We are proud to announce that all of our staff at Blue Osa are vaccinated for Covid19.
Costa Rica has had a proactive campaign to vaccinate all of its citizens, making it a safe country for tourists to enjoy with peace of mind.
At Blue Osa, we are still aggressively following Covid Safety protocols. We want to ensure a safe space for all of our guests. We ask that all of our guests come vaccinated for Covid19.
If you choose not to be vaccinated:
The above-mentioned is for those who are NOT vaccinated. If you are vaccinated, you do NOT need to purchase additional health insurance and do NOT need to be tested for Covid19.
Although Costa Rica does NOT require a negative Covid test to enter the country, many countries such as Canada and the United States DO require a negative Covid test to come home.
Blue Osa is in partnership with doctors and labs in our local town, to provide a Covid test 3-days before your departure. Additionally, there are testing facilities in the San Jose (SJO) International Airport.
Blue Osa will schedule the appointment in Puerto Jimenez for you. You will go there and take the test and return to Blue Osa. You will receive the results 48 hours after you take the test via e-mail.
If you would like to get the test in San Jose, we can also offer some recommendations.
The test is currently $160 plus the shuttle fee to Puerto Jimenez. Occasionally, with large groups, we are able to have the Doctor come to Blue Osa to administer the tests.
Updated versions of these requirements are listed here.
Fully Vaccinated Travelers and Minors: Starting on August 1, fully vaccinated tourists and all minors will no longer be required to show Covid travel insurance.
For travelers who are NOT vaccinated, you must have:
Travel insurance covers medical expenses of at least US $20,000 (twenty thousand US dollars) and isolation and accommodation expenses of at least US $4,000 (four thousand US dollars). This insurance must cover all possible medical costs in case of COVID-19 contagion and must be purchased from an authorized travel insurance agency registered in Costa Rica.
We STRONGLY recommend you to get your insurance from the national Costa Rican provider, The National Insurance Institute (INS). (The page is in Spanish – we suggest using Chrome browser to translate it.)
Travels entering Costa Rica with this insurance are guaranteed entry.
The Costa Rica Tourism Board will receive a request from the tourist. That request must include:
• A signed declaration indicating the policy meets the requirements.
• Proof from the insurance company indicating the policy covers the tourist(s) (for those who are NOT vaccinated only.)
Complete the online form called “Pase de Salud” (Health Pass). This form is available online at https://salud.go.cr/. In that same link, visitors can purchase the required health insurance. (This is the same link as in step 4 above.)
We want to help ensure your safety during your stay with us. We hope to help you feel safe through the actions we are taking with Covid19.
With this in mind, social distancing measures are implemented for all services for the protection of our guests. To help us protect our guests, we will be taking the following steps:
To help us protect our guests, we are asking for your help in the following:
* This page is being constantly updated as the laws change.