Costa Rica will reopen International Airports for visitors from Canada, UK, and European Union.

Costa Rican officials announced on July 23 that the International airport opening programmed for midnight on Aug 1 will continue as scheduled. Flights arriving from Canada European Union and the United Kingdom and the Schengen Area

From 01.08.2020 there are entries from the EU, the Schengen area, Great Britain, and Canada by air again.

The following requirements apply to tourists:

IMPORTANT NOTE! – Information and requirements are being updated every 2 weeks. We recommend that you speak with one of the local agents prior to arrival for the most up to date information. Please speak with your local agent before filling out the form and insurance purchase as requirements may have changed.

  • Negative COVID test, sampling max. 48 hours before departure, the rapid test is not recognized digitally pre-filled health form
  • A travel insurance policy that meets the following requirements
    • The policy is valid throughout their scheduled visit to Costa Rica.
    •  It covers medical expenses in Costa Rica related to COVID-19 of at least $50,000.*
    • It includes a minimum coverage of $2,000 for accommodation expenses related to COVID-19
  • Tourists must complete and present an epidemiological survey.
  • Compliance with the strict hygiene protocols at the airport

Information is currently being updated. Please
speak with your  travel agent for the
most up to date information  and

  1. The Costa Rica Tourism Board will receive a request from the tourist. That request must include:
    1. A signed declaration indicating the policy meets the requirements. – information to follow.
    2. Proof from the insurance company indicating the policy covers the tourist(s).
  2. Tourists will receive a response to their request within 24 hours on workdays, or 48 hours on weekends/holidays.
  3. If the policy does not meet the requirements, the tourist will be notified. They will have 24 hours to correct the issue, or they can purchase a plan that has been pre-approved by the General Insurance Superintendency.
  4. If the policy meets requirements and is approved, ICT will send the tourist a QR code that must be shown to Costa Rican immigration authorities at the airport. The relevant documents from Step 1 must also be submitted as part of the digital Health Pass that is required for all travelers.

This is the complete list of countries:

European Union:
Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Sweden.

United Kingdom:
England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.


All approved travelers to Costa Rica must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test received within 48 hours prior to boarding. Visitors must also fill out and present a public health form available through the Costa Rican health Departments online portal. Guests will be required to show proof of adequate medical insurance coverage that will cover medical care and extended stays in case of illness while traveling. Guests will also be required to follow all local health protocols.

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