Costa Rican authorities have been very proactive in helping to prevent COVID-19 from spreading within the country. Social distancing and new sanitary practices are the biggest measures taking place countrywide.
Use of Masks
Just like everywhere around the world, the use of masks is controversial. But in Costa Rica, it is the law to wear one when going inside any indoor space (shared vehicles like shuttles and buses included). The one exception is at bars and restaurants. They are not required, except for the staff. Luckily, many restaurants in Costa Rica are open to the outside and have plenty of natural airflow.
While traveling around the country as well as in our own town, we have seen masks being used incorrectly or not at all. However, most people are following the rules and being respectful.
Entry requirements to Costa Rica for tourists:
Complete online the epidemiological form called Health Pass, generated by the Ministry of Health. The form is available at the following link: https://salud.go.cr
Have travel insurance that covers at least the accommodation and medical expenses generated by the COVID-19 disease , offered by any of the insurers authorized by the General Superintendence of Insurance in Costa Rica and duly endorsed by said authority. Failing that, you can present the documentation provided by an international insurer that allows you to verify that you have insurance that covers what is indicated. The insurance documentation must be uploaded to the Health Pass.
As of November 1, 2020, Costa Rica opens its air border to all countries
Visitors must meet pre-pandemic immigration requirements as well as those established by the Government in the situation of COVID-19