Citizens of the U.S. and CANADA may enter Costa Rica with a valid passport.
Citizens of the following countries/cities are required to have yellow fever vaccine or will be denied entry:
In SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Venezuela (San Andres is an exception), Providence, Santa Catalina.
In AFRICA: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Camerun, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leona, Sudan.
Citizens of countries outside the U.S and Canada, should check with applicable Costa Rican Consulate in your country for more recent requirements and rules governing entrance into Costa Rica.
Please note that Costa Rican law requires your passport be valid for at least 90 days after the date you enter the country. This means that if your passport will expire within the next 90 days, you must renew it before your trip. Check with your airline or travel agent for more information. You are required to carry your passport with you at all times. If you are stopped by officials, a photocopy with your photo, passport number and entry stamp will usually suffice and is recommended.
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