Category: COSTA RICA NEWS UPDATES

QR Code FAQ – UPDATE OCT 14, 2021

After the announcement of the QR Code mandate and other COVID updates yesterday, we have received several questions. We have sent several clarification requests to the Ministry of Health, and they have answered all of them, we understand …

COVID Updates and Mandatory QR Code

The government just announced the gradual opening for the last quarter of the year, there were several changes announced which you can find below in our summary of the press conference. Sanitary Vehicle restriction Sanitary Vehicle Restriction Explainer …

Immigration Update for Expats and Tourists in Costa Rica: Visa vs Legal Residency

By Laura Gutierrez of Immigration Help Costa Rica Due to COVID, rules and procedures continue to change and evolve regarding travel and how one remains legally in Costa Rica. For tourists and those of you preparing for or waiting …

Entry Requirements for Costa Rica, Canada and the USA

ENTRY TO THE US:   Costa Rica does not require a Covid Test to enter the country.  However, you must have a negative antigen Covid Test to enter the US, even if it is for a short layover between flights.  You can …

Costa Rica: Digital Nomad Visa (Law 10.008)

Thank you Dentons Munoz for this update you can contact them through https://www.dentonsmunoz.com/ September 3, 2021         On 1 September 2021, Law 10.008 came into force. This Law allows foreigners who provide remunerated services remotely …

Costa Rica: Digital Nomads Visa

July 23, 2021         New Immigration law to contribute to the country’s economic recovery       On July 13, 2021, the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly voted on the second (final) debate the approval of the …

New Law to Attract Digital Nomads

July 21-21 Courtesy Cordero and Cordero Legal  The Costa Rican Congress passed a bill creating the Law for the Attraction of workers and remote providers of international services, with special incentives for one year with one year extension. …

New Law to Attract Foreign Investors, Retired People, and Rentistas signed by the President Today!

Thank you to Outlier Legal Services Law 9996, which introduces changes and incentives for those applying for Pensionados, Rentistas, and Investors has now been signed by President Alvarado! Law 9996 and its subsequent ruling will determine how these …

Costa Rica to drop insurance requirement for vaccinated travelers

  Alejandro ZúñigaJuly 9, 2021 Costa Rica will stop requiring a health insurance policy for minors and for adults who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the country announced Friday. The measure takes effect starting August 1, 2021. …

Project to attract residents to Costa Rica signed into law

A project that will lower the minimum required investment to obtain Costa Rica residency has been signed into law by President Carlos Alvarado. Project 22.156 will reduce the minimum capital investment for Costa Rica residency from $200,000 to $150,000. In addition, …