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COSTA RICA IS OPEN: Costa Rica re-opened to tourists in September 2020 and the good news is that since April 1st, 2022 the Costa Rica Health Pass is no longer needed to enter the country.
The Costa Rica Health Pass was designed to screen international arrivals in order to minimize the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. All adult travelers who wish to enter Costa Rica are required to complete this form.
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
All nationalities can apply for this document to enter Costa Rica. It is not mandatory to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result for the application form or to enter the country, but this is subject to change depending on how the health situation develops.
Go to the application page to complete the Costa Rica Health Pass.
OBTAIN THE COSTA RICA HEALTH PASS
To apply for the Health Pass, you must provide information about your health status and intended stay in Costa Rica. Passengers must comply with all local health and safety protocols.
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Once you submit your application, we’ll forward the Costa Rica Health Pass to you via email before your trip, so you can show it to the authorities when you get to the airport.
You can find up-to-date information about Costa Rica in the FAQs below.
ABOUT COVID-19 SELF-TESTING
Don't waste vacation time searching for a COVID-19 test center. Even if you don't need to take a test to enter Costa Rica, you will need a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the US. Simplify testing by ordering the eMed self-testing COVID-19 kit online. Pack the test in your suitcase and self-test no more than 3 days prior to your flight back to the US. Check the FAQs to learn more about our trusted testing partner.
Required Documents to Apply
Medical proof of COVID-19 vaccination (if applicable)
Medical Insurance (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan (if applicable)
US RESIDENTS ONLY: To return to the US you’ll need to take a COVID-19 test the day before your entry date. Don’t waste time looking for a test lab in Costa Rica. Simplify travel with the purchase of an eMed test kit. Order yours now and pack it in your luggage. Then follow the Certified Guide’s online instructions to take the mandatory test 24 hours before your journey back to the US.
The Costa Rica Health Pass is part of the required documents you will need to enter Costa Rica, however it DOES NOT replace a visa. If your country’s citizens require a visa, the immigration officers will ask for your visa when you try to enter Costa Rica. Keep in mind some nationalities will require a paper visa. If that is the case, we suggest you contact your local Costa Rican embassy.
All travelers must fill out the Costa Rica Health Pass, with the exception of children under the age of 2 years old. Underage travelers’ legal parents or guardians should fill it out on their behalf.
Print and carry the Costa Rica Health Pass to present it at the point of entry.
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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Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter Costa Rica?
No, you don't need a COVID vaccination certificate to enter Costa Rica.
Accepted vaccines are AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Covaxin.
You are considered vaccinated if all doses of a vaccine against SARS-Cov-2 have been administered for at least two weeks before traveling.
Do I need to take a PCR COVID-19 Test before traveling to Costa Rica?
Why buy a COVID-19 self-testing kit? (US residents only)
The eMed self-test COVID-19 kit includes 6 rapid antigen tests that meet major US airline's entry requirements- perfect for travelers on round-trip journeys from the United States!
Order your test kit before your trip and it will be delivered to your home address for easy testing, anywhere, anytime. The Certified Guide will help you get results in 15 minutes on the NAVICA app. Get the eMed self-test COVID-19 kit for $150- that’s only $25 per test.
Do I have to quarantine when I get to Costa Rica?
What’s the Costa Rica Health Pass?
How much is the Costa Rica Health Pass?
- Standard Processing Time: 24 hours - USD $21.99.
- Rush Processing Time: 4 hours - USD $39.99.
- Super Rush Processing Time: 30 minutes - USD $66.99.
Can I get this form for free at the airport?
What countries can currently enter Costa Rica?
Currently, travelers from all countries are allowed to enter Costa Rica. Everyone must fill out the Costa Rica Health Pass.
Is it mandatory to get one if I’m traveling to Costa Rica?
Do children also need Costa Rica Health Pass?
When should I apply for Costa Rica Health Pass?
It’s recommended for you to apply for the Health Pass at least 3 days before your departure date to Costa Rica.
Start right now and avoid delays for your travel document.
How long does it take to apply for it?
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