Travelers who are going to Costa Rica are not required to provide a negative PCR test result or undergo a quarantine.
All travelers, except tourists who are 0-18 years old and fully vaccinated individuals should fill out the Health Pass 72 hours prior to their departure date.
Unvaccinated tourists, tourists with incomplete vaccination and tourists administered with vaccine other than Moderna, PfizerBioNTech, AstraZeneca or Janssen will need to present a travel insurance that covers lodging and medical expenses in case of contracting COVID-19. The required medical insurance should have a guaranteed $50,000 for medical expenses and $2000 for lodging expenses. Costa Rican citizens, tourists under the age of 18 and tourists vaccinated with approved vaccines in Costa Rica are exempt from presenting a health insurance.
Fully vaccinated individuals are recognized if they have been inoculated with Moderna, PfizerBioNTech, AstraZeneca or Janssen. Vaccine should have been administered 14 days after the end of vaccination process before entry to the country. The vaccine certificate must be attached to the Health Pass.
More details regarding entry to Costa Rica can be found here.
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Costa Rica.
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Costa Rica.
The Health Pass can only be completed within 72 hours of arriving in the country. One form must be completed per person, including minors, without exception.
Travellers returning from Costa Rica must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.
Exemptions apply to the following:
1. Children who are under two years of age.
2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19
3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19
Visitors returning from Costa Rica will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.
Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.
Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.
Most visitors from New Zealand can enter Costa Rica without restrictions.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Costa Rica without restrictions.
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Costa Rica without restrictions.
Travelers from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.
Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.
Mask usage in Costa Rica is required on public transportation.
Restaurants in Costa Rica are open. Bars in Costa Rica are open.
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