Current travel advisories for Costa Rica

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Costa Rica.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.2 / 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 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.9 / 5

Costa Rica shares land borders with Nicaragua and Panama. For these countries, the individual warning index is 4.2 (Nicaragua) and 3.6 (Panama). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 510,563 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 6,056 reported deaths associated with the disease in Costa Rica.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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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. .

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.

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
If you travel directly by air to Costa Rica you'll be allowed to enter the country. You'll need proof of insurance and a digital health pass completed prior to your travel. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Costa Rica due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

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:
Do not 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 4 Travel Health Notice for Costa Rica due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. 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: 5

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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 4.2 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 6 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 4.2 (Nicaragua) and 3.6 (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!