Costa Rica: Country Lifts Sanitary Measures


March 31, 2022



Costa Rica is on its way to the total lifting of the sanitary measures activated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find below the sanitary measures that have been lifted and that are about to be lifted in the coming days:

  • As of 7 March 2022, the sanitary driving restriction was eliminated and the sanitary driving restriction exception letter will no longer apply.
  • As of 7 March 2022, the “health pass” requirement for Costa Ricans entering Costa Rica was eliminated.
  • As of 24 March 2022, people who have the third COVID-19 vaccine dose, who have direct contact with a positive case of COVID-19, will not be quarantined.
  • As of 1 April 2022, the use of the QR code will not be required.
  • As of 1 April 2022, establishments with service to the public will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity.
  • As of 1 April 2022, the “health pass” requirement for foreigners entering Costa Rica will be eliminated.
  • As of 1 April 2022, the insurance payment requirement for unvaccinated foreigners entering Costa Rica will be eliminated.

The mandatory use of a mask remains in force, as well as distance measures (1.8 meters), cleaning, and disinfection of workplaces. 

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