Costa Rica Will No Longer Require Completed Health Pass as of April 1

Beginning April 1, Costa Rica will no longer require travelers to complete an online Health Pass when visiting the destination. Additionally, unvaccinated travelers will no longer be required to purchase a travel insurance policy; however, it is still recommended that travelers purchase travel insurance to cover medical and lodging expenses in the event of contracting COVID-19.

In the interim, the Health Pass may be completed at It can only be completed within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country; one form must be completed per person, including minors.

In addition, as of March 1, all business establishments must require vaccination QR codes from patrons upon entry to operate at 100 percent capacity; commercial establishments that do not require vaccination QR codes may only operate at 50 percent capacity. Such establishments may include business, sports, cultural and academic activities, as well as discos, dance halls and night clubs. Children under 12 are exempt from needing proof of a vaccination QR code. For those that do not have a QR code, a physical vaccination card may also be used.  

That said, also beginning April 1, these establishments will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity without requiring vaccination QR codes.

Good to know: All international tourists are permitted to enter Costa Rica by air, land and sea. The government of Costa Rica does not require tourists to present a negative COVID-19 test, nor quarantine upon arrival. Tourists visiting Costa Rica are, however, requested to abide by the sanitary protocols in place when participating in tourist activities throughout the country.

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