Costa Rica Visa Requirements

Costa Rica Visa Requirements

Photo 1

For questions and more information contact: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores


Your passport must be valid 6 months beyond intended stay in Costa Rica.


You need to have a ticket for return or onward travel.


Airport departure fee when leaving Costa Rica: US$26.00.

Visa not required

Visa is not required for stay up to 90 days in Costa Rica for citizens from the following countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece (Hellenic), Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay.

Visa is not required for stay up to 30 days in Costa Rica for citizens from the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Taiwan, Turkey, Vatican and Venezuela.

Visa consular required

Nationals of the following countries can stay 30 days in Costa Rica with a consular visa, which must obtain from a Costa Rican embassy or consulate before the trip: Andorra, Belarus, Colombia (do not need if you have a valid visa to USA), Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Nicaragua, Peru, Slovenia, Thailand and Zimbabwe.

Visa restricted and consulted

For citizens of countries not listed in previous visa is restricted and consulted with Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería.


I have used official sources to compile this information about entry requirement to Costa Rica, but unfortunately it turned out to contain erroneous facts. My hope is that I have found and corrected all the errors.