A lot of people are emailing me about how hard is it to meet the requirements to get into Costa Rica? Well, today I am with my friend Stephan from Muenster Germany. Stephan just arrived in Costa Rica 2 days ago on a direct flight from Frankfurt Germany to San Jose, Costa Rica.
After spending the night in an area hotel in San Jose, Stephan drove to Playas del Coco. Why? You must be thinking how come he did not fly in to Liberia. Well, unfortunately there are no flights from Germany directly to the Liberia International Airport (LIR is the code), which is just 25 minutes away from his condo.
I helped Stephan purchase his beautiful condo about a year and half ago and we are sitting at the community pool. I asked Stephan if he would do this video with me on his experience of traveling to Costa Rica from Germany with the COVID requirements that are in place. Click the link below and see for yourself what Stephan had to say.
Stephan explained all that was needed, the information is below along with link. He also said, if you were paying attention to the video, that he would have to quarantine for 14 days back in Germany if he could not get a PCR Covid test, showing negative results. Many countries are like that. But have no fears good news about this below.
I believe that the Coco Medical and Dental Clinic offers them. So, after we finished filming this short video, I called Dr. Hanzel Larios of the Coco Medical and Dental Clinic Dr. Larios immediately responded with a YES!! The PCR test is available in their lab at the clinic, right here in Playas Del Coco. If you need it a negative PCR test to prevent having to be quarantined upon your arrival back to you home country, I recommend making an appointment (make sure you know your countries requirements) Here is a link to the clinic. https://www.cocomedicalanddentalcenter.com/
So here are the requirements related to COVID-19 for tourists visiting Costa Rica:
A) All people entering Costa Rica must complete the digital epidemiological form. This is known as the “Health Pass” or “Pase de Salud.” https://salud.go.cr/
B) Tourists must obtain a negative PCR-RT coronavirus test. The sample for this test must have been taken at most 72 hours before the flight to Costa Rica. (This was extended to 72 hours on September 1.) If you have a layover you are not allowed to leave the airport and it can only be for 18 hours.
C) Tourists must purchase travel insurance that covers accommodation in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19. This policy can be international or purchased from Costa Rican insurers. The Minimum is $50,000 USD health and $2,000.00 for lodging.
Costa Rica is now open!! No matter if you live in Germany, Canada, Italy or the United States of America (only certain States in the US, until November 1, 2020) , you can come to enjoy the “Pura Vida” Lifestyle you have heard about or seen first-hand from your past trips. Starting November 1, 2020 all US residents, no matter what U.S. state you live in, are allowed to come. Here is a link to a complete list of approved countries and States.
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