VISA REGIME
 

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 3 months.

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 3 months.
 

Note:

 

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter Costa Rica. It is necessary to fill out an online form "Pase de salud", avaible on the following web site https://salud.go.cr and have an international health insurance, which can also be purchased in Costa Rica.
Local health insurance can be purchased via National insurance fund in Costa Rica https://www.grupoins.com/seguros-para-viajero/ or insurance company Sagicor https://www.sagicor.cr/seguro_para_turistas/
Foreign health insurance must be in Spanish or English language and contain the following: information on validity of the policy during the stay in Cosa Rica, medical costs of any treatment in case of coronavirus in Costa Rica must be covered (at least 50.000 USD) and a minimum amount of 2.000 USD for extended accommodation costs due to a pandemic.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica. For tourist travel, the minimum remaining period of passport validity must be 6 months. For regulation of stay (residence), the minimum remaining period of passport validity must be one year.

When entering Costa Rica, travellers are required to have 500 US dollars, a credit card and traveller's checks, as well as a return ticket.

It is necessary to obtain a permit to bring hunting weapons into the country.

Pets may be brought into the country upon the presentation of a certificate of the pets’ health and vaccination against rabies, issued by a veterinary institution from the Republic of Serbia.

Food intake is not allowed.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded. 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION — Health insurance is mandatory (the insurance must also cover costs of any treatment for COVID-19 infection).

The general sanitary situation is good. There are no mandatory vaccines or recommended vaccinations. Bottled water and avoiding eating at street kiosks are recommended.

SECURITY SITUATION — The risks of crime are high, increased caution is required.

Since it is a seismic area, there is a risk of earthquakes, and heavy rains are frequent. The rainy season lasts from May to October in the central and the Pacific part of the country. In the Caribbean part, the rainy season is in November, December, and July. Light clothing throughout the year is recommended.

TRANSPORT — There are two international airports ― Juan Santa Maria in San Jose, and Daniel Oduber in Liberia. The important ports are Limon and Calderas.

A motor vehicle may be driven with a Serbian driver's licence, and it is necessary to obtain a liability insurance upon entry into the country.

OTHER INFORMATION — The local currency is the colon (CRC). All international credit cards are accepted.

 

Contact information:

For consular assistance and protection while in Costa Rica, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Mexico City (Mexico), which covers Costa Rica on a non-residential basis, at the following telephone number: 00 52 55 55 20 05 24, or e-mail address: embajadaserbia@alestra.net.mx.