Current travel advisories for Costa Rica

Last Update: Monday, 15. August 2022 at 08:10

Please reconsider your need to travel to Costa Rica.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.3 / 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: 3.5 / 5

Costa Rica shares land borders with Panama and Nicaragua. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.5 (Panama) and 3.4 (Nicaragua). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

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:
Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to violent crime (level 2 of 4).

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

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:
Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to crime. 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 for additional information on travel to Costa Rica. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Costa Rica has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 2

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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: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a 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. 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?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Costa Rica. The risk index is at 3.3 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

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 Panama and Nicaragua. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.5 (Panama) and 3.4 (Nicaragua). 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!