Covid Requirements Costa Rica

FAQ: NEW COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS

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YOUR DEPARTURE & COVID19

KALON SURF COORDINATES THE TESTING FOR YOU (IF YOU NEED)

Who must show a negative COVID-19 test in order to fly into the United States?
As of June 2022 there is no testing requirement.

Which tests do the US accept as valid for compliance with this travel requirement?
As of June 2022 there is no testing requirement.

*We, at Kalon Surf, help coordinate the anitgen test for you: on the day of departure we go to Labin m(government approved lab), take the test, and get you to the airport. You have the results within 1 hour (typically 30min). Costs are about $75 USD.

Pricing & WHERE

What is the reference price for the tests in Costa Rica?
The reference prices for PCR tests are USD $125 at laboratories in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), and USD $175 outside of the GAM. The reference price of the antigen tests is around $50 USD, however, they are not everywhere available yet.

Who is authorized to provide COVID-19 testing?
Testing may be done at laboratories authorized by the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica (see list at the end of this document). The labs also offer home service and, subject to prior coordination, at certain hotels. Only authorized laboratory technical personnel may collect the test samples.

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PCR: 72 Hours?

How long will the lab take to deliver test results?
For PCR tests, authorized labs will take a maximum of 48 hours to deliver the results to the person concerned. The results of antigen tests will be delivered within a couple (2) of hours after the sample has been analyzed.

How many hours before traveling to the United States should the test be taken?

The PCR test should be taken no more than 72 hours before starting travel to the US. The negative result must be obtained before the flight, and the document to certify the result must be presented to the airline. The Antigen test can be taken on the day of the departure.

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WHICH FLIGHTS

Does this provision apply only to commercial flights to the United States?
As of June 2022 there is no testing requirement.

Who checks the negative test result before the passenger boards the airplane?
As of June 2022 there is no testing requirement.

Can the airline refuse to board a passenger?
As of June 2022 there is no testing requirement.

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TEST Results & Vaccine & Immune

What format do the labs use to deliver the test results?
Results will be sent to the email provided by the passenger, who may show the airline a print-out or electronic copy, in accordance with guidelines from the US Centers for Disease and Control (CDC).

Can the COVID-19 vaccine be used instead of the test?
As of June 2022 there is no testing requirement.

Can I travel to the USA if I already had COVID-19 and recovered?
As of June 2022 there is no testing requirement.

Other requirements

Are there other requirements that must be complied with in order to enter the USA?
As of June 2022 there is no testing requirement.

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