Travel Insurance: Restrictions Lifted

The executive decree was modified to allow tourists arriving in Costa Rica to present a policy taken out abroad as part of the requirements for reopening international tourism.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Costa Rican government decided to reform Executive Decree 42513-MGP-S and now foreign visitors will no longer be required to take out National Insurance Institute (INS) policies, the price of which exceeds $275 for a two-week stay.

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The insurance that will be required from tourists arriving in the country must cover minimum medical expenses equivalent to the costs of hospitalization for the time required and a minimum coverage of 14 days for lodging expenses.

According to Article 4 of the Executive Decree, "... in the event that the insurance with international coverage does not meet any of these requirements, the foreign person must purchase travel insurance offered by one of the insurance companies authorized by the Superintendent of Insurance in Costa Rica and duly registered by said authority."

Nacion.com reviews that "... In order to control the operation of these international insurance policies, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) will be in charge of verifying compliance with the conditions of such policies."

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