Sportsmens Lodge

Travel Requirements and Restrictions Updated for January

Costa Rica US Travel Restrictions

Currently, COVID testing is NOT required for travel to Costa Rica. Residents of all 50 U.S. states and the District of Colombia may travel to Costa Rica. You must purchase an approved medical travel insurance policy, and complete an online health form, prior to boarding your flight to Costa Rica.

Effective January 26th, the U.S. Center for Disease Control is requiring that all persons traveling to the United States receive a negative COVID test, including U.S. residents prior to boarding their return flight.

The National Emergency Commission in Costa Rica has announced a series of nationwide COVID-19 restrictions. Effective January 13th, beaches will be open only from 5:00 am until 9:00 pm. Bars and casinos must limit capacity to 25%. Business must close by 10 pm during the week, and 9 pm on weekends. Vehicles are restricted from traveling while businesses are closed. National Parks must limit capacity to 50%. Restrictions are subject to change and will remain in effect until at least January 31st.

Costa Rica Travel Requirements

Once you have purchased your plane ticket to Costa Rica, then purchase the medical insurance policy. Within 48 hours of departure, complete the online health pass. Approved insurance policies explicitly cover medical expenses and accommodation for quarantine in Costa Rica. A policy is available with Sagicor ($33.90 for 3 days) or by price quote with the Costa Rica National Insurance Company (INS)

U.S. Travel Requirements

Effective January 26th, the CDC has announced a requirement that all international travelers to the US provide their airline with documentation of viral test results. Negative tests must be taken within 3 days of travel. Positive tests must be taken within 3 months, and accompanied with a letter from a doctor indicating recovery. For U.S. residents, the requirement affects the return portion of the trip.

Hotel Castillo and the Sportsmens Lodge are offering onsite Covid-19 testing. At the Sportsmens Lodge, the cost of the test is $75 + 4% tax. For guests of Hotel Castillo, testing is $95. Hotel Castillo will cover 50 percent of the cost for all-inclusive guests, who stay four nights or more. Lab results at both properties are provided by email, and within 24 hours.