Costa Rica Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
November 30, 2021

Costa Rica - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

O K E N H U T C

Reconsider 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 3Travel Health Notice for Costa Rica due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. 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.

Travel Advisory Levels

Information for Vaccinated Travelers

The CDC's latest guidance on international travel for vaccinated people can be found here.

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy San José
Calle 98, Via 104
Pavas
San José, Costa Rica
Telephone
+ (506) 2519-2000
Emergency
+ (506) 2220-3127
Fax
+ (506) 2220-2455

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