Costa Rica is not currently requiring the Covid19 vaccine to enter the country.
However, effective December 1, 2021 Costa Rica will begin requiring most commercial establishments to operate under one of two plans, as part of a phased in vaccine mandate (this is also subject to change).
Plan A) Establishments must verify the vaccination status of patrons 12 years old and older. Establishments included in the requirement are: restaurants, bars and casinos, stores and commercial centers, museums, gyms, hotels, worship sites, event halls, adventure tourism activities, theaters and cinemas, and sporting events. Patrons who do not provide proof of full vaccination status, will not be admitted into such establishments.
Plan B) Commercial establishments may admit unvaccinated patrons but they must operate at 50% of the facility’s capacity.
Then beginning January 8, 2022, the Plan B option expires, and commercial establishments must require proof of vaccination for all patrons 12 years old and older.
Early indications are that most establishments will opt for the early (December 1st) implementation since operating at 50% capacity is not going to be economically feasible for most businesses.
Travelers should keep their passports and vaccine certificates with them throughout their visit to Costa Rica. Tourists who are not fully vaccinated will be able to enter the country, but may be limited with regards to restaurants and certain activities.
The following groups are exempt from the requirement to present proof of vaccination:
Minors under 12 years of age
People who have a medical condition, duly accredited, which exempts them from vaccination following the policies of the Costa Rica Ministry of Health
Tourists entering the country will complete their Health Pass application as usual which will include providing proof of vaccinations and will promptly receive a specific QR code after their application has been reviewed and approved.
The Health Pass must be completed for each traveler 72 hours prior to arrival at https://salud.go.cr/ .
Please if you have any questions, call or email our reservations department at 1-754-261-0321 or email@example.com for further information.