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COVID-19

Updated Information

Dear traveler:

We understand these are difficult times for many travelers. We would like to help you with current information about the COVID-19 in Costa Rica for all travelers who are in the country or are planning to travel in the next few days. Find the latest news and relevant information on the subject here:

The current situation:

  • From March 18, 23h59 to April 12 23h59 only Costa Rican citizens or residents are allowed to enter Costa Rica. Aircraft crews are excluded from the rule so that flights can continue to take place. The airports are open.
  • Tourists can leave Costa Rica by plane and can also enter their home country. However, some countries require quarantine at home for 2 weeks. Please inform yourself about the conditions in your country.
  • Costa Rica has (as of April 1) 375 confirmed cases of Covid-19 diseases. The country has a very good health system and has been strictly implementing WHO recommendations since January, so the risk you get infected in Costa Rica is far less than in Europe. Please strictly adhere to known hygiene measures and behaviors when coughing and sneezing.
  • From Friday, April 3 to Tuesday, April 7, the nighttime vehicle restriction will be extended throughout the country from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Long-distance public transportation will be restricted. From Saturday, April 4, until Tuesday, April 7, the daytime vehicle restriction will apply from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with plate distribution. From April 8th to 12th, vehicle and public transportation will be restricted. After Holy Week, that is, as of April 13, no vehicles will be allowed to circulate from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. except vehicles for transporting goods, as well as emergencies and press. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, no vehicle will be allowed to circulate from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following Monday.
  • As of Tuesday, March 24th, all foreign residents or those with regular status in the country who leave the territory, automatically lose their immigration status.
  • Most confirmed cases in Costa Rica are in the Central Valley / Alajuela - San José.
  • All beaches and national parks are closed.

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