The Consulate


Dutch citizens or citizens of other European Union countries,  do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica for tourism for a maximum of 90 days. Only students who are staying more than 90 days  has to process a temporary residence.


Visas and entry conditions to Costa Rica


IMPORTANT: ALL foreigners who enter Costa Rica, regardless if they require a visa or not, must comply with the following conditions of entry:

  • Have a passport valid for at least 3 months at the time of entry to Costa Rica (the period of validity is of 6 months for those foreigners who DO need a visa)
  • Upon entry, have a return ticket or a ticket showing journey continuation to a third country
  • Proof of  sufficient financial means to fund their stay in Costa Rica, at least $100 USA Dollars per day.
  • If you are coming from a yellow fever risk country, present the International Certificate of Vaccination against yellow fever if it's necessary, please see more details here.