Costa Rica Tourist Visa Extended From a Maximum 90 Days to a Maximum 180 Days
Foto: Tomada de la cuenta de Twitter de la Oficina de Turismo de Costa Rica.
Attention tourists (perpetual or otherwise)! If you’re from a “Group One” country, you now get up to 180 days in Costa Rica rather than up to 90 days.
At the end of last week, Costa Rica quietly changed the law regulating the maximum amount of time some tourists can spend in the country before needing to leave. Tourists from Group One countries (meaning those countries whose citizens were allowed up to 90 days in Costa Rica), can now spend up to 180 days (six months) in Costa Rica before having to leave the country to renew.
The new regulations went into affect on Friday, and over the weekend people entering the country began noticing they had “180” scrawled across their entry stamps rather than the usual “90” (or less).
There are currently 60 Group One countries, comprising the United States, Canada, the European Union/Western Europe, UK, most of Latin America and the Caribbean, Japan, Australia, and others. Basically the most affluent countries from where most of Costa Rica’s tourists come from.
Read more: https://www.centralamerica.com/experiencing/travel/costa-rica-tourist-visa-length-extended/