Event: Travel Advisory – Costa Rica Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica (January 19, 2022)

Reconsider travel to Costa Rica due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to crime.  

 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, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Costa Rica. 


U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2519 2000 (all hours)


 State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 (888) 407-4747 or+1 (202) 501-4444

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