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When travelling to Costa Rica as a citizen of Switzerland, you must meet the following terms and requirements concerning visa, immigration procedures or maximum duration of stay.

Passport required

Passports and other documents accepted for entry issued to nationals of Switzerland must be valid on arrival.

Passport Exemptions

Passengers with an emergency or a temporary passport.

Visa required

except for Nationals of Switzerland for a maximum stay of 90 days.


Passport not required for minors under 18 years of age, if: [READ MORE]
WARNING! In accordance with European Union (EU) Legislation, all minors who are nationals of Switzerland will be expected to hold their own passport or National ID Card (where applicable) when departing from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania or a Schengen Member State [READ MORE].
Up to and incl. 17 years of age [READ MORE]

Additional Information

Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination.


Visitors must hold return/onward tickets [READ MORE].
> Exempt are holders of foreign passports stating Costa Rica as place of birth.
> Exempt are holders of a Resolution of Approval, Assignment Notification or Post Assignment Travel Authorization.

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