• Sylvia Chaves

Costa Rica and COVID-19 status update

We hope you are safe and following the necessary precautions to prevent getting sick by Coronavirus COVID-19.


Probably your holiday was canceled due to the situation we are living and you might ask yourself, can I travel to Costa Rica right now?, amongst other questions such as safety measures, country situation, etc. We intend to give you the latest information regarding Covid-19 in Costa Rica so you can start planning an exciting holiday and your LGBTQ+ wedding in paradise...

Picture taken at Japanese Garden at Lankester Botanical Garden in Cartago, Costa Rica


We have almost 5 months fighting Coronavirus in Costa Rica, and even though this situation has affected our country and business, we are positive and constantly thinking how to reinvent ourselves and our services as an LGBTQ+ destination wedding company, to offer the best experience for you and your couple in a near future.

That is why we plan to inform our clients through this channel, Costa Rica´s travel restrictions regarding coronavirus, the country´s actions to fight COVID-19, scientific breakthroughs, which foreigners can visit, as well as flights and airline information.


Costa Rica travel restrictions


Costa Rica´s borders have been closed since March 19th and expected to be reopened August 1st at 11:59 pm (via air only). On August 2nd, Canada, European Union and United Kingdom are allowed to enter the country (residents and foreigners that have spent more than 14 days in: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland.


Costa Rica´s government will review the international epidemiological information and update the beforementioned list. Repatriation flights will continue from United States, Central America and other countries for Costa Rican citizen and residents. It is mandatory to fill the epidemiological form and remain on quarantine for 14 days.


Airline information


  • Aeroméxico: suspends operations until further notice

  • Air Canada: resumes operations on September 12 to Toronto

  • Air France: resumes operations on October 14 to Paris

  • Air Panama: suspends operations until further notice

  • Air Transat: suspends operations until further notice

  • Alaska: waiting for information from the airline

  • Albatros Airlines: suspends operations until further notice

  • American Airlines: waiting for information from the airline

  • Avianca: resumes operations on September 1st to El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama and Lima. Resumes operations on October 1st to Bogota

  • British Airways: resumes operations on October 27

  • Condor: waiting for information from the airline

  • Costa Rica Green Airways: available for charter flights

  • Copa Airlines: waiting for information from the airline

  • Delta Airlines: waiting for information from the airline

  • Edelweiss: resumes operations on October 15 to Zurich

  • Iberia: resumes operations on August, 3rd to Madrid

  • Interjet: waiting for information from the airline

  • JetBlue: resumes operations on September, 1st to New York, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

  • KLM: suspends operations until further notice

  • Latam: waiting for information from the airline

  • Lufthansa: resumes operations on August, 5th to Frankfurt

  • Sansa: waiting for information from the airline

  • Skyway: waiting for information from the airline

  • Southwest: resumes operations on 2021

  • Spirit: programed repatriation flights to and from Fort Lauderdale on August 7th and 14

  • United: programed repatriation flights to and from Houston on July 31st and August 3rd, 6th, 7th, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 y 31st.

  • Volaris: programed repatriation flights to and from Mexico City on August 25th and 29th

  • West Jet: suspends operations until further notice

  • Wingo: resumes operations on September 1st to Panama and Bogota

(Last update July 31st, 2020)


Costa Rica coronavirus requirements to enter the country


  • Every visitor has to complete the epidemiological survey

  • Bring proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result within 48 hours prior to the trip

  • Purchase of a travel insurance from INS (National Insurance Institute), that will cover medical care for acute illness and accommodation in case of quarantine (this is the only accepted insurance for foreigners). The price depends on your age, length of stay and other factors

  • Follow the sanitary regulations such as social distancing, use of face masks, constant hand wash, etc.



A potential coronavirus treatment in Costa Rica


Visit Instituto Clodomiro Picado website for more information


Why you should consider visiting Costa Rica?

Amongst the region, Costa Rica has demonstrated a rapid response to Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, with the encouragement of work from home for public and private sectors, creating awareness and giving a daily update to the population for the past 5 months, as well as sanitary measures such as plate restrictions, business closure and the hammer and dance strategy to flatten the curve.


Also, our country has been mentioned by international media such as Lonely Planet, The Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Matador Network, Canadian Traveler, Profession Voyages, Forbes, El Mundo de España, among others, as a must visit country after Covid-19 pandemic.


Let´s start planning together, bring your love bubble and we will take care of the rest! Or why not, let´s dream about your LGBTQ+ destination wedding in Costa Rica for 2021!  


For more information, please refer to the official websites of Ministry of Health, Presidencia de la Republica de Costa Rica and Juan Santamaria International Airport


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