Travel Advisory: Costa Rica–Level 3 Reconsider Travel

Travel Advisory: Costa Rica–Level 3 Reconsider Travel

Location: Costa Rica (14 October 2020) 

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Costa Rica due to COVID-19.

Costa Rica has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Costa Rica.

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.

 If you decide to travel to Costa Rica:


 U.S. Embassy San Jose    
State Department - Consular Affairs   
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444   
Costa Rica Country Specific Information   
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