Citizens of many countries can travel to Costa Rica and receive a Visa upon arrival at the port of entry.  The following is a list of the countries and the length of time visas are issued for.  Please note:  this list is subject to change according ot the policies of the Costa Rican government.  We recommend you consult your local Costa Rican Embassy or Consulate to ensure your country is still included in this list.

If your country is not in this list, you may require a visa for Costa Rica and so should obtain one from the Costa Rican consulate in your country of residence.  If there are no embassies or consulates in your country of residence, we suggest you contact the consulate nearest you and request more information.

Country - Days Visa is Valid

The chart indicates the length of time allowed according to country of origin. Please note: we try to keep this list as up to date as possible but changes do occur from time to time without our knowledge. We suggest you check with the nearest consulate for the latest visa information.

Country of Origen Valid Time
Andorra - 90 days
Antigua And Barbuda - 30 days
Argentina - 90 days
Australia - 90 days
Austria - 90 days
Bahamas - 30 days
Bangladesh - 30 days
Barbados - 90 days
Belgium - 90 days
Belize - 30 days
Bolivia - 30 days
Brazil - 90 days
Bulgaria - 90 days
Canada - 90 days
Chile - 90 days
Croatia - 90 days
Cyprus - 90 days
Czech Republic - 90 days
Denmark - 90 days
Dominica - 30 days
El Salvador - 30 days
Estonia - 90 days
Federated States
  Of Micronesia
- 30 days
Fiji - 30 days
Finland - 90 days
France - 90 days
Germany - 90 days
Grenada - 30 days
Guatemala - 30 days
Guyana - 30 days
Hellenic Republic
  (Greece)
- 90 days
Honduras - 30 days
Hungary - 90 days
Iceland - 90 days
India - 30 days
Ireland - 90 days
Israel - 90 days
Italy - 90 days
Jamaica - 30 days
Japan - 90 days
Kingdom Of Tonga - 30 days
Kiribati - 30 days
Latvia - 90 days
Liechtenstein - 90 days
Lithuania - 90 days
Luxembourg - 90 days
Maldives - 30 days
Malta - 90 days
Marshall Islands - 30 days
Mauritius - 30 days
Mexico - 90 days
Nauru - 30 days
Netherlands - 90 days
New Zealand - 90 days
Northern Marianas - 30 days
Norway - 90 days
Palau - 30 days
Panama - 90 days
Paraguay - 90 days
Phillipines - 30 days
Poland - 90 days
Portugal - 90 days
Principality Of Monaco - 90 days
Puerto Rico - 90 days
Republic Of China
  (Taiwan)
- 30 days
Republic Of South
  Korea
- 90 days
Romania - 90 days
Russian Federation - 30 days
Saint Kitts And Nevis - 30 days
Saint Lucia - 30 days
Saint Vincent And
  The Grenadines
- 30 days
Samoa - 30 days
San Marino - 90 days
Sao Tome And Principe - 30 days
Serbia And Montenegro
  (Yugoslavia)
- 90 days
Seychelles - 30 days
Singapore - 30 days
Slovak Republic - 90 days
Slovenia - 90 days
Solomon Islands - 30 days
South Africa - 90 days
Spain - 90 days
Suriname - 30 days
Sweden - 90 days
Switzerland - 90 days
Trinidad And Tobago - 90 days
Turkey - 30 days
Tuvalu - 30 days
United Kingdom - 90 days
United States - 90 days
Uruguay - 90 days
Vanuatu - 30 days
Vatican City - 90 days
Venezuela - 30 days