January 19, 2021

Where to get tested for Covid in Nosara Costa Rica?

Where to get tested for Covid in Nosara might be the most common question recently asked by people traveling to Costa Rica.

As some countries, including the US, are now requiring a negative COVID test result to enter their country, we have made it easier for you at Olas Verdes.

Currently, these two places are doing the PCR COVID test and the Rapid Antigen test in Nosara.  One is Medklined Laboratory, which is taking the samples daily at Olas Verdes Hotel (for hotel guests only), and the other one is Paradise Medical Service in Playa Guiones (Nosara), a 5-minute walk from Olas Verdes Hotel. We are assisting all of our guests with this process.

Testing is by appointment (48 hours before the test date), and we will need your full name (as shown in your passport), your passport number and your departure flight itinerary.

Travelers need to be tested no more than 72 hours (3 days) before their departing flight, if doing the PCR COVID test; and at least 24 hours prior to your departure, if doing the Rapid Antigen test for COVID detection. The costs are $140 per person and $95 per person, respectively. Payment at both laboratories is with credit card or cash. The laboratory will sent the test results directly to your email address 48 to 60 hours after the test (for the PCR test) and within 18 hours when doing the Rapid Antigen test.

Another option to get tested is directly at the Liberia Airport, where your results can be in just an hour. However, take into consideration any unexpected situation and that you need to have the results before your flight is closed for boarding.  If you would like to consider this option, use this link for an appointment.

If you have had COVID less than three months prior to re-entering your destination country, you do not need a PCR COVID test. However, you must present a medical certification verifying that you have had a positive Covid test result. If you had COVID more than three months before re-entering your destination country or have received the vaccine, you still need to present a negative PCR result before boarding the plane.

In the event of positive test results, you will not be permitted to board your flight, in which case, we will be happy to have you continue your stay at Olas Verdes! You will need to remain in your suite, but we will provide your in-room service at no extra charge and take care of your needs while recovering. The required insurance you bought before entering Costa Rica will reimburse you for lodging.

Here are the current requirements to enter Costa Rica.

Please let us know if you would like our assistance or have further questions: [email protected]

Last Update: July 10th, 2021

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