June 17, 2021, 3:30

    Costa Rica re-opens borders with no Covid-19 tests or quarantine for tourists

    Costa Rica re-opens borders with no Covid-19 tests or quarantine for tourists

    Costa Rica has re-opened its borders to foreign visitors, and no longer requires international arrivals to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test.

    Arrivals will also no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the country.

    The country officially welcomed back international travellers from the 1st November 2020, from any country around the world – provided they are arriving by air'.

    Although travellers won't need to take a Covid-19 test before they head to Costa Rica, there are still some entry requirements in place for those hoping to visit.

    For a start, tourists will need to buy travel insurance which covers the likes of accommodation costs and medical expenses related to Covid-19. (For example, covering your accommodation costs if you get Covid-19 and need to quarantine during your stay).

    Girl walking on hanging bridge in cloudforest – Monteverde, Costa Rica – adventure in central america

    Anyone arriving into Costa Rica will also be required to fill out 'an advance epidemiological information form'.

    You can find more details on VisitCostaRica.com.

    A statement from Costa Rica's Tourism Board explained: "Since Nov. 1, Costa Rica has allowed all countries in the world to enter by air, as long as they meet the country’s visa and COVID-19 entry requirements.

    "The Government of the Republic has facilitated the entry of international tourists, and since Oct. 26, eliminated the requirement of RT-PCR tests for the detection of the coronavirus.

    (Image: WaterFrame RM)

    "Neither Costa Ricans nor foreigners will be issued sanitary confinement (or quarantine) orders when entering the country by air. These measures are subject to change and dependent on the evolution of the pandemic both in Costa Rica and around the world.

    "Tourists visiting Costa Rica are asked to abide by the sanitary protocols implemented for carrying out all tourist activities in the country."

    Unfortunately, Brits are going to have to wait a while longer before they can go exploring some of Costa Rica's most beautiful places.

    Manuel Antonio beach, in Costa Rica

    At the time of writing, Costa Rica is not exempt from the FCDO advice against non-essential travel.

    Meanwhile, the government is banning international travel as part of a second lockdown in England which starts from Thursday 5th November and is expected to last until the 2nd December.

    We've got a guide on the rules around holidays in lockdown, including advice for Brits who already have holidays booked that coincide with the new restrictions.

    • Travel restrictions and entry requirements can change quickly during the pandemic – you should check the latest FCDO Costa Rica advice for the latest updates, including further information on the new entry requirements.

    Sourse: mirror.co.uk

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