Costa Rica Reopens to the Entire US on November 1st, 2020

As of November first, Costa Rica will begin accepting tourists from any state in the U.S. Until then, the country is only accepting travelers residing in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. Until Nov. 1st, you will need a state issued driver’s license to prove your state of residency in order to enter the country.
Requirements to enter the country after November 1st will remain as they currently are. Tourists need to meet the following criteria for entrance:

  • Fill out a certification online through HealthPass that they have do not have any Covid19 symptoms
  • Take a molecular Covid test and receive negative result no more than 72 hours prior to departure
  • Provide proof of international travel insurance that has a minimum of $50,000 in coverage for medical expenses and an additional $2,000 coverage for lodging in case of Covid diagnosis while in country

You can purchase travel insurance in the U.S. that meets the above criteria or you can purchase the travel insurance directly from Costa Rica. If you opt to purchase the insurance from Costa Rica directly, you can do so at the same HealthPass link above (make sure that the insurance meets the criteria for entry).

Any travelers not meeting the criteria above will not be granted entrance to Costa Rica. Please note that the above information could change at any time. Please check with the Costa Rican Embassy for the latest information for tourists traveling from the U.S.

Edit: As of October 25th, a Covid-19 test is no longer required, but HealthPass certification and the requirement for travel insurance remain in effect.