One of Americans’ favorite countries to visit in Central America is Costa Rica. The country has coastlines on the Pacific and Caribbean, and it is known for its beaches, volcanoes, rainforest, and picturesque views. The government does not require Covid tests or quarantine to enter the country. You will have to meet the entry visa guidelines, which include mandatory health insurance.
You will need to show that you have coverage for medical expenses and other costs related to Covid should you contract it while in Costa Rica. Your insurance card is not enough. You will need to ask your insurance provider for a letter stating your policy is effective during your time in Costa Rica, and it covers the country’s minimum requirements.
You will need to purchase mandatory travel insurance that covers your accommodations if you are quarantined and have medical expenses. The coverage must be valid through your stay in the country, and it must cover at least $50,000 for medical expenses and $2,000 for lodging.
After August 1, you will not need to present insurance information if you are vaccinated or younger than 18 years of age. However, you will need to show your vaccination certificate to waive showing insurance requirements.
The certificate must show:
- Name of the person who received the vaccine.
- Date of each dose.
- Pharmaceutical type.
As a U.S. citizen, they will accept your vaccination record card. Provided you must have also received your second dose more than 14 days before arrival. The CDC marked Costa Rica as high risk on the assessment level for Covid.