Welcome to Costa Rica!

 

COVID-19 Travel Bubble Costa Rica

Horizontes is Taking the Necessary Precautions

Horizontes Nature Tours takes every precaution and follows the most thorough protocols to ensure a healthy and safe journey. We are pleased to inform you that all the staff members at Horizontes have been vaccinated. 

 

COVID-19 Cases

Most COVID-19 cases are in the metropolitan areas, the Central Valley, Cartago, Alajuela, Heredia, and San Jose. This means that most of the tourist destinations have very low numbers of cases or none.

 

Steps to Follow Visiting Costa Rica

 

Travel policy for minors and individuals who are fully vaccinated

  1. The entrance to Costa Rica is enabled for tourists from all the countries of the world by air, land and sea.
  2. As of August 1, 2021, all tourists under 18 years of age can enter the country without a travel policy.
  3. As of August 1, 2021, all tourists who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and inoculated with Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson can enter the country without a travel policy. The last dose of the vaccine must have been applied at least 14 days before arrival in Costa Rica.
  4. In the case of U.S. travelers, the "COVID-19 vaccination record card" will be accepted.
  5. All travelers must fill out the Electronic Epidemiological Health Pass form 48 hours before the departure flight to Costa Rica and upload the certificate of insurance. 
  6. You can fill out the digital epidemiological form at (Health Pass).
  7. Quarantine is not required when you arrive in Costa Rica, which means that you are free to start your journey since your arrival while keeping the safety measures.
  8. Please verify if you require a visa to enter Costa Rica at the following link https://migracion.go.cr/Paginas/Visas.aspx.

Travel policy for minors and individuals who are not vaccinated

  1. The entrance to Costa Rica is enabled for tourists from all the countries of the world by air, land and sea.
  2. All travelers must fill out the Electronic Epidemiological Health Pass form 48 hours before the departure flight to Costa Rica and upload the certificate of insurance. 
  3. Compliance with entry requirements and travel insurance is compulsory to enter Costa Rica. 
  4. You can fill out the digital epidemiological form at (Health Pass).
  5. Quarantine is not required when you arrive in Costa Rica, which means that you are free to start your journey since your arrival while keeping the safety measures.
  6. Please verify if you require a visa to enter Costa Rica at the following link https://migracion.go.cr/Paginas/Visas.aspx.

Costa Rica and Travel Insurance

Travel insurance can be obtained in the country through the National Insurance Institute and Sagicor. Travelers can select their own insurance provider if the policy is for at least USD $50,000 with a minimum coverage of USD $2,000.00 for lodging expenses issued because of the pandemic

People exploring Costa Rica's Natural Beauty During COVID-19

 

Costa Rica Mask Wearing

Wearing a mask is mandatory in indoor and outdoor public areas (restaurants, hotels, national parks, and others). Also, it is required to wear the mask in public and private transportation.

It’s highly recommended to avoid touching your face before washing your hands.  Please carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer, although it should be available in most of the places you will visit.

Follow social distancing instructions of 6 feet distance from others from other bubble groups or individuals.

Keep yourself updated with news regarding prerequisites to enter your country on your return.

Current restrictions:

  • Beach visitation is allowed from 5 am to 6 pm.
  • Costa Rica’s National Parks can operate at 50% capacity.
  • Hotels can operate at full capacity, except Hotels with more than 100 rooms, which can only have 75% capacity.

 

People exploring Costa Rican Beaches while in a travel bubble for COVID-19

Is it safe to travel to Costa Rica at the moment?

Yes, it is safe to travel to Costa Rica. The most thorough health and safety protocols are in place and mandatory. Travel providers, including hotels, tours, restaurants, private transportation, and attractions, have a long list of measures that must be met.

For more official updates about entry requirements, please click on this link:
https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements

 

People exploring San Jose Costa Rica in a travel bubble during COVID-19

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