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DOCUMENT OVERVIEW

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 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
  • Medical Insurance (if applicable)

Important Instructions
  • 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.

  • 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

It’s a new travel document that must be displayed at the moment of arrival in Costa Rica by all international travelers.
Indeed. Government authorities will ask you to present yours in order to allow your entry to Costa Rica.
Citizens from the United States, Canada, Mexico, the EU Schengen Zone, the United Kingdom, Central America, South America (citizens and residents of Uruguay), the Caribbean (citizens and residents of Jamaica), Asia (citizens and residents of Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China), and Oceania (citizens and residents of Australia and New Zealand.)
No, besides showing proof of medical insurance, there's no other required document to apply.
No, they don’t. This requirement excludes children traveling with their families.

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.

Prices will change depending on the processing time you select:
  • 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.
It’s recommended for you to apply for the health pass at least 3 days before your departure date to Costa Rica.
You must complete this Application Form with your personal and travel information. Once you submit it, our team will process your request and forward the Costa Rica Health Pass to your email.
Sending the application won’t take you longer than 5 minutes.
You can use it for up to a Single Entry. This means that you must request a new one every time you travel to Costa Rica.
Yes, the Costa Rica Health Pass is usually available for free at the airport. However, applying for the Health Pass beforehand with iVisa.com can save you from the waiting time you may experience in customs or immigration lines and eliminates the unnecessary hassle of filling out an official document while in transit. Moreover, we provide the form in multiple languages so you can pick the language that is best for you. To be sure your document is as error-free as possible, our Team of Experts will review your application for any possible mistakes. Think of it as your “fast pass” to your trip to Costa Rica.
Yes! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer service agents if you have any questions. They’re available 24/7 and will help you out with anything you need.
Read more about the Costa Rica Health Pass here.
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However, by November 1st Costa Rica will open its air border to all the countries in the world, as long as they meet the documentation required, such as visa (when required), RT-PCR test, and health pass. We’re going to focus on the Costa Rica Health Pass right now. First, this is not a visa, so if you are a citizen from a country that requires a visa to enter Costa Rica, then you must still apply for a visa. The Costa Rica Health Pass is required for all travelers who wish to visit the country. This form was designed to monitor international arrivals to minimize the risks surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. To apply for this travel document you’ll be asked to provide information about your health status and intentions to stay in Costa Rica. Along with the form, you will also have to submit a pre-departure negative PCR COVID-19 test result. The results must have been taken within 72 hours before your trip. A Policy Certificate and Traveler’s Medical Insurance will be needed as well. Regarding the Traveler’s Medical Insurance, this can be either international or purchased in Costa Rica. If you want to purchase it in Costa Rica, you can do it through the National Insurance Institute (INS - Instituto Nacional de Seguros) or Sagicor. But if you have international insurance, there are certain policies you must follow, as tourists will have to request a certificate from their insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, that verifies at least the next three conditions. (This certificate needs to be uploaded when you’re in the process of filling out the electronic epidemiological Health Pass). Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica must provide guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in case you get sick with COVID-19 while in Costa Rica, for at least USD $50,000. It must include minimum coverage of USD $2,000 for accommodation expenses as a result of Coronavirus. Those who don’t comply with the requirements, won’t be permitted to enter the country. You are going to have to print your Costa Rica Health Pass and carry it with you since you will be required to show it at the point of entry. Another requirement for passengers visiting the country is that they will have to comply with Costa Rica’s safety protocols, that means that travelers must wear face protection and satisfy the strict protocols of the air terminal regarding physical distancing, disinfection of hands and carpets, as well as taking temperature readings, plus any other sanitary instructions required for your safety and others. Tourists coming from any of the authorized states (before November 1st) can enter the country, even if their route includes a stop at a destination that is not authorized, as long as they remain in the transit airport. 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