The Government announced on Thursday, July 23, 2020, the beginning of the gradual and safe opening of the Juan Santamaria International Airport and the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport.

Costa Rica received the seal as a safe destination from the World Travel and Tourism Council; therefore, this protocol received recognition from this Council. The guidelines authorized foreigners must abide by are the following:

– Flights to Costa Rica from the European Union, United Kingdom and Canada will be allowed in a gradual manner, allowing less than five flights per week.

– Nationals with passports or residents from the European Union, United Kingdom and Canada may enter the country.

– Before the trip, the foreigners mentioned above must comply with the following requirements:

  • They must complete a digital Epidemiological form.
  • They must undergo a COVID-19 test and have a negative result, which must be obtained within 48 hours prior to the trip.
  • Obtain mandatory travel insurance for medical expenses, which must cover matters related with COVID-19, as well as lodging eventualities in the event that mandatory isolation is necessary.
  • Upon entering the country, all sanitary protocols established at airports must be followed.