Passports and Visas
All visitors arriving in Costa Rica require a passport valid for more than six months from their entry date. Citizens of some countries also require a visa to enter the country. Please check ahead before traveling. Camino Travel also recommends you carry, besides your passport, a photocopy of the photo page of your passport and another proof of citizenship with a photo ID (for example, your driver’s license).
Yellow Fever Vaccination
As of July 30, 2007, travelers coming from some countries in Africa and South America must possess a yellow fever vaccination certificate before entry into Costa Rica will be allowed. Please consult if your country is on the list.
COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing, and Travel Insurance
Due to recent regulations and guidelines provided by the Costa Rican Health Ministry and Tourism Institution, it has been deemed safe for visitors to enter the country and circulate without needing a proof of a COVID-19 test or vaccination. All establishments and institutions are under both sanitation protocols and guidelines, intending to keep everyone as safe as possible and minimize risk of infection for all parties.
As of August 1, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers do not need to purchase COVID-19 related travel insurance. However, those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, have not finished all required doses of the vaccine, or who have been vaccinated within 14 days of entering Costa Rica must still purchase this special insurance. The mandated travel insurance must cover COVID-19 related expenses and potential 14 day quarantine in case the individual tests positive prior to departure.
As of April 1, 2022, the official Health Pass will no longer be required by travelers to enter Costa Rica. Additionally, the travel insurance policy for non-vaccinated travelers will no longer be required. Of course, it is still recommended that tourists purchase a travel insurance policy that will cover COVID-related medical expenses and quarantine lodging, in case they acquire the virus before leaving the country.
For current information on the entry requirements COVID-19, please refer to the official website of the Costa Rica Tourism Board: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements#Document