Blue Osa Safety Policies and Guidelines for Covid19 in Costa Rica

Covid19 Testing Requirements

Although Costa Rica does NOT require a negative Covid test to enter the country, some countries may still require a negative Covid test to come home.  If you need to get a test before going home, we will be happy to help.

Blue Osa is in partnership with doctors and labs in our local town, to provide a PCR Covid test 1-day before your departure. Additionally, there are testing facilities in the San Jose (SJO) International Airport.

Blue Osa will schedule the appointment in Puerto Jimenez for you. You will go there and take the test and return to Blue Osa. You will receive the results after you take the test via email.

The test is currently $160 plus the shuttle fee to Puerto Jimenez. Occasionally, with large groups, we are able to have the Doctor come to Blue Osa to administer the tests.

Alternatively, you may also get a rapid test at the international airport. This rapid test in the San Jose Airport (SJO) is provided for a fee of $65. They suggest that you arrive at the airport 4 hours before your departure. (Follow this link for more information.)

Please check with your country’s vaccination and testing requirements before traveling, as this information is continuously changing.

Covid19 guidelines required by Costa Rica

Updated versions of these requirements are listed here.

As of April 1, 2022

For all tourists coming to Costa Rica, the health pass and the insurance requirement for unvaccinated foreigners will be eliminated and all activities and events will be able to operate at 100% capacity without requiring the use of a QR Code.

Your Safety At Blue Osa

We want to help ensure your safety during your stay with us. All of our staff at Blue Osa are fully vaccinated for Covid19. We hope to help you feel safe through the actions we are taking. We want to ensure a safe space for all of our guests.

With this in mind, social distancing measures are implemented for all services for the protection of our guests. To help us protect our guests, we will be taking the following steps:

  • We offer online and contactless check-in. We have a full online check-in available that also includes a video tour of our property. All guests will be required to complete this online check-in.
  • You have the option of being socially distanced during meals.
  • Blue Osa is an open-air resort with consistent ocean breezes. Because all current studies have shown that open spaces coupled with social distancing do not contribute to the transmission of Covid19.
  • All kitchen staff will wear protective masks and other equipment during your stay.
  • And we ask our guests to practice social distancing around our staff and other guests at all times.
  • Thorough cleanings are performed in all guest rooms before your arrival using government-recommended disinfectants and cleaning supplies.
  • We have given training to our staff about hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Private shuttles are available upon request.

To help us protect our guests, we are asking for your help in the following:

  • To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, although not required, we kindly ask our guests to be vaccinated or take a test within 24 hours of coming to Blue Osa.
  • We do encourage single occupancy, except for couples or a known friend or family member.
  • While we provide yoga mats and props, if you are concerned about the transmission of Covid, we recommend you bring your own.
  • Please bring face masks with you to help ensure a more pleasant stay.
  • We encourage all guests to take advantage of our remote location and to spend time on the beach, in our sacred places on the property.
  • Should a guest begin to experience flu-like symptoms, we will ask them to remain in their spacious room while we contact our local medical clinic with excellent doctors who speak English. If deemed necessary, we will have a CoronaVirus test administered, and if a guest should test positive, we will then follow Costa Rica’s health protocols for the wellbeing of the guest and all guests at Blue Osa. For elderly or at-risk guests, we can make arrangements to fly them to a private hospital in San Jose.

This page is being constantly updated as the laws change.