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Requirement to enter Costa Rica

Passengers who fail to comply with these requirements may not enter the country.
Entry Requirements COVID-19
Updated January , 2021 – Costa Rica is OPEN to ALL international tourists!
As of November 1: Costa Rica re-enables its air border to all countries in the world as long as they meet the entry requirements. 


  • The best international insurance we’ve found is through Tarwick International 
  • Fill out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS form, available at (48 hours before your flight)
  • Traveler’s Medical Insurance – international or purchased in Costa Rica through the National Insurance Institute (INS – Instituto Nacional de Seguros), or Sagicor­.   
  • A NEGATIVE COVID TEST IS NO LONGER REQUIRED, however, starting January 26th all travelers returning to the United States (including citizens) must obtain a negative test within 72 hours of your return flight.

If you are flying out after the retreat, we suggest Labortorio San Jose in Alajuela about 10 minutes from the airport. They offer 24 hour results.

For international insurance policies, tourists must request a certification from their insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, verifying at least the following three conditions: policy must explicitly mention coverage for COVID.
  • Effectiveness of the policy for the duration of the visit to Costa Rica.
  • Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with the pandemic COVID-19 virus while in Costa Rica, for at least USD $50,000 (fifty thousand United States Dollars).
  • Includes minimum coverage of USD $2,000 for lodging expenses issued as a result of the pandemic. (Most international policies DO NOT include this, we suggest buying from the national companies to prevent any problems at the airport. )
Remember that:

  1. Visitors to Costa Rica must have a valid passport as well as proof of their intent to exit the country before their visa or entry stamp expires, usually within 90 days.
All non-resident travelers must possess a return ticket or a ticket as proof of when they intend to exit the country, commonly referred to as an outbound exit or onward ticket. An onward ticket is required of non-residents who are:
  • Traveling on a one-way ticket
  • Flying into Costa Rica and flying out of another country
  • Entering the country with a return ticket dated more than 90 days after arrival

  1. A return flight ticket is needed when entering Costa Rica. The immigration officer will ask for it upon your arrival.  It is advisable to make a photocopy or take a picture of your passport with the entry stamp to carry at all times during your stay.
  • Even with a 90-day tourist visa, the immigration official determines the duration of your stay as allowed by your passport.
  • Your country of origin determines the number of days available to stay in Costa Rica as a tourist.
  • In some cases, the Immigration official may request you show economic solvency for your stay in the country.


Getting here:

We understand that travelling is stressful, particularly visiting a foreign country where English is not the first language, so we made sure to keep things simple.

All you need to do is book your flight and the rest is our job. A shuttle bus will pick you up directly from the airport and drive you directly to our property, making the transition easy and stress-free.

Inner Flight Retreat Costa Rica is located on an isolated road approximately 4 hours  away from SJO (Juan Santamaría International Airport). Once you get there, we’ll set you up and make you feel at home.

Pick up Shuttle: 3th August 2021 – 12pm – San Jose SJO Airport | Costa Rica

Departure Shuttle: 10th August 2021 – 8am – Inner Flight Retreat to San Jose SJO Airport