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Do I Need a Visa to Enter Costa Rica ?

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Do I Need a Visa To Enter Costa Rica ?

To determine if you need a visa you will need to review the visa requirement list which is posted below.  Costa Rica divides the visa requirements into two sections.

The first one are countries that DO NOT need a visa to enter Costa Rican and citizens from those countries can enter Costa Rica for periods up to 90 days.  Some of the countries included in this section are

GERMANY, ANDORRA, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BAHAMAS, BARBADOS, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, BULGARIA, CANADA, CROATIA, CHILE, CYPRUS, DENMARK, SLOVAK REPUBLIC, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, UNITED STATES, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, ICELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, LATVIA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA,LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, MEXICO, MONTENEGRO, NORWAY, NEW ZEALAND, NETHERLANDS, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, POLAND,  PORTUGAL, PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO, SAN MARINO, PUERTO RICO, SERBIA, SOUTH AFRICA, UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN, NORTHERN IRELAND , CZECH REPUBLIC, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH KOREA, HELLENIC REPUBLIC (GREECE), ROMANIA, VATICAN CITY, SINGAPORE, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN), TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, URUGUAY

The second section are countries that DO require a visa to enter Costa Rica.  The citizens of these countries must apply for a visa at the nearest Costa Rican Embassy or Consulate close to their country of origin  These citizens if approved are generally given a 30 day visa.  To find out the location of the Costa Rican Consulate nearest to you look at the website of the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Relation for all the contact information.

Some examples of countries that need a visa to enter Costa Rica are:

BELARUS, CAMBODIA, COLOMBIA, CHINA, CUBA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, JAMAICA, INDIA, INDONESIA, MOROCCO, NIGERIA, NICARAGUA, PAKISTAN, SAUDI ARABIA, THAILAND,

You can see the full list of Visa Requirements in ENGLISH here and in Spanish here.

Watch our video regarding the visa requirements to enter Costa Rica.

 

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