Not everyone who wants to visit Costa Rica requires a tourist visa; it all depends on your nationality, purpose of visit, home country, and length of stay. The need for a visa is dictated by international agreements or treaties. The visa does not, however, ensure entry to Costa Rica, which, like in the United States, is at the discretion of the immigration officer upon arrival. Information on the requirements and how to apply for a visa.
Please take into account the following information:
1. US citizens do not require a visa to enter Costa Rica. They must, however, have a valid passport and a return ticket in order to leave Costa Rica within 90 days. (To return to your own nation or to travel to another country.) From the day you enter Costa Rica, your US passport must be valid for at least one day. Tourists from the United States are limited to 90 days in the country. A residence permit is required for stays of more than 90 days.
2.Other nationals may not need a visa to enter Costa Rica. Please read the nations page for a list of all admission requirements based on your nationality.
Requirements for temporary residence in Costa Rica
You will require theYELLOW FEVER VACCINE if you are travelling to Costa Rica from South America or Sub-Saharan Africa. Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, and Venezuela are among the countries deemed at risk. After the shot, you have 10 days to get to Costa Rica.