Government presents plan of measures for the end and beginning of the year 2020/21

Measures will apply to the entire country equally.

Thursday December 31st. Sanitary Vehicular restiction starts at 7:00 pm. (Except for exceptions).

On Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3th of January:
The sanitary vehicle restriction will be from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

During the first two weeks of January (from Monday 4 to Sunday 17 January) there will be a reduction in the capacity of bars and casinos to 25%, the national parks will be able to operate with a capacity of 50%, and the beaches will be available from 5:00 am to 2:30 pm.

From January 9th on the weekends, on Saturdays the even plates will NOT be able to circulate and the odd plates on Sundays.


Starting November 1st, air borders will be opened for all countries in the world
requirements that the protocol requires
(Form Ministry of Health,  Medical Insurance)
Costa Rican travelers who return to the country with a negative 72-hour test will not have to confine themselves regardless of the time they have been outside the country.
This change will be active from this Monday, October 19, 2020


The Government amended Executive Decree 42513-MGP-S to allow foreign tourists entering the country by air to use international insurance that covers hospitalization and accommodation in case of infection by covid-19.

Now, travelers arriving in Costa Rica will not be limited to purchasing the insurance offered by the National Insurance Institute (INS), but will be able to opt for a current policy with international coverage that covers medical expenses generated by the illness caused by the new coronavirus.

The insurance must cover minimum medical expenses equivalent to the costs of hospitalization in a hospital for the time it requires and a minimum coverage of 14 days for lodging expenses.

«In the event that insurance with international coverage does not meet any of these requirements, the foreign person must purchase travel insurance offered by one of the insurers authorized by the General Superintendence of Insurance in Costa Rica and duly registered by said authority ”, reads article 4 of the Executive Decree.

Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS)