What you need to know to plan your trip to Costa Rica right now – Travel and Health Policies, Flight Connections, Local Attractions and more!!

Wondering where to plan your first post pandemic trip to? Here are some reasons why Costa Rica can be your perfect getaway for a safe vacation and unforgettable experience, that will definitely leave you wanting to come back for more.

Dive in to get all your questions answered for arranging an ideal Costa Rican adventure without compromising on your health and safety today!

Tourism Rebound:

A year after reopening of air borders, Costa Rica has already recovered half of it’s pre-pandemic travelers. Sources state that during August, a total of 1,14,227 people entered Costa Rica, marking 66 percent of the figures recorded at the same time in 2019, before the spread of Coronavirus.

Despite the travel restrictions imposed earlier by the European Union, positive figures bring in hope on the road to recovery for tourism in Costa Rica. Isn’t this exciting news for all those of you who had Costa Rica on your bucket list but the pandemic ruined your plans last year? We totally get you, trust us this is your sign from the universe to relax and unwind on the beach with a glass of wine, while we take care of everything else!

Health & travel guidelines in Costa Rica:

In the string of latest developments, the news tops the list that finally a negative Covid-19 test is not required to enter or exit Costa Rica. However, US & Canada do require a negative test while flying into or in transition through these nations. US citizens from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. can enter Costa Rica via air, sea or designated land border crossing sites.

Second, minors and fully vaccinated tourists can enter Costa Rica without insurance as of August 1st. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated adults must purchase health insurance covering their duration of stay in Costa Rica. The insurance policy needs to be uploaded to the online Health Pass, for receiving the QR code. Since the time Costa Rica has opened for tourists, the entry and exit process have become much more streamlined and most tourists just breeze through as long as their QR codes are valid.

There aren’t any quarantine requirements in place upon arrival to the country, for those not displaying symptoms of Covid-19. Tourists testing positive for coronavirus are issued a sanitary isolation order lasting 10 days.

Did you know that apart from both the airports, more than 100 private labs across the country also offer PCR and antigen tests? Samples for PCR and antigen tests are collected only via nasal swabs here. At Jaco Royale our concierge team helps you get tested indoors itself, which is a great perk to have, especially during these trying times. To get more information check out Jaco Royale Services & Packages.

How to reach Costa Rica?

Having seen the safety precautions put in place for tourism in Costa Rica, the next important logistics to decide upon is getting to Costa Rica. As restrictions ease and demand reactivates, Iberia increases flights to Costa Rica from five to seven weekly operations. Being pioneers in connecting Costa Rica to Europe via direct flight since 2004, their commitment to serve the market remains constant.

The aviation news has it buzzing that Frontier Airlines began operations to Costa Rica from Florida. American Airlines will fly direct from Chicago to San José and Guanacaste starting in November. Air France and British Airways also confirmed that they will reactivate their regular flights to Costa Rica in October. United Airlines also operate direct flights.

JetBlue, Spirit Airlines and Delta Airlines are some direct commercial flights to Costa Rica from the US that are currently operational. Close to 20+ airlines were flying to Costa Rica from all around the world but due to the pandemic some of them are still on hiatus. While travelling make sure to meet the visa requirements as well as the new clauses established in the framework of the pandemic.

For entering the country by sea, you can travel on yachts and sailboats only through the marinas of Golfito, Los Sueños, Pez Vela, Banana Bay and Papagayo.

Top spots for quintessential rejuvenation:

All outdoor tourism activities are permitted now, national parks and beaches remain open for visitors daily. However wearing a mask outside is necessary, so do come prepared.

Costa Rica is the perfect place to relax, feel at peace and reconnect with nature and even yourself. To experience the highway to happiness, do get in touch with our team for an exclusive itinerary with key highlights for the best of what Costa Rica has to offer. Some marvels that are a must visit for a rich and fulfilling holiday are Guanacaste beaches, Tortuguero national park, Arenal volcano, Monteverde cloud forest, Mal Pais, Bajos del Toro and much more. It is rightly known to be an adventurer’s paradise.

Hope this inspired you to pen down some offbeat gems on your travel list to Costa Rica.

Team Jaco Royale is ready and more than excited to host you in Costa Rica, so what are you waiting for? Pack your bags right away to unwind and taste “Pura Vida” for yourself!

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