Costa Rica is one of the countries of the world that has been strongly affected by the deadly novel coronavirus. The country has one of the most potent coronavirus variants in the world, has recorded some of the highest numbers of coronavirus-related deaths. As such, authorities in Costa Rica have instituted covid-19 entry and travel protocols to avert a further spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Covid-19 Travel And Entry Requirement To Costa Rica
Generally, Costa Rica’s air, marine, and land borders have been opened to all legitimate travelers and visitors, however, the following covid-19 protocols must be adhered to;
- Completing the Health Pass online form available at https://salud.go.cr
The Health Pass can only be completed within 72 hours prior to departure. It must be accessed on up-to-date browsers, with the exception of Internet Explorer. One form must be completed per person, including minors, without exception.
- Acquiring medical insurance
Tourists must acquire mandatory travel insurance that covers lodging in the event of quarantine as well as medical expenses due to contracting COVID-19. Vaccinated tourists and travelers are not exempted from acquiring medical insurance.
The medical insurance according to the Costa Rican government must meet the following standards;
- Valid for the entire stay in Costa Rica (coverage dates).
- 50,000 USD for medical expenses, including those from COVID-19.
- 2,000 USD for lodging expenses in the event of COVID-19 quarantine.
Travelers are to request a certificate from the insurance company, in English or Spanish, that indicates the following:
- Traveler’s name.
- Effective dates of the policy during the visit in Costa Rica (travel dates).
- Guaranteed coverage of at least 50,000 USD for medical expenses in the event of contracting COVID-19 in Costa Rica.
- A minimum coverage of 2,000 USD for lodging expenses due to quarantine or travel interruption.
- This certificate must specify that the policy covers COVID-19 and must be attached to the Health pass for review and approval by the Costa Rican authorities.
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