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Entry regulations Costa Rica
D = Germany, A = Austria, CH = Switzerland
D: Passport (valid at least on the day of entry and the following day)
A: Passport/cream colored emergency passport is accepted (valid for at least 6 months upon entry)
CH: Passport (valid at least on the day of entry and the following day) All travel documents must be in good condition. According to Costa Rican law, documents of certain citizens must be valid only for the day of entry and the following day. However, since return travel (including transit) or onward travel via other countries usually requires a longer validity - covering at least the entire travel period or beyond - it is generally recommended to carry travel documents valid for 6 months.
D: No (for a stay of up to 90 days)
A: No (for a stay of up to 90 days)
CH: No (for a stay of up to 90 days)
Onward travel ticket required:
D: Yes A: Yes CH: Yes
Mandatory vaccinations required:
D: No A: No CH: No. For entry from a yellow fever area, however, all travelers older than 12 months at the time of entry must be able to prove a valid yellow fever vaccination. The neighboring country Panama belongs to the yellow fever areas. More information and all affected countries can be found at www.who.int. The international yellow fever certificate must be at least 12 days old, as the vaccination protection is only valid after 12 days. It is advisable to consult a doctor early, to inform yourself about recommended vaccinations and to refresh the standard vaccinations if necessary.
2.Entering with children
The same visa regulations apply for the children as for their parents. Since 27 June 2012, children require their own travel document (passport / children's passport) for travel abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
3.Minors traveling alone
Minors traveling alone must have their own passport and be able to present a corresponding declaration of consent from their legal guardians. In practice, border officials regularly require a notarized declaration of consent in Spanish from both guardians or the absent guardian ("permiso de salida") when minors traveling alone or accompanied by only one guardian enter or leave the country. Which documents are necessary in individual cases for entry and exit should be clarified before the trip with the responsible Costa Rican representation.
- For entry and exit via the USA, the entry regulations for the USA must be observed.
- In case of passport loss, the previously granted exit is no longer possible even with a German identity card.
- Entry requirements may change at short notice. Legally binding information and notes