🌎 / Costa Rica

Up-to-date info COVID-19 travel restrictions. Quarantine conditions, entry requrements, list of approved vaccines and etc., help you make decisions about future trips in 2022.
Last Update 13 days ago

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Open to visit

International travel to Costa Rica is allowed, but you’ll have to meet some requirements to enter.

Travel guidelines

🛬 Quarantine on arrival in Costa Rica


🛬 Quarantine on return to United States of America

Quarantine is not required

COVID-19 statistics

Infection risk level

📉 Moderate

New COVID-19 cases in last 14 days

🦠 0

out of 100,000 people

😷 Masks are optional

From 11 April, the wearing of face masks is mandatory in healthcare facilities and recommended in spaces where social distancing is difficult.

🚎 Transport is allowed

International passenger flights have resumed.

📃 Declaration documnents

🛂 Open to visit

Overland borders have reopened to non-resident foreign travellers who do not require a visa. Air and maritime travellers from all countries are also allowed entry. A return or onward ticket is required for entry and must be presented at customs upon arrival. Cruise tourism has resumed.

Effective 1 April, a completed digital health pass and proof of travel insurance are no longer required for travellers.


Border ban

🚢 Maritime border - Open

🚊 Land border - Open

🌐 Quarantine modality


Self-quarantine is no longer required for arriving travellers. Travellers will be subject to health screenings, including taking temperature readings, and must follow any other sanitary instructions - including a possible seven to 14-day isolation order upon arrival. Travellers must secure lodging for the duration of quarantine if required to isolate. Returning citizens and residents may be required to quarantine when arriving through land borders.

💉 Qualified vaccines

None Specified

🤚 Area restrictions

Domestic Travel

Public transport has resumed at 100 percent capacity, and vehicle movement restrictions have been lifted nationwide.


From 1 April, all businesses and establishments may operate at 100 percent capacity at their regular working hours.

On 5 November 2021, authorities announced that all children aged five and up must get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Health officials urged people to practice social distancing and stay at home whenever possible. Consult https://www.ministeriodesalud.go.cr/ for updates on the epidemiological situation.

Good to know

Authorities lifted most domestic measures and international travel requirements as of 1 April. All borders have reopened. Around 81 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated as of late May.

⚠ Current covid restrictions in Costa Rica

🧒 Schools closing – Required (only at some levels)
🏢 Workplace closing – Required for some
🥳 Public events – Required cancellations
🍻 Public gathering – gatherings between 100-1000 people
🏡 Stay at home – Recommended not to leave the house
😷 Face covering – Required in all shared/public spaces outside the home with other people present or all situations when social distancing not possible
🚌 Public transport – No measures
✈ Internal movement – Recommend movement restriction
🗺 International travel control – Screening
🧪 PCR testing – Testing of anyone showing COVID-19 symptoms
💉 Vaccination policy – Universal availability