COVID Travel FAQ 2021

  1. What will happen on Jan. 8, 2022?

All commercial establishments operating with a safety permit (listed at the end of this document), must only admit fully vaccinated individuals, verifiable by a QR code or a printed vaccination certificate. Essential services such as supermarkets, pharmacies, grocery stores and hospitals are exempt from this requirement are the only exceptions.

These requirements apply to Costa Rican citizens and foreigners aged 12 and older.

The following groups are exempt from the requirement to present proof of vaccination:

  1. Minors under 12 years of age
  2. People who have a medical condition, duly accredited, which exempts them from vaccination following the policies of the Costa Rica Ministry of Health