International Travel UpdateInternational Travel allowed if traveling from the following:
- THE EUROPEAN UNION, SCHENGEN ZONE, AND THE UNITED KINGDOM: for flights from the European Union, the Schengen Zone, and the United Kingdom; for citizens and residents of the European Union, the Schengen Zone, and the United Kingdom.
- CANADA: for flights from Canada; for citizens and residents of Canada and for citizens and residents of the European Union, the Schengen Zone, and the United Kingdom in transit.
- SOUTH AMERICA: for flights from Uruguay; for citizens and residents of Uruguay.
- ASIA: for flights from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the People's Republic of China; for citizens and residents of Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the People's Republic of China.
- OCEANIA: for flights from Australia and New Zealand; for citizens and residents of Australia and New Zealand.
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Residents of nine states): Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
- As of Sept. 15, 2020: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Residents of ten states): Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington and Wyoming.
- As of Oct. 1, 2020: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Residents of one state): California (if the epidemiological scenario permits it)
Costa Rica also announced the following measures to which tourists must adhere to if they visit the country:
- Tourists must complete and present an epidemiological survey which can be found at: https://ccss.now.sh/
- Tourists must present proof of a negative PCR coronavirus test. The result must have been received within the 48 hours before their travel to Costa Rica.
- Tourists must acquire mandatory travel insurance that covers medical care and an unexpected extended hotel stay. Validity of the policy must be during the visit to Costa Rica, and must guarantee that it covers medical expenses in cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, for at least $50,000 (fifty thousand United States dollars), and it must include a minimum coverage of $2,000 for expenses of extended lodging due to the pandemic..
- Tourists must follow all airport and local health protocols. This includes wearing a mask or face shield in the hotel indoor public areas.