Costa Rica COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

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Costa Rica
September 30, 2020

Costa Rica Travel Status

DomesticRestrictedEntryPartially allowedExitPartially allowed

Costa Rica Border Reopening

ForecastedAugust 1, 2020

Entry Requirements

Quarantine Partially required Mask Partially required Covid-19 Test Required

I can travel to Costa Rica from:

SelectedAllowedPartially allowedRestrictedUnknown

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COVID-19 Statistics

Daily new confirmed cases: 1,665JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep5001,0001,500
Total confirmed cases: 73,714JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep20,00040,00060,000
Total deaths: 861JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSep200400600800

Statistics are published by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control as of September 29, 2020

Key Travel Information

Are Costa Rica's borders open for tourism?

Costa Rica's international borders are partially open for tourism. The above map will show you which countries are allowed entry into Costa Rica.


Does Costa Rica allow travelers to exit the country?

Costa Rica does not allow/advise travel to certain countries. The above map will show you which countries are allowing travelers from Costa Rica when you click on "From Costa Rica."


Are there any quarantine requirements upon arrival?

Quarantine is required for certain travelers upon arrival.


Do you need to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival?



Do you need to prepare any documents or test results before departing?



Do you need to wear mask in Costa Rica?

Masks or other face coverings are mandatory in certain situations. Masks or other face coverings are mandatory compulsory in most indoor situations.


Are restaurants open?



Can you apply for a visa?



Additional Information on Traveling To Costa Rica

Inbound Travel: Who can travel into Costa Rica?

Costa Rica’s borders are currently open to selected travelers. This includes travelers from the European Union, Schengen Zone, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Click here for a full list of allowed travelers.

Before entry, non-nationals and non-residents of Costa Rica must:

Outbound Travel: Who can travel out of Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is currently implementing a phased reopening and certain airports are operating. Check with your airline to see which flights can depart Costa Rica.

Additional Information About Visa & Quarantine Measures In Costa Rica

Additional Information About Traveling Domestically In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is undergoing a phased reopening.

Regulations vary across the country — each canton has been designated with an alert status that is either orange or yellow. The status for each canton may change without warning according to the epidemiological situation. Click here for full details on the status of each canton and the restrictions that will be enforced during each phase. These details are updated frequently by the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica — check often for updates before you embark on your journey.

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About Our Data

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We gather our data from hundreds of sources to ensure that our information is up-to-date. Our sources include official government websites and reputable news outlets. Please note, however, that advisories may change without warning. We encourage you to check the official government websites before traveling.

We also provide community COVID-19 statistics to help you make an informed travel decision. These statistics come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and show daily new confirmed cases, total confirmed cases, and total deaths.

Daily news confirmed cases: Reflects the daily number of COVID-19 cases in given country.

Total confirmed cases: Reflects the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in given country.

Total deaths: Reflects the total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in given country.

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