we were asked this question a lot these last days: Does Costa Rica have Coronavirus and the answer is yes, there are Covid-19 confirmed cases in the country but since the beginning of the emergency, the country has implemented coronavirus protocols that extend to international airports, land and sea ports of entry, owners and managers of tourism services
Costa Rica Coronavirus Cases overview
Cases only include people who were tested and confirmed positive. Testing rules and availability vary by country. Some areas may not have data because they haven’t published their data or haven’t done so recently.
How long can tourists stay in Costa Rica during the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Citizens of the United States, Canada, most Latin American and European countries are entitled to stay in Costa Rica for 90 days, but under the current border restrictions, any foreigner who entered Costa Rica after December 17, 2019 for tourism purposes has been granted an extension of stay until August 18, 2020.
Are Costa Rica borders open?
Costa Rica borders were closed on March 24.
Any foreigners resident in Costa Rica who left Costa Rica after borders were closed automatically losed their status as legal residents and were unable to re-enter under the current restrictions, but they will not have to begin the residency process again.
When will costa rica borders open again?
Costa Rica Health Minister stated that as of August 1 2020, only foreigners from countries that have controlled the spread of the covid-19, will be allowed to enter Costa Rica; he did not specify which countries these would be but stated an announcement would be forthcoming.
Official Costa Rica Statements about the Coronavirus
If you want to check for more recent updates and official Costa Rica Covid-19 statements, here we are listing all the official websites to keep you informed about the situation in the country.
U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica Coronavirus information
Official Statement by the Costa Rica Tourism Board on COVID-19, Coronavirus information and travel updates.