October 21, 2021

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Costa Rica Travel Advisory

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Do not travel to Costa Rica due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to crime

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Costa Rica due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Costa Rica may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Costa Rica due to COVID-19. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Costa Rica. 

Country Summary: While petty crime is the predominant threat for tourists in Costa Rica, violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault, occurs in Costa Rica. The Costa Rican government provides additional security resources in areas frequented by tourists.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Costa Rica:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

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