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Visa Check

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Tourist Visa access to Costa Rica by citizenship

CitizenshipTourist visaComment
AfghanistanAfghanistan
Required
AlbaniaAlbania
Required
AlgeriaAlgeria
Required
AndorraAndorra
Not required
90 days
AngolaAngola
Required
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda
Not required
90 days
ArgentinaArgentina
Not required
90 days
ArmeniaArmenia
Required
Visa required, except for Passengers with a multiple-entry business or tourist visa issued by Canada, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or an EU Member State
AustraliaAustralia
Not required
90 days
AustriaAustria
Not required
90 days
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Required
BahamasBahamas
Not required
90 days
BahrainBahrain
Required
BangladeshBangladesh
Required
BarbadosBarbados
Not required
90 days
BelarusBelarus
Required
BelgiumBelgium
Not required
90 days
BelizeBelize
Not required
30 days
BeninBenin
Required
BhutanBhutan
Required
BoliviaBolivia
Not required
90 days
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
Required
BotswanaBotswana
Required
BrazilBrazil
Not required
90 days
BruneiBrunei
Required
BulgariaBulgaria
Not required
90 days
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
Required
BurundiBurundi
Required
CambodiaCambodia
Required
CameroonCameroon
Required
CanadaCanada
Not required
90 days
Cape VerdeCape Verde
Required
Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
Required
ChadChad
Required
ChileChile
Not required
90 days
ChinaChina
Required
Visa free for holders of valid visa for Canada, Schengen area or the US, and for holders of a Residence Permit issued by United Kingdom.
ColombiaColombia
Required
No visa required if holding an Multiple Entry Visa for the United States, Canada, E.U.
ComorosComoros
Required
CroatiaCroatia
Not required
90 days
CubaCuba
Required
CyprusCyprus
Not required
90 days
Democratic Republic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Required
DenmarkDenmark
Not required
90 days
DjiboutiDjibouti
Required
DominicaDominica
Not required
30 days
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
Required
Visa waiver for passengers with multiple-entry valid visa issued by Canada, USA, Japan or Schengen Member State, maximum for 30 days.
East TimorEast Timor
Required
EcuadorEcuador
Required
No visa required if holding an Multiple Entry Visa for the United States, Canada, EU and Japan.
EgyptEgypt
Required
El SalvadorEl Salvador
Not required
90 days
Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
Required
EritreaEritrea
Required
EstoniaEstonia
Not required
90 days
EthiopiaEthiopia
Required
FinlandFinland
Not required
90 days
FranceFrance
Not required
90 days
GabonGabon
Required
GambiaGambia
Required
GeorgiaGeorgia
Required
GermanyGermany
Not required
90 days
GhanaGhana
Required
GreeceGreece
Not required
90 days
GrenadaGrenada
Not required
30 days
GuatemalaGuatemala
Not required
90 days
GuineaGuinea
Required
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau
Required
GuyanaGuyana
Not required
30 days
HaitiHaiti
Required
HondurasHonduras
Not required
90 days
HungaryHungary
Not required
90 days
IcelandIceland
Not required
90 days
IndiaIndia
Required
IndonesiaIndonesia
Required
IranIran
Required
IraqIraq
Required
IrelandIreland
Not required
90 days
IsraelIsrael
Not required
90 days
ItalyItaly
Not required
90 days
JamaicaJamaica
Required
JapanJapan
Not required
90 days
JordanJordan
Required
KazakhstanKazakhstan
Required
KenyaKenya
Required
KiribatiKiribati
Not required
30 days
KosovoKosovo
Required
except for Passengers with a multiple-entry business or tourist visa issued by Canada, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or an EU Member State
KuwaitKuwait
Required
KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
Required
LaosLaos
Required
LatviaLatvia
Not required
90 days
LebanonLebanon
Required
LesothoLesotho
Required
LiberiaLiberia
Required
LibyaLibya
Required
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
Not required
90 days
LithuaniaLithuania
Not required
90 days
LuxembourgLuxembourg
Not required
90 days
MacedoniaMacedonia
Required
MadagascarMadagascar
Required
MalawiMalawi
Required
MalaysiaMalaysia
Required
MaldivesMaldives
Not required
90 days
MaliMali
Required
MaltaMalta
Not required
90 days
MauritaniaMauritania
Required
MauritiusMauritius
Not required
90 days
MexicoMexico
Not required
90 days
MoldovaMoldova
Required
MonacoMonaco
Not required
90 days
MongoliaMongolia
Required
Holders of US, Canada, Japan, or select European visas do not require a visa for up to 30 days.
MontenegroMontenegro
Not required
90 days
MoroccoMorocco
Required
MozambiqueMozambique
Required
MyanmarMyanmar
Required
NamibiaNamibia
Required
NepalNepal
Required
NetherlandsNetherlands
Not required
90 days
New ZealandNew Zealand
Not required
90 days
NicaraguaNicaragua
Required
NigerNiger
Required
NigeriaNigeria
Required
North KoreaNorth Korea
Required
NorwayNorway
Not required
90 days
OmanOman
Required
PakistanPakistan
Required
PanamaPanama
Not required
90 days
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
Required
ParaguayParaguay
Not required
90 days
PeruPeru
Not required
90 days
PhilippinesPhilippines
Not required
30 days upon arrival, can extend for total of 90 days
PolandPoland
Not required
90 days
PortugalPortugal
Not required
90 days
QatarQatar
Required
Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
Required
RomaniaRomania
Not required
90 days
RussiaRussia
Not required
90 days
RwandaRwanda
Required
Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
Not required
30 days
Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
Not required
30 days
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
Not required
30 days
San MarinoSan Marino
Not required
90 days
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Required
SenegalSenegal
Required
SerbiaSerbia
Not required
90 days
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
Required
SingaporeSingapore
Not required
90 days
SlovakiaSlovakia
Not required
90 days
SloveniaSlovenia
Not required
90 days
SomaliaSomalia
Required
South AfricaSouth Africa
Not required
90 days
South KoreaSouth Korea
Not required
90 days
South SudanSouth Sudan
Required
SpainSpain
Not required
90 days
Sri LankaSri Lanka
Required
SudanSudan
Required
SurinameSuriname
Not required
30 days
SwazilandSwaziland
Required
SwedenSweden
Not required
90 days
SwitzerlandSwitzerland
Not required
90 days
SyriaSyria
Required
TajikistanTajikistan
Required
TanzaniaTanzania
Required
ThailandThailand
Required
TogoTogo
Required
TongaTonga
Not required
30 days
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
Not required
90 days
TunisiaTunisia
Required
except for Passengers with a multiple-entry business or tourist visa issued by Canada, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or an EU Member State
TurkeyTurkey
Not required
90 days
TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
Required
TuvaluTuvalu
Not required
30 days
UgandaUganda
Required
UkraineUkraine
Required
Visa is not required for those holding a valid visa for the US, EU States, Japan or Canada
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Required
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Not required
90 days
United StatesUnited States
Not required
90 days
UruguayUruguay
Not required
90 days
UzbekistanUzbekistan
Required
VenezuelaVenezuela
Not required
90 days
VietnamVietnam
Required
YemenYemen
Required
ZambiaZambia
Required
ZimbabweZimbabwe
Required