Current travel advisories for Costa Rica

Last Update: Tuesday, 27. October 2020 at 08:26

Please reconsider your need to travel to Costa Rica.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.7 / 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 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.7 / 5

Costa Rica shares land borders with Nicaragua and Panama. For these countries, the individual warning index is 4.0 (Nicaragua) and 3.3 (Panama). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 104,460 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 1,312 reported deaths associated with the disease in Costa Rica.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

Finnish government

Quelle: 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.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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 3 Travel Health Notice for Costa Rica due to COVID-19. Costa Rica has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations. 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.

Danger level: 4

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Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Irish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/costa-rica

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Costa Rica has lifted entry restrictions for a small number of countries with low rates of COVID-19. Travellers who can prove they spent at least 14 days in selected 44 countries (see Travel) and travel directly by air to Costa Rica will be allowed to enter. You'll also need proof of insurance purchased from the approved insurance provider, a negative COVID (PCR-RT) test taken within 48 hours and a digital health pass completed prior to your travel. Residents of Costa Rica can enter from any country with a digital form completed prior to travel. We advise: Do not travel to Costa Rica.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/costa-rica/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Costa Rica.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

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. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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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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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Costa Rica.

Is Costa Rica safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Costa Rica. With a risk index of 3.7 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Costa Rica?

We currently know of 7 countries having issued advisories for Costa Rica.

What countries does Costa Rica share land borders with?

Costa Rica shares land borders with Nicaragua and Panama. For these countries, the individual warning index is 4.0 (Nicaragua) and 3.3 (Panama). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel 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 is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!