Costa Rica Entry Requirements for Tourists: FAQs & Answers

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One of the easiest things about deciding whether to visit Costa Rica is how easy it is to enter. And we don't mean the process of getting to Costa Rica, either, although that's easy from most places. We're talking about the entry requirements that Immigration has to allow travelers into the country.
As any sovereign nation, Costa Rica has the right to determine who enters its territory. This page covers all the immigration and customs paperwork you need to consider to get past the officials and to the beaches and rainforests as smoothly as possible. Luckily, for the vast majority of foreigners arriving in Costa Rica, this is straightforward and easy.
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