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Costa Rica’s air borders are reopening to an ever-growing number of countries, and the number of available flights is slowly increasing.

Here’s the latest information for airlines and flights to/from Juan Santamaría International Airport as provided by Aeris, which manages Costa Rica’s busiest airport:

American Airlines, Copa Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, Spirit and United are actively flying to/from Costa Rica as of October 6.

Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste does not provide a detailed route schedule. However, United Airlines resumed service to LIR in September, and American Airlines has announced its return on Wednesday, October 7.

JetBlue is planning flight to LIR later in October. The Tourism Board says Delta will also resume operations soon, but it did not provide a date.

Costa Rica currently welcomes tourists from select countries and U.S. states. As of November 1, all U.S. citizens and residents can visit Costa Rica.

Entry requeriments COVID-19

Requirements to enter Costa Rica:

  • Fill out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS form, available at salud.go.cr.
  • RT-PCR diagnostic test with a negative result; the sample must have been taken within 72 hours of travel to Costa Rica.
  • Passengers coming from the U.S. must show through their driver’s license or state identification (State ID) that they live in one of the authorized states. This requirement excludes children travelling with their family. This requirement will be necessary until Nov. 1.
  • Traveler’s Medical Insurance – international or purchased in Costa Rica through the National Insurance Institute (INS – Instituto Nacional de Seguros), or Sagicor.

For international insurance policies, tourists must request a certification from their insurance company, issued in English or Spanish, verifying at least the following three conditions. (This certification must be uploaded when filling out the electronic epidemiological HEALTH PASS):

  • Effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica.
  • Guaranteed coverage of medical expenses in the event of becoming ill with the pandemic COVID-19 virus while in Costa Rica, for at least USD $50,000 (fifty thousand United States Dollars).
  • Includes minimum coverage of USD $2,000 for lodging expenses issued as a result of the pandemic.

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