Costa Rica Entry Cheat Sheet

1.) Health Insurance

https://tiendasagicor.com/en/products/seguro-para-turistas-individual

This interface is user friendly and operates like a shopping cart on Amazon or eBay.

2.) Health Form

https://salud.go.cr/

You are not allowed to fill this out until you are within 48 hours of your flight. Most Airlines are including this form in their ticketing process.

If you have to fill out the form yourself, you will have to know that the form doesn’t work with all browsers.

You will want to use Firefox, Safari, or Opera. We’ve had trouble making Chrome or IE/Edge work.  If you are using a iPhone then use Safari, if Android the use Opera.

Address: The form asked for your destination address, and here it is:

Nosara Paradise Rentals, Playa Guiones, Guanacaste

3.) Covid Test – NO LONGER REQUIRED

Beginning on October 26, arriving visitors will no longer need to show proof of a negative PCR coronavirus, Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura said.

Costa Rica forms cheat sheet:

1.) Your US phone number goes like this: +001 (areacode) number…So the CR office of (904) 591-2161 would be displayed as +0019045912161

This is also how you will have to dial back home when you are in CR, even though your cell phone will work normally except the dialing part.

2.) They do the day and month in reverse of the US method: dd/mm/yyyy

This means December 8th is 08/12/2020 instead of our way which is 12/08/2020

3.) Most Americans only have two names (first and last) but Central Americans have 4 or more. On the forms:

First Surname = Last Name
Second Surname = Leave Blank
First Name = First Name
Second Name = Leave Blank