Costa Rica to accept SOME Northeast Tourists

AAA Northeast members from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Maine, and Vermont may be excited to hear they are welcomed to Costa Rica. Travel will be accepted at three airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport, Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport, and Tobías Bolaños Airport. However, Rhode Island and Massachusetts will have to wait a bit longer. Individuals who fly privately from an unapproved state will be allowed into the country on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Documentation Needed

Americans choosing to head to Costa Rica will need to have their driver’s license on hand to prove that they’re a resident of an approved state.

COVID-19 Test Requirements

  • All travelers going to Costa Rica will be required to have tested negative for COVID-19 48 hours ahead of departure
  • Complete a health form beforehand.
  • Travelers must also have insurance, which can be purchased in Costa Rica through its National Insurance Institute or local company Sagicor if needed. The policy needs to cover up to $50,000 in medical costs should a traveler become sick while on their trip.

Visitors are also expected to comply with the airports’ mandatory mask rule and physical distancing protocols.

Costa Rica has been and continues to be a popular AAA member destination. With providers and partners, such a Club Adventures, AAA has several vacation packages for a multitude of Costa Rican experiences. As you prepare to return to travel, AAA Travel Agents are here to help you make safe and smart decisions. To speak with an agent, please call 1-800-222-7448.