Embajada de Australia
Con acreditación ante Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, República Dominicana

COVID-19 Costa Rica

Please use this page in conjunction with the smartraveller country travel advice for Costa Rica. We strongly encourage you to subscribe to our travel advisories on smartraveller.gov.au, sign up for critical updates by SMS and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@AusEmbMex) for the latest information on conditions in Costa Rica

List of laboratories for COVID-19 (PCR) tests

Service Providers

The following essential service providers have reported they will be opening sporadically in major urban centres.  Contact the service provider directly to confirm operating hours. Certain stores may also limit the number of patrons in store at any one time. You should consider home delivery options where available.

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Gas Stations

Pali y Maxi Pali (Facebook)


Banco Nacional (Facebook)

Gasolinera JSM

Masxmenos (Facebook)

Santa Lucia

Banco de Costa Rica (Facebook)






Banco Popular (Facebook)



La Bomba




Local Emergency Numbers

ICT, the tourist assistance unit, provides 24-hour help:

Fire and rescue services - Call 118
Medical emergencies - Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Red Cross - Call 128

Police - Call 127 or visit the nearest police station.

Coronavirus- Call 1322

Emergency telephone operators may not speak English.

Always get a police report when you report a crime.

Your insurer should have a 24-hour emergency number.

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