Costa Rica’s Borders are Opening to the United States, Canada, & more!

September 2, 2020

We think we can all admit that it’s been a…weird…year. A year full of uncertainty. A year full of adapting to a “new normal”. A year full of missing school graduations, weddings, family gatherings, and vacations.

It’s no surprise that a lot of us are chomping at the bit to get back out there and explore.

Lucky for you, Costa Rica’s borders are slowly, but surely, opening up to our foreign guests. And we could not be more excited to get you back to your home away from home, Tulemar!

We understand that the thought of international travel is a bit daunting right now. Which is why we are very happy to know that Costa Rica has put a few travel requirements in place to ensure that all our foreign guests are safe and healthy:

  • Travelers must present proof of a negative PCR coronavirus test. The result must have been received within the 72 hours before their travel to Costa Rica.
  • Travelers must acquire travel insurance that covers medical care or an unexpected extended hotel stay.
  • Travelers must follow all airport and local health protocols.

Please note that these requirements are always changing! Please check our Covid-19 statement to ensure you are up to date on the current requirements.

While you can feel safe enterting the country, you also can feel safe at Tulemar knowing that we have extra sanitation measures in place and are following all the protocols and procedures recommended by the Ministry of Health. In addition, with private airport transportation, over 33-acres of jungle to spread out, a secluded beach, and private villas, you can rest easy knowing that you can easily maintain social distance in Tulemar.

So, who is allowed in? As of now, the following countries and states are permitted:

The approved countries, as of August 12, 2020 are –

  • Canada
  • European Union
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • China
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Uruguay

As of September 1, 2020, these states from the USA will be allowed to enter with the same requirements listed above PLUS being able to prove, with a valid driver’s license or state issued ID, your state of residence.

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington DC

Beginning on September 15, 2020, these states will also be allowed to enter following the same guidelines.

  • Colorado
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania

Starting October 1, 2020, these countries and states will be allowed to enter following the same guidelines.

  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • California
  • Ohio

On October 15, 2020, these states will also be allowed to enter following the same guidelines.

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Texas

On November 1, 2020, all US states will be allowed to enter, following the same guidelines (except the proof of state residency by your driver’s license will no longer be required).

We have missed all our foreign guests so much and we are so excited to welcome you back to our beautiful country.

If you’re anxiously awaiting for your country to be allowed into Costa Rica, please refer to our Covid-19 Statement which is updated regularly.

We are anxiously awaiting to see ALL of you soon!

Pura Vida,


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