Costa Rica Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

All about Costa Rica
Capital city: San José
Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC)
Local time: GMT - 6
Telephone code: + 506
Bank: Closed on Saturday afternoon and  Sunday.

Customs Rules

Import regulations:

No restrictions up to:1. 3 liters of alcoholic beverages for passengers older than 18 years;2. 500 gram... More information

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Firearms must be declared on entry and on exit to air carrier.Weapons must be emptied and reviewed by airport police.Firearms must be car... More information

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES. For further detail... More information

Crew members customs regulations:

Same regulations as for passengers apply. Crew members have a separate line in customs to clear their luggage.... More information


Cats and dogs traveling as passenger's checked baggage or in the cabin, require a valid good health and rabies vaccination certifi... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Costa Rica.Exempt: baggage of transit passengers, if the passengers do not leave th... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

Embarkation Tax is levied on all passengers leaving Costa Ri... More information

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Local currency (Costa Rican Colon-CRC): no rest... More information

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.