Beautiful tropical beaches, lush wildlife, rich cultural heritage, nature excursions... Who hasn't dreamt of one day discovering Costa Rica ?
This country with its breathtaking nature is a global concentrate of biodiversity. More than a quarter of the country is devoted to nature reserves and national parks. Between land and sea, flora and fauna, not forgetting volcanoes, the famous expression pura vida takes on its full meaning.
Since 1 August 2020, it is finally possible to discover or rediscover Costa Rica. In order to allow you to visit this country, a real concentrate of emotions, we will try to answer all the questions you may have.
With COVID-19, which travel insurance should I choose for Costa Rica ?
Naturally, we will tell you to choose YUPWEGO ;)
Why ? Because more than ever, we want to fulfil the mission we have set ourselves from the beginning.
Which one? The aim is to allow our travellers to discover others, explore the world and take care of it in complete safety.
Is travel insurance compulsory for Costa Rica ?
Yes, as of 1 August 2020, Costa Rica requires travellers from Europe to have travel insurance before being allowed to enter the country.
Where can I find up-to-date information about travelling to Costa Rica ?
You will find all the information and modalities related to the reopening of borders to Europeans here.
And of course, we recommend that you always consult the country-specific advice here in real time, as situations are constantly changing.
And to dream about Costa Rica, our Blog article.
Are there any other requirements to travel to Costa Rica ?
Indeed, to travel to Costa Rica you will need :
- Perform a PCR-RT test for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to travel. Attention: the result must be in English or Spanish. If this is not possible, an official translation by a sworn translator in France or contact the Consulate of Costa Rica in Paris to request this service. This PCR-RT test is compulsory for tourists aged 12 and over.
- Filling in the digital epidemiological form (Health Pass or Pase de Salud) of the CCSS (Costa Rican Social Security Fund)
PLEASE NOTE: YUPWEGO CANNOT OFFER CARE IN THE EVENT OF AN EXTENDED STAY DUE TO QUARANTINE.
An actuarial study is in progress with our insurance partner but we cannot offer you anything at the moment. You have to take out this insurance directly in Costa Rica.
What are the precautions to take when travelling to Costa Rica with COVID-19 ?
Costa Rica has divided the country into two types of zones: those on yellow alert and those on orange alert. In the orange zone, traffic restrictions will be stricter. Movement restriction measures will evolve as the epidemic evolves. We recommend that you consult the measures in force here.
You should also be aware that at the airport you will have to respect the measures in place, in particular respect for physical distance, disinfection on carpets, taking of temperature.... Find here the protocol of the airport.
How much does travel insurance cost to travel to Costa Rica ?
As usual, you take out our ultra-personalised and flexible YUPWEGO travel insurance offer (as a reminder, Costa Rica is covered from 1.5 €/ person/day) which covers you in case of contagion to COVID-19.
YUPWEGO covers up to 300,000 euros of medical expenses including COVID-19 medical expenses.
The Costa Rican authorities ask for $50,000 (or $20,000 if the insurance is Costa Rican), which is however very insufficient in the most serious cases. We recommend coverage of at least 300,000 euros.
YUPWEGO is the only travel insurance to effectively cover your medical expenses compared to Costa Rica's requirements. Leave serenely with us in order to enjoy your trip in complete safety.