Learn More: Health Pass
The Costa Rica Health Pass was designed to screen international arrivals to minimize the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. All travelers who wish to enter Costa Rica are required to complete this form.
Check here to see if Costa Rica’s borders are currently open for travelers of your nationality. If you’re ready to get started on your journey to Costa Rica, apply for the Health Pass now.
WHO CAN ENTER COSTA RICA WITH THIS DOCUMENT
Citizens from the United States, Canada, Mexico, the EU Schengen Zone, the United Kingdom, Central America, South America, Jamaica, Asia, and Oceania are allowed to enter Costa Rica.
See the FAQ section below to understand under which terms and conditions.
Travelers will also be requested to showcase an RT-PCR negative test result taken within 72 hours before departure and show proof of medical insurance.
OBTAIN THE COSTA RICA HEALTH PASS
To apply for this travel document, you’ll need to provide information about your health status and intended stay in Costa Rica. Passengers must comply with the country’s safety protocols.
DISPLAY THE DOCUMENT
Once you submit your application, we’ll forward the Costa Rica Health Pass to your email before your trip, so you can show it to the immigration authorities when you get to the airport.
You can find up-to-date information on specific quarantine rules for Costa Rica in the FAQs below.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO APPLY
Negative pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test result Policy Certificate
Negative pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test result
Required Documents to Apply
Negative pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test result
The Costa Rica Health Pass is part of the required documents you will need to enter Costa Rica, it DOES NOT replace a visa. If your country requires a visa, the immigration officers will ask for your Visa when you enter Costa Rica. Keep in mind some nationalities will require a paper visa. If that is your case, we suggest you visit your local embassy.
All travelers must fill out the Costa Rica Health Pass.
You are required to print and carry this Costa Rica Health Pass with you, as you will be required to present it at the point of entry.
It is required to get tested for Covid-19 using a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test and upload the test results certificate. The test must be conducted within 72 hours prior to arrival. Tests older than 72 hours are not acceptable.
The traveler must have a medical insurance that covers accommodation and medical expenses generated by the COVID-19 disease.
If this Health Pass is for a minor or a dependent person, it must be completed by the person’s legal guardian.
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Frequently Asked Questions
No, you won’t have to self-isolate when you arrive in Costa Rica, but keep in mind that this information is subject to change due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19.
However, you should know that travelers in Costa Rica are required to wear a mask at bus stops and on public transportation.
- Standard Processing Time: 24 hours - USD 20.00.
- Rush Processing Time: 4 hours - USD 35.00.
- Super Rush Processing Time: 30 minutes - USD 60.00.
- Select the country to which you are requesting the visa
- Select the type of visa and read the instructions carefully.
- Select Apply Now
- Fill in the application form
- Pay using a Visa Card, Mastercard or other debit card.
- Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account.
- Present your printed e-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
We know that our applicants can come across unexpected changes in their travel plans that may prevent them from traveling and therefore getting their visa. This is why we understand you may want to request a cancellation of your visa application and a credit for the amount paid. However, we will only approve the refund/credit if it follows our Refund policy guideline:
- If your application has not been reviewed by our team, nor submitted to the government for approval, then you will receive a credit for the full amount of the iVisa processing fee and government fee(visa cost).
- If your application has been reviewed by our team but has not yet been submitted to the government for approval, you will receive a credit for the full amount of the government fee (visa cost).
- If your application has been submitted to the government for approval or a visa is already issued, unfortunately, no credit is available.
Our policy also applies to these circumstances:
- If we make a mistake on your application, a 100% refund of the iVisa processing fee will be issued and we will process your visa again at no cost.
- If you purchase rush or super rush processing additional fee and we do not deliver the travel document within the agreed timeframe, you will receive a credit for the iVisa rush or super rush processing fee.
- If you miss your trip because iVisa does not deliver the travel document within the agreed timeframe, you will receive a full cash refund for the government fee and iVisa processing fee.
- The exception to the clause above is if the government is the cause of the delay or your arrival date was sooner than our super rush processing time. In such case, you will receive a credit for the iVisa processing fee.
If for any reason, you are not satisfied with our services, please feel free to contact us. Under reasonable circumstances, we will grant a credit of the iVisa processing fee to be used for a future order.
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