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Medical expenses Reimbursement for positive COVID-19$ 20,000
Accommodation / Refund for positive COVID-19 or suspected case for nexus$ 2,000
Repatriation of mortal remains due to COVID-19
Coordination of hospitals for COVID-19

Telephone Medical Guidance



Tourists must acquire mandatory travel insurance that covers lodging in the event of quarantine as well as medical expenses due to contracting COVID-19.


If the tourist has already been vaccinated, this does not exempt them from this requirement, and they must acquire an insurance policy as described. This requirement remains in force.



  • Acquiring medical insurance

International Policies

The insurance policy may be obtained from any international insurance company that meets the following requirements:

  • Valid for the entire stay in Costa Rica (coverage dates).
  • 50,000 USD for medical expenses, including those from COVID-19.
  • 2,000 USD for lodging expenses in the event of COVID-19 quarantine.

Please request a certificate or letter from the insurance company, in English or Spanish, that indicates the following:

  • Traveler’s name.
  • Effective dates of the policy during the visit in Costa Rica (travel dates).
  • Guaranteed coverage of at least 50,000 USD for medical expenses in the event of contracting COVID-19 in Costa Rica.
  • Minimum coverage of 2,000 USD for lodging expenses due to quarantine or travel interruption.

This certificate must specify that the policy covers COVID-19 and must be attached to the HEALTH PASS for review and approval by the Costa Rican authorities. Insurance cards are not accepted. The information must be provided in the form of a document.

Costa Rican Policies

Tourists can also opt for any of the following Costa Rican insurance companies, which sell products that are registered and authorized by the Office of the Superintendent General of Insurance of Costa Rica.

IMPORTANT: For international policies, the minimum coverage has been set at USD 50,000. However, the minimum coverage for policies sold by Costa Rican insurance companies is USD 20,000.

Foreigners with temporary or permanent residence or with temporary status who are returning to Costa Rica and who are not up-to-date with their payments to the Costa Rican Social Security Agency must acquire a temporary local insurance policy for 22 days or an international insurance policy that complies with the same requirements as the mandatory policies for foreign tourists.

Foreigners with permanent or temporary residence or those under a special category, with the exception of those who fall under the subcategory of students, must demonstrate that they are covered by Costa Rican social security and that their coverage is currently in effect, which can be verified at the following address:


Tourists who are passing through the country in transit must acquire an insurance policy with a minimum coverage of five days.



Costa Rican citizens do not require medical insurance.


Tourists are urged not to attach personal documents that have not been requested such as copies of credit cards, passwords or other information when uploading documents to the Health Pass ( or sending an email to Remember that only a copy of the insurance policy must be attached.

Individual Required Travel Insurance

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