As of August 1, 2021, tourists and those under 18 can enter the country without purchasing insurance if they have they are fully vaccinated for COVID. The four vaccines accepted are Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson, with your last done being administered two weeks before entering Costa Rica. You will need to attach the vaccination certificate or the vaccination cards to the Health Pass (see below). US Travelers can use the Vaccination Record Card and the card must have the following information:
1. Name of the person who received the vaccine
2. The date of your vaccination(s)
3. Pharmaceutical Company
For those not vaccinated, you will still need to purchase the mandatory travel insurance covering lodging in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID.
The Health Pass will need to be complete within 72 of arriving in Costa Rica, and it is one form per person, including children. The Health Pass is a digital form, and you can find it here https://salud.go.cr.
This certificate must specify that the policy covers COVID and must be uploaded to the HEALTH PASS to be reviewed and approved by the Costa Rican authorities. It must be a document that allows the verification of the coverage mentioned. Insurance cards are not accepted.
Insurance Policies in Costa Rica
You can select any of the following Costa Rican insurance companies authorized by the General Superintendency of Insurance of Costa Rica.
BlueCross BlueShield: https://www.bluecrossblueshieldcr.com/rod
Costa Rican citizens and residents do not require health insurance.
When purchasing an insurance policy, be sure it meets the following requirements:
1. Insurance is valid for your entire stay in Costa Rica
2. Medical Expenses must be at least $50,000 for medical expenses, including COVID
3. Lodging for at least $2,000 in case it is necessary to quarantine due to COVID