Frequently Asked Questions
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What requirements are needed for a US Citizen coming to Costa Rica?
Where can I get tourist information about Costa Rica?
I am traveling with my pet. What do I need to do?
What are the entry/exit requirements for dual U.S./Costa Rican citizens?
Dual U.S./Costa Rican citizens are required by Costa Rican authorities to comply with entry and exit laws that pertain to Costa Rican citizens. This means that even U.S. citizen minors who are also Costa Rican citizens, and who might normally travel on U.S. passports, will be required to comply with entry /exit requirements applicable to Costa Rican children.
American parents of minors who may have obtained Costa Rican citizenship through birth in Costa Rica or to a Costa Rican parent should be aware that these children may only depart Costa Rica upon presentation of an exit permit issued by the Costa Rican immigration office. Parents of dual citizen children are advised to consult with the Costa Rican Embassy or Consulate in the U.S. about entry and exit requirements before travel to Costa Rica.
Additional information on entry and exit requirements may be obtained from the Embassy of Costa Rica.