Costa Rica Updates Entry Requirements

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Costa Rica will no longer require travelers to complete an online Health Pass when visiting the destination starting on April 2, 2022. 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 addition, the Government of Costa Rica does not require tourists entering by air, land, or sea to present a negative COVID-19 test, nor quarantine upon arrival.

However, as of March 1, all business establishments now require vaccination QR codes upon entry and commercial establishments that do not require vaccination QR codes can only operate at 50 percent capacity. Individuals vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines allowed in Costa Rica will receive a vaccination QR code before entering the country. In addition, individuals vaccinated abroad or foreigners who do not have a vaccination QR code, may present their physical vaccination card issued abroad to verify that they are fully vaccinated. This will allow them to enter commercial establishments that require it.

In addition, beginning April 1, establishments including but not limited to sports, cultural and academic institutions, and nightclubs, will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity without requiring vaccination QR codes.

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Canada has also updated it’s entry requirements. Australia is planning to reopen. Papua New Guinea is also welcoming International travelers and Brazil has updated vaccine requirement for kids 5 and older. And, St. Maarten moves to endemic strategies.