Update Information about Travel to Costa Rica & Panama
Starting december 1st we are OPEN in Turrialba, Puerto Viejo and Bocas del Toro!
Both Costa Rica and Panama are slowly opening up and receiving international travellers since october 2020. Our Schools & Hostels in Turrialba and Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica) are open as well as the School & Hostel in Bocas del Toro (Panama). We can’t offer all activities and tours so please write us so we can figure out the best possible program for you!
This country has taken the corona virus, since the beginning of the pandemie, very seriously. The death rate in Costa Rica has been among the lowest in the world. The health care system in Costa Rica is very solid and well-organized and -prepared.
What you need to do:
It is not necessary to show a negative Covid-19 test upon entering Costa Rica, but it is important to have an approved health insurance, covering your accommodations in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19 illness. An explanation of one’s travel insurance coverage, addressing Costa Rica’s requirements, must be uploaded or entered in the HEALTH PASS in order to be viewed and approved by the Costa Rican authorities.
You need to fill in a salud.go.cr statement (a so called Health Pass) and you will receive a QR code that you will need to show on your phone or printed out upon arrival in Costa Rica.
Special protocols for all tourism sectors have been established and you can read them here ict.go.cr.
The Government of Panama requires a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen) within 48 hours prior to your arrival in Panama. If a PCR test cannot be obtained before traveling to Panama, you can have a test carried out at the airport for USD $50.00.
You can access the Panamanian public healthcare system on the same terms as Panamanians.
It is necessary to use of masks, even homemade ones, when in public.
Meanwhile, make your reservation without the risk of loosing your money.
Reservations policy: So since April 2020 and for an indefinite time, you can make your reservation and receive a confirmation from us without any commitment. 2 weeks before arriving we will be in contact with you and decide on cancelling or confirming. You only need to pay $25 at that moment. Any national flights and transfers will also need to be paid but are not necessary (we will explain you how to travel by public transportation or make the reservations and payments for national transfers once here in the country). The rest you can pay when actually being in the country and starting the course!
Payment methods: Paypal, Tab.Travel or bank transfer.
Cancellation policy: in case of a cancellation within 2 weeks before starting the program, the only payment we can’t refund is the $25 Registration fee & all pick-ups, transfers, flights and shuttles.
Break-off policy: in case of a break off during a program that has already started, a Hope voucher will be issued for both accommodations, Spanish classes and other services like Dive- and Surf courses. This voucher will be valid during 24 months from the moment of starting the program and is also transferable to another person that had not yet made a reservation with us at the moment that you started your program.