So we all have heard that there are new requirements to travel to Costa Rica once the airports reopen to select countries August 1st.
Tourists that plan to visit Costa Rica during the upcoming weeks will have to follow all sanitary measures in place and comply with certain requirements, such as taking a Covid-19 test 48 hours prior to the flight, filling out a form with the information for epidemiologic control and acquiring travel insurance that covers expenses in the event of quarantine and medical expenses.
Travel Insurance can be purchased through INS by clicking here and then selecting “Seguro de Viajeros” and following the prompts.
We have gone through the process of getting a quote for the mandatory travel insurance from INS for a potential traveler 30 years of age and 60 years of age. (See attached Images)
The breakdown looks like this.
1) Mandatory Travel Insurance
- Traveler 35 years of age will cost $279.48 (Per person)
- Traveler 60 years of age will cost $543.66 (Per person)
2) Rapid COVID-19 Test
- Approx 60 Euros- (Europe)
- Approx $ (Accurate price TBD) (Canada)
3) Costa Rica Taxes (Arrival, Entry, Tourism and Departure Tax) $58 (Approx)
(Since 2014 this amount is now Included in the price 0f most airline tickets. A few select airlines still don’t charge it and the traveler will need to pay the “departure tax” of $29 separately) Yes children also need to pay this.
For a couple the age of 35 coming from Europe the total cost to get into Costa Rica would be $700.52 plus the $58 they would of already paid in fees going to “Costa Rica” in their airlines tickets.
For a couple the age of 60 coming from Europe the total cost to get into Costa Rica would be $1228.88 plus the $58 they would of already paid in fees going to “Costa Rica” in their airlines tickets.
Between the country restrictions/high Insurance prices and the limited airlines currently flying into Costa Rica the return of a tourism boom doesn’t have a good outlook at this point.