Visa Requirements for Costa Rican Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of Costa Rica

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Visa Not Required

92 destinations allow visa-free entry to Costa Rican citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 21 destinations for passport holders of Costa Rica.

eVisa

Costa Rican passport allows entry to 14 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • Antigua and Barbuda PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa31 days
  • eVisaup to 90 dayseVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
  • eVisaElectronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
  • eVisa60 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.
  • eVisaElectronic visa holders must arrive via Manas International Airport or Osh Airport or through land crossings with China (at Irkeshtam and Torugart), Kazakhstan (at Ak-jol, Ak-Tilek, Chaldybar, Chon-Kapka), Tajikistan (at Bor-Dobo, Kulundu, Kyzyl-Bel) and Uzbekistan (at Dostuk).
  • eVisa28 dayseVisa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or via land border crossings with Thailand — Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung or India — Rih Khaw Dar and Tamu.
    eVisa is available for tourism only.
  • eVisaElectronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for tourism purposes.
    Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
    Online Visa eligible.
  • eVisa90 daysMultiple entry eVisa is also available.
  • São Tome and Príncipe PermalinkShow on Map
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  • eVisa45 days
  • eVisa30 days

eVisa / On Arrival

For 12 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Costa Rica.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival120 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days / 8 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa is also obtainable online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at international airports Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane, and at 4 land borders Friendship Bridge,
    eVisa may be used to enter Laos through the following entry points — Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
    Entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders.
    Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalDetermined at the port of entry.
    May apply online.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival

Pre-arranged Visa Required

54 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of Costa Rica. This requirement may be waived off if Costa Rican citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

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