Tourists from the USA Permitted to Enter Costa Rica

Information updated as of September 13, 2021

Beginning August 1, 2021 - Costa Rica Entry Requirements

As of August 1, Costa Rica requires every traveler to have a QR code to enter the country.

  • Fill out a health pass questionnaire and obtain a QR code which is generated after completing the questionnaire. The health pass must be filled out within 48 hours of your departing flight. The questionnaire can be found by visiting this website.
  • Unvaccinated and partially COVID-19 vaccinated tourists over the age of 18 must purchase mandatory travel insurance covering a minimum of $50,000 USD for medical expenses and a minimum of $2,000 USD for extended lodging expenses. Tourist can purchase an international policy or a Costa Rican policy.
  • Minors under the age of 18 and fully COVID-19 vaccinated tourists do not need to purchase the travel insurance. They just need to fill out the health pass to show their QR codes.


Please note that "Fully vaccinated" is two weeks after the last administered dose by the following accepted vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. Mixed doses are accepted as long a sboth doses are one of the four accepted vaccines.

Returning to the USA Entry Requirements

Effective January 26, 2021 and until further notice, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative Covid-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of flight departure from Costa Rica.  Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information.


You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.


Please note: Our concierge can make appointments for your group to visit a clinic in Marina Pez Vela (located very close to The Villa Mariana ) for PCR test results within 6-8 hours via email. Alternately, she can also make an appointment for Covid testing at the house for your whole group so that you do not have to leave the house. The results will be emailed to you within 8 hours. Inquire with the concierge regarding pricing as this changes often.


Other Questions

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry into Costa Rica? No

Is a curfew in place in Costa Rica? No

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine once arriving in Costa Rica? No




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