This document contains the latest information about the protocols, preventative measures and changes adopted in Costa Rica in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Costa Rica plans to open its borders to tourists from the United Kingdom starting August 1, 2020.

We have been providing tailor-made holidays to the real Costa Rica since 1995 and it’s size belies the wonderful amount of wonders that naturally inhabit this Central American paradise. The variety of eco-systems found here truly has you wondering how can so much fit into such a small area. 

Since lockdown was announced, and before, we have been closely monitoring government guidance, regional policies and have maintained a continuous dialogue with our partners in Costa Rica. Below we have highlighted the facts and guidelines relating to your trip. It is important to note that guidelines are being updated daily and you should contact us should you have any specific questions or concerns.

This document was updated on Monday 27th July.

Flights to/from San Jose airport, Costa Rica

Arrivals

  • Face masks must be worn at all times in the airport
  • Sanitised carpets are in use throughout the airport
  • Your temperature will be taken after disembarking the aircraft
  • Keep a distance of 1.8 metres
  • Luggage arrangement service

Departures

  • Only departing passengers are allowed into the terminal
  • Your temperature will be taken before entering the terminal
  • Face masks must be worn at all times in the airport
  • Plastic/glass screens are used at check-in
  • Keep a distance of 1.8 metres
  • Sanitised carpets are in use throughout the airport
  • Health protocols in all shopping outlets
  • Regular disinfection and cleaning of boarding gates
General information
  • Tourists must complete and present an epidemiological survey.
  • Tourists must present proof of a negative PCR coronavirus test. The test must have been taken within the 48 hours before their flight to Costa Rica.
  • Tourists must acquire travel insurance that covers medical care or an unexpected extended hotel stay and quarantine.
  • Tourists must follow all airport and local health protocols. This includes wearing a mask or face shield in nearly all indoors circumstances.

Beaches

Costa Rica is easing measures in Yellow Alert cantons starting on August 1. In those areas, beaches will remain open until 2:30 p.m. daily, and all open-air tourism activities (e.g. canopy tours, fishing, surfing lessons),  are permitted.

Sunvil's support

Sunvil’s Latin America specialists have toured Costa Rica and know the country inside out. The team consisting of Lloyd, Joe, Steve and Elena, are supported in-country by our local agents. We operate a 24-hour emergency telephone number and are also on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Arenal, Costa Rica Arenal, Costa Rica
Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
Monteverde, Costa Rica Monteverde, Costa Rica

The Sunvil Family
The Sunvil Family
The Sunvil Family

Sunvil's holidays are designed by passionate travellers just like you. Our reservations experts and product teams, many of whom have been with us for many years, are passionate about our destinations and, through their personal, first-hand knowledge can answer any questions that you may have. They are well qualified to advise and recommend, based on your own holiday criteria. We can point you to those special, little-known places, some not found even in guidebooks.

Call one of our experts to discuss your next holiday with Sunvil on

020 8568 4499

We open today at 9:15 AM

Make an Enquiry

Please use this form to request further information about a Sunvil holiday or destination.

We promise that a member of our specialist reservation teams will reply personally to your holiday enquiry before 5.30pm if received before 12.00pm (Monday to Friday). Enquiries received after 12.00pm will be replied to within 24-hours (excluding Sundays).

If your enquiry is of an urgent nature, please telephone our dedicated reservation teams on the numbers listed below.

Our lines are open from 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday-Friday and from 9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday.

  • Greece: 020 8758 4758
  • Cyprus: 020 8758 4759
  • Portugal, the Azores, Spain, Italy, Sicily and Scandinavia: 020 8758 4722
  • Latin America: 020 8758 4774
  • Marketing: 020 8758 4731

Required Information

* Mandatory Information
Title *
First name *
Surname *
Telephone number *
Alternative telephone number
Email address *
Confirm email address
Preferred method of communication *
If you would like to be called during a specific period, please specify

Details

Preferred departure date *
Duration *
Preferred UK departure airport *
Party size *

Back

  • Adults(12+ yrs)
  • Children(2 to 11 yrs)
  • Infants(Under 2 yrs)
Budget range
Other comments:

Email newsletters

 

We promise that a member of our specialist reservation teams will reply personally to your holiday enquiry before 5.30pm if received before 12.00pm (Monday to Friday). Enquiries received after 12.00pm will be replied to within 24-hours (excluding Sundays).

If your enquiry is of an urgent nature, please telephone our dedicated reservation teams on the numbers listed below.

Our lines are open from 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday-Friday and from 9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday.

  • Greece: 020 8758 4758
  • Cyprus: 020 8758 4759
  • Portugal, the Azores, Spain, Italy, Sicily and Scandinavia: 020 8758 4722
  • Latin America: 020 8758 4774
  • Marketing: 020 8758 4731

Required Information

* Mandatory Information
Title *
First name *
Surname *
Telephone number *
Alternative telephone number
Email address *
Confirm email address
Preferred method of communication *
If you would like to be called during a specific period, please specify
Booking reference number *
Alternatively, please enter your query in the box below:

Email newsletters

 

Thank you for your enquiry

Thank you for your enquiry. A member of our specialist reservation teams will be in touch shortly.

If your enquiry is of an urgent nature, please telephone our dedicated reservation teams on the numbers listed below.

Our lines are open from 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday-Friday and from 9.30am to 4.30pm Saturday.

  • Greece: 020 8758 4758
  • Cyprus: 020 8758 4759
  • Portugal, the Azores, Italy, Sicily and Scandinavia: 020 8758 4722
  • Latin America: 020 8758 4774

Your details have been saved

Feel free to continue to browse the site and add to your enquiry. Don't forget to send the enquiry before you leave!

My Suitcase

We understand that so much choice can be overwhelming which is why we have developed 'My Suitcase'. This facility allows you to save and compare your favourite holidays, and even allows you to return to your selection at a later stage.

Why not use 'My Suitcase' to compile a wish list of your future Sunvil holidays?

 

Sign in


New to Sunvil?

Create Account

 

Already have an account?

Password reset

Back

Close

Close