Current travel advisories for Costa Rica

Last Update: Monday, 21. October 2019 at 07:22

We advice caution when travelling to Costa Rica.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.2 / 5

Costa Rica is a country in North America (Central America) with around 5 million citizens and a land mass of 51,100 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.7 / 5

Costa Rica shares land borders with Nicaragua and Panama. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.4 (Nicaragua) and 2.0 (Panama). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/costa-rica-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise normal precautions in Costa Rica. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.            Exercise increased caution in: Central neighborhood in Limon due to crime. Liberia city due to crime. Desamparados neighborhood in San Rafael due to crime. Pavas and Hospital neighborhoods San Jose due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 1

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New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/costa-rica

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to violent crime.

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/CR

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Relativt tryggt land. Var allmänt försiktig. Orkansäsong i juni–november.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/costa-rica

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/costa-rica/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 5 million
Covering landmass
51,100 km²
Electricity
120V - 60Hz
Currency
Colon (CRC)
ISO 2-Letter Code
CR
Phone prefix
+506
Top Level Domain
.cr
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
1800

Airports in Costa Rica (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.