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COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Requirements for Costa Rica Trips

Updated June 13, 2022

This information applies to Natural Jewels of Costa Rica, Costa Rica Wilderness Explorer, and all Custom trips.

To Join Your Trip:

HEALTH FORMS & TRAVELERS INSURANCE
Beginning April 1, 2022, the Health Pass and travel insurance policy requirements will be eliminated for all individuals. A travel insurance policy is recommended to cover medical expenses and lodging in the event of COVID-19 infection and quarantine.

VACCINATIONS
Currently, Nat Hab requires all guests 12 and older to be fully vaccinated in order to participate. Beginning January 1, 2022, all guests 5 and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Like all guests, children under the age requirement must obtain a negative COVID-19 molecular test result prior to departure. The most common types of molecular tests are PCR and NAAT tests. Antigen tests are not accepted.

For all trips departing on or after January 1, 2022, all guests 5 and older must provide proof of full vaccination. Fully vaccinated guests should upload their vaccination card to their Adventure Portal prior to departure.

Even if you submit this information electronically, you must bring your actual vaccination card hard copy with you on your trip as you may need it to enter hotels and restaurants. The vaccination card must show that by the trip departure date, at least two weeks (14 days) have elapsed since receiving the second dose of two-dose vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), or it has been at least two weeks (14 days) since the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

We also recommend double-checking your on-board mask requirements with the airline you are using to travel abroad.

Important Update
Starting January 8, 2022, hotels, restaurants, shops, museums, bars, casinos, resorts and adventure tourism may admit only persons who are verifiably fully vaccinated. This must be verified by means of a QR code from the Health Pass that is filled out prior to arrival OR with your printed vaccination card/certificate. Please do not forget to bring your physical vaccination card on your trip as it may be required for entry to the hotels, restaurants, etc. 

TESTING
To increase safety on our trips and add another layer of protection for all guests, staff and partners, Nat Hab will be facilitating a rapid antigen test on Day 1 of your adventure prior to meeting the group. Your Expedition Leader and/or transfer guide will provide more details upon arrival. This will be at no additional charge to you. 

Although not required, we recommend bringing your own rapid antigen test along on your trip. This is the best way to minimize the disruption to your adventure should you experience any symptoms while traveling. 

For trips departing on or after March 5, 2022:
No pre-trip test is required by Nat Hab for fully vaccinated guests to join their trip. All Nat Hab guests are required to test negative on a COVID-19 test, which Nat Hab will facilitate, at the start of their trip. Before you depart, we also recommend taking a COVID-19 test. After all, no one wants to travel halfway around the world and then test positive! Please note that you are responsible for knowing the requirements in place for any countries you are transiting through en route to your trip destination.



TO RETURN HOME

Starting June 12, 2022, a negative COVID-19 test to re-enter the U.S. is no longer required. If you were charged for this test along with your final balance, you will be refunded. This government mandate is reevaluated every 90 days. If you require a COVID-19 test for your home country or onward travels, we will be happy to help direct you towards online resources for obtaining the required test, though you will need to arrange and pay for the test on your own.

For more information about the CDC-required test to enter the United States, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html


FLIGHTS
Some airlines, depending upon the country you are departing from and/or the country you are connecting through, may require a COVID-19 test prior to your flight’s departure. Please be sure to research your airline’s requirements for your specific flight routing. If you will require testing, please let our Adventure Concierge team know prior to departure so they can direct you to online resources to book your own test.

We also recommend double-checking your on-board mask requirements with the airline you are using to travel abroad.

EXTENDING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY
If you have booked an extension through Nat Hab to another country, Nat Hab will facilitate any testing required for entry into that country. Please see your extension itinerary for specific details.


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