Traveling to Costa Rica in 2023

Traveling to Costa Rica in 2023

March 19, 2023

If you’re planning to visit Costa Rica as a foreign tourist in 2023, there are a few things you should know about travel restrictions and requirements.


You can currently enter Costa Rica by air, but also, now the land borders are open thus you can enter Costa Rica driving from Panama or Nicaragua, just be sure to have enough time to do it.

Traveling within the country:

Once you arrive in Costa Rica you have several options for traveling around the country, such as: renting a car, taking public transportation, hiring a private driver, or using shuttle services.

Masks are no longer mandatory on public transportation nor in all enclosed public spaces, however, to use of them is highly recommended.

Tourist Attractions in Costa Rica

Most tourist attractions in Costa Rica are open, including national parks, beaches, and other outdoor activities. Nevertheless, some indoor attractions may be closed or have limited capacity. Masks may be required in indoor spaces.

Travel Restrictions:

To enter Costa Rica, foreign tourists must present a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months of validity, COVID-19 PCR tests are no longer asked, The requirement to have COVID-19 insurance has been lifted, but it’s still recommended to have it to cover any unexpected medical expenses. Upon arrival, vaccination against COVID-19 is not currently required to enter Costa Rica, but it’s recommended too.

Overall, Costa Rica has been successful in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and continues to be a popular destination for tourists. However, it’s important to follow all local health guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

If you will be visiting Arenal, La Fortuna, you should take a look at our tours and activities, with more than 20 years of experience in the area, we provide some of the most booked activities in the region.

If you have more questions about the documentation required to enter Costa Rica, you can find it on the following link:

Keep in mind that all this information can be updated by authorities at any time, thus this article may no 100% updated.

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