Costa Rica: Adjustment to Visa Stamp Policy

January 25, 2023 Jessie Butchley

Key Points   

  • Costa Rica removed the requirement for nationals and residents to obtain an entry stamp upon leaving the country 
  • Travelers crossing via land borders are still required to receive entry and exit stamps 

Overview   

The government of Costa Rica removed requirements for nationals and residents of Costa Rica to obtain an entry stamp within their passports when exiting the country. Travelers crossing via land borders will still be required to receive entry and exit stamps.  

What are the Changes?  

Costa Rica has removed the requirement for nationals and residents to obtain an entry stamp upon leaving the country via air and sea. According to the government announcement, this decision was made to reduce administrative costs.  

Looking Ahead   

Continue to check the government of Costa Rica’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.   


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Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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