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Information for Travelers

Entry Requirements to Costa Rica

  • Step 1- Purchase travel insurance. 
  • Step 2- Completing the HEALTH PASS online form available at
Travel 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. Daily cost approximately  $12 if under 70, $25 if over 70 years old.
Local Insurance
a- Sagicor: click HERE
b- INS: click HERE 
c- BlueCross BlueShield:  click HERE
International Insurance:
d- Trawick International (most affordable option):  click HERE
If you plan to use other international insurance make sure that it meets the following requirements:
  1. Valid for the entire stay in Costa Rica (coverage dates).
  2. 50,000 USD for medical expenses, including those from COVID-19.
  3. 2,000 USD for lodging expenses in the event of COVID-19 quarantine.

Completing the HEALTH PASS online.

You can find the pass here:

You can only fill the form within 72 hours of your flight. 
If you purchased insurance from a Local option ( a-b-c ) you just include the insurance number. 
If you purchased (d) or are using other international insurance: You will need to upload copies of the Insurance policy. 
For more Information visit the official site: Click HERE

Entry Requirements to USA:

CDC requires all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within (3) calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last (90) days​.


If you are not a US traveler,  check your country embassy website for entry requirements. 

SJO Airport offers  Covid testing

Laboratorios Echandi rapid antigen tests at SJO with results guaranteed within an hour.

The service costs $65 and is available 24/7.

Please make sure to book your test at least 4 hours prior to your flight

Book your test:

Covid Testing at Los Sueños Resort Clinic Herradura

Located directly in front of Cabletica.

All you need to do is call +506-2637-8610 or email [email protected] and their bilingual staff will walk you through the process.


The antigen tests for COVID-19, otherwise known as rapid tests, cost US $85 + tax, per test and the response time is up to 24 to 32 hours.

The PCR  cost is US $150 per test plus 4% tax. per test and the response time is up to 32 to 48 hours.

Payment: is received by credit or debit card & cash


‣Antigen ( Rapid tests): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. From : 7:00 a.m – 01:00 p.m

‣PCR : Tuesday ,Wednesday ,Thursday ,Friday ,Saturday  From : 02:00 p.m – 07:00 p.m