A decrease in new Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and related deaths over recent weeks led Costa Rican authorities to ease pandemic measures for November 2021.
Costa Rica is welcoming tourists from across the world and does not require a negative Covid-19 test. Cruises carrying vaccinated passengers and crew can make ports of call in Costa Rica. The land borders and airports are open to tourists, residents and citizens, regardless of immunization status.
A negative coronavirus test is not required for entry to Costa Rica. Minors and vaccinated tourists can enter Costa Rica without insurance. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated adults must purchase health insurance covering the duration of their stay in Costa Rica.
All outdoor tourism activities are permitted. All national parks can be open (most up to 100% capacity), and beaches can remain open daily from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Guests are required to wear masks in some outdoors situations, so come prepared.
The vast majority of businesses can operate (with some capacity restrictions) from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m. This includes restaurants, bars, religious gatherings, movie theaters and farmer’s markets.
As of December 1, businesses may start requiring a vaccine of their customers (ages 12 and up). As of January 8, 2022, it will be required of most non-essential businesses. In turn, more businesses will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity.
Source: Tico Times