Until at least June 15th, 2020, Costa Rica will deny entry to tourist and non-resident foreigners the public security ministry announced Thursday. The restriction applies to the countries ports of entry via land, air, or sea.

In addition, citizens and residents entering Costa Rica will be assigned a mandatory 14-day quarantine by Immigration police.

The Immigration administration has announced that tourists and others who overstay their visas due to the coronavirus crisis will not be fined when they next try to exit Costa Rica.

Foreigners who entered Costa Rica on a tourist visa after December 17th, 2019 can legally remain in Costa Rica until July 17th, 2020 without lapsing into a regular immigration status.


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