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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 ?

The requirements to enter Costa Rica depend on your country of nationality. Generally, citizens of the United States, Canada and the European Union countries do not require a visa application to enter Costa Rica since they will automatically be given a tourist visa at the immigration point of entry. With a valid passport these nationalities can enter Costa Rica and remain in the country for up to a maximum of 90 days.

GROUP ONE - NO VISA REQUIRED

Those countries designated as NO VISA REQUIRED may enter Costa Rica without an entry Visa and may remain in Costa Rica for up to 90 days.     The 90 days are not renewable and the tourist must leave the country after the visa has expired.   They may re-enter at any time to apply for an additional 90 days at the discretion of the immigration officer at the point of entry.   The passport you travel on it must have a validity of at least one day.

GERMANY

ANDORRA

ARGENTINA

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRIA

BAHAMAS

BARBADOS

BELGIUM

BRAZIL

BULGARIA

CANADA

CROATIA

CHILE

CYPRUS

DENMARK

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

SLOVAKIA

SLOVENIA

SPAIN

STATE OF QATAR

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SLOVAKIA

ESTONIA

FINLAND

FRANCE

HUNGARY

IRELAND

ICELAND

ISRAEL

ITALY

JAPAN

LATVIA

LIECHTENSTEIN

LITHUANIA

LUXEMBOURG

MALTA

MEXICO

MONTENEGRO

NORWAY

NEW ZEALAND

NORTHERN ZEALAND

NETHERLANDS

PANAMA

PARAGUAY

POLAND

PORTUGAL

PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO

SAN MARINO

PERU

PUERTO RICO

SERBIA

SOUTH AFRICA

KINGDOM OF THE GREAT BRITAIN

CZECH REPUBLIC

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH KOREA

HELLENIC REPUBLIC (GREECE)

ROMANIA

VATICAN

SINGAPORE

SWEDEN

SWITZERLAND

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

URUGUAY

GROUP TWO - NO VISA REQUIRED

The following countries may also enter without a VISA and stay for up to 90 days so long as their passport is valid for at least three months

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

BELIZE

BOLIVIA

DOMINICA

EL SALVADOR

STATE OF BRUNEI

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

PHILIPPINES

FIJI

GRENADA

GUATEMALA

GUYANA

HONDURAS

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

MARSHALL ISLANDS

SOLOMON ISLANDS

KAZAKHSTAN

KIRIBATI

MALAYSIA

MALDIVES

MAURITIUS

MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES)

NAURU

PALAU

KINGDOM OF TONGA

SAMOA

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

SAINT LUCIA

SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCÍPE

SEYCHELLES

SURINAME

TAIWAN

TUVALU

TURKEY

UKRAINE

VANUATU

VENEZUELA

GROUP THREE - CONSULAR VISA IS REQUIRED

If you are a citizen of a Group Three country you need to obtain an entry VISA from a Costa Rican Embassy or Consulate abroad before you enter Costa Rica. If the visa is granted it is for a period of 30 days renewable up to maximum of 90 days.  Your passport must be valid for at least six months.

ALBANIA

ANGOLA

SAUDI ARABIA

ALGERIA

ARMENIA

AZERBAIJAN

BAHRAIN

BENIN

BELARUS

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

BOTSWANA

BURKINA FASO

BURUNDI

BUTAN

CAPE VERDE

CAMBODIA

CAMEROON

COLOMBIA

CÔTE D’IVOIRE

COMOROS

CHAD

ECUADOR

EGYPT

GABON

GAMBIA

GEORGIA

GHANA

GUINEA

GUINEA BISSAU

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

INDIA

INDONESIA

JORDAN

KENYA

KYRKYZSTAN

KOSOVO

KUWAIT

LESOTHO

LIBERIA

LIBYA

LEBANON

MADAGASCAR

MALAUI

MALI

MOROCCO

MAURITANIA

MOLDOVA

 

MONGOLIA

MOZAMBIQUE

NAMIBIA

NEPAL

NICARAGUA

NIGER

NIGERIA

OMAN

PAKISTAN

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

SAHRAWI ARAB REPUBLIC

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (FORMERLY ZAIRE)

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF

LAOS

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

RWANDA

SENEGAL

SIERRA LEONE

NORTHERN SUDAN

SOUTH SUDAN

SWAZILAND

THAILAND

TANZANIA

TAJIKISTAN

EAST TIMOR

TOGO

TUNISIA

TURKMENISTAN

UGANDA

UZBEKISTAN

VIETNAM

YEMEN

YIBUTI

ZAMBIA

ZIMBABWE

GROUP FOUR IS RESTRICTED VISA

This is the most restrictive category. This means that citizens of Category Four Countries must have an entry visa BEFORE they are allowed to enter Costa Rica. The visa must be reviewed by the Director of Immigration before it can be granted. If granted the visa is for a period of 30 days and renewable up to a maximum of 90 days.

AFGHANISTAN

BANGLADESH

CUBA

ERITREA

ETHIOPIA

HAITI

IRAN

IRAQ

JAMAICA

MYANMAR (BURMA)

PALESTINE

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF THE

NORTH KOREA

SOMALIA

SRI LANKA

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