Find and Schedule a COVID Test in Costa Rica

Find an authorized testing location or request an on-site Concierge testing service to come to you in Costa Rica for return flight COVID testing. Schedule your test before your trip.

Find a testing site near where you will be staying in Costa Rica and schedule your testing appointment at a testing location or request a concierge to come to you. PCR testing and rapid antigen testing are available in most locations. Both are acceptable for return flights to the United States though PCR testing is more accurate. For all other destinations, please check for local requirements. The cost of rapid antigen testing is $59 USD + VAT tax ($99 USD + VAT TAX for concierge). The cost of PCR testing is $125 USD + VAT tax ($179 USD + VAT tax for concierge).
Schedule an appointment for each person who needs a test. Make your appointment in time to meet the testing requirements for your destination. See the recommended timelines below. If returning to the United States, all travelers 2 and older must have a negative COVID test taken within 1 calendar day prior to departure.
You will receive a QR Code confirmation email. Print or show this QR code at your testing location to provide proof of payment. If you don’t have access to your QR code, our testing partners in Costa Rica can look up your reservation by name.
Get tested and you'll receive a PDF of your lab report via a secure link in the AZOVA app. Results for the rapid antigen test are available in 3 hours or less. Results for rapid PCR are available within 24 hours or less. Results for standard RT-PCR test are available in 72 hours or less. If results are required no more than one calendar day before your flight, then schedule a rapid antigen or rapid PCR test one calendar day before your flight. You will also receive your free COVID Credentials Simple Health Pass™ so you can share your results with anyone you like.
Complete any travel authorization forms as required for travel to your destination and provide it to the airline before you board your flight.

When to Schedule Your Test For Flights Departing From Costa Rica

Review the following timeline carefully to know when you should take your test for departure to the United States.

Take your test on MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
For a return flight on TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON

Schedule your test at least 1 week in advance to ensure testing availability.

About the AZOVA Authorized COVID Testing Network in Costa Rica: AZOVA certifies that testing service providers are licensed and authorized to provide COVID testing in Costa Rica and that the tests that are used are legal for use in Costa Rica and both PCR and rapid antigen tests are accepted for returning to the United States. All testing service providers are able to return PCR and rapid antigen test results within the required 1 calendar day or less before your return flight from Costa Rica. Be sure to schedule your COVID test ahead of time before your trip to assure availability. Choose your location and complete your test registration.

Concierge Testing

Want to make your testing as simple as possible? Schedule a concierge test and get the testing brought to you. When you schedule a concierge test, one of our testing partners will arrange with you the best time to collect your test sample at a location—including your hotel—of your choice. Concierge testing is available within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of the following cities:

  • Alajuela Airport
  • Alajuela Center
  • Belén
  • Escazu
  • Heredia center
  • Rohrmoser
  • Pavas
  • Santa Ana
  • San Pedro
  • Sabana
  • San Sebastián
  • Santo Domingo
  • San Pablo
  • San Joaquín
  • San Francisco
  • Rio Segundo
  • Uruca
  • Zapote

Cost: The cost of a concierge rapid antigen test is $99 USD + 16% local VAT tax. The cost of a concierge PCR test is $179 USD + 16% local VAT tax.

About the new COVID testing requirements from the CDC for travelers returning to the United States.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I make an appointment?

Online booking is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We recommend you schedule your testing appointment before your trip to assure appointment availability. Check with the scheduling system on AZOVA to see appointment availability in each location.

Do I pay for my test at the time of booking?

Yes. Payment is collected at the time of booking. You can pay with any major credit card. AZOVA will be listed as the merchant of record on your credit card statement.

Is the transaction in US dollars or a local currency?

The transaction is in US dollars. Because the service is delivered in the local market, there is a VAT tax for the local jurisdiction.

Will there be any foreign transaction fees?

If you use a US based credit card, there will be no foreign transaction fee. If you are using an international credit card to purchase your test, there may be a foreign transaction fee depending on the country of origin of your credit card.

What is the refund/cancel policy?

If you cancel your trip and do not need to be tested, you must log into your account and cancel your appointment before the scheduled time in order to receive a full refund. Missed appointments or no-shows will not be refunded.

What if I need to reschedule my appointment?

You can reschedule your appointment by logging into your account and opening your appointment chart. Click the reschedule button to choose a different appointment time.

Have other questions or concerns?
Contact AZOVA Customer Support or call the dedicated support line at (833) 232–9322

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AZOVA testing services are subject to the terms and conditions of each individual purchase. Delta is not responsible for fulfillment, goods or services offered by AZOVA and does not receive customer information or any test results from AZOVA.