Good news for Americans! Costa Rica no longer requires any quarantine. However, Americans are required to present a Costa Rica Health Pass on arrival along. Costa Rica has mandated that all international tourists, including minors, obtain a Health Pass 72 hours before departure.
Costa Rica does not require vaccinated travelers to get insurance. However, everyone needs to get a Health Pass to board their flights. Atlys automatically generates the Costa Rica Health Pass along with other travel documentation. We suggest joining our travel community on Facebook where we'll have dedicated experts answer your questions.
If you're worried about not finding the right insurance or filling up the form, it's best to use Atlys. It will take you under 5 minutes, and Atlys will automatically handle all components of your application, including the insurance.
We will walk you thru a step-by-step tutorial to obtain a Costa Rica Health Pass.
Go to the official portal for the Heath Pass. Most likely, the website will be in Spanish. To change the language to English, go to the top right corner and select 'English' from the dropdown menu. Next, click on 'Fill Form.'
Many travelers have reported glitches using the Costa Rica Health Pass portal on their browsers. We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox on desktop and Safari on iPhone.
The first section is self-explanatory. However, if you're a diplomat, you need to provide an identification document. For 'Trip Information,' enter details on how you're reaching Costa Rica, airport, flight #, and date of arrival.
The airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport. The airline is the flight # should be the final flight to Costa Rica. For instance, if you're traveling from San Francisco to Chicago on UA 01 and Chicago to Costa Rica on UA 08, enter UA 08.
This section provides information about your stay in Costa Rica and the address of accommodation. For those living in Airbnbs, provide details of your host. For those staying in hotels, you can put the hotel address readily available online. The purpose is Vacation.
Costa Rica requires all travelers to possess valid travel insurance to enter the country. The travel insurance should cover COVID-19.
The last section asks you details about your travel insurance, such as the policy number, coverage details, and a letter confirming you possess the insurance. We recommend using Atlys to get Allianz Insurance since it meets all criteria. The travel insurance can be purchased from an international insurance company that meets the following requirements:
A confirmation, in English or Spanish, clearly specifying:
Insurance cards, typically provided by employers, are not eligible.
Fully vaccinated travelers are required to purchase travel insurance as well. While you can buy travel insurance from one of the local providers, we recommend using an American company.
If you get travel insurance from a local provider, your Health Pass is pre-approved by the Costa Rican government. You only need to provide the insurance number. However, we've heard from many travelers dealing with American insurance companies is significantly easier should something go south. The local insurance costs around $100 for 10 days and $200 for people older than 70. It's far cheaper to use Atlys to get insurance.
All minors require a Health Pass. You can add minors traveling with you in the last step. Airlines will not let you board if you fail to surface a Costa Rica Health Pass for everyone in your group. Your boarding pass will have a "DOCS OK" printed on them if you possess all valid documentation.
Ensure all your details are correct and meet requirements. Submitting the health pass puts it in a review queue, and you will get a QR code immediately. You do not get a QR code via email, so make sure to save it.
Costa Rica Health Pass is free of cost. The Health Pass exists to control the spread of COVID-19. The Health Pass is scanned s at many places such as restaurants, bars, and hotels to verify your status.
What documents will I need to show to enter Costa Rica?
A Health Pass QR code, travel insurance proof, and a valid passport.
Are there any travel restrictions in Costa Rica for Americans?
Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Costa Rica are open, with capacity limitations and health measures in place.
How much does it cost to get an RT-PCR COVID-19 test in Costa Rica?
The cost of an RT-PCR COVID-19 test in Costa Rica is between $100 and 130.
Can I travel to Costa Rica?
Costa Rica is now open for air travel from any country, and land borders have reopened.