A country-by-country guide to the current Covid travel restrictions in Central America. What requirements are there to enter each country? Compare your Central American country to its neighbors.
If you’re traveling, you want to know the rules and regulations to get into any given country, especially in these times when things change on a dime. We’re not talking here about curfews and restrictions once on the ground – in the case of Central America, we offer a country-by-country guide to those right here. No, here we talk about what you need to get in. And, as of July 2023, it’s all good! All countries in Central America have abolished their Covid entry rules:
Belize has no requirements or restrictions on anyone entering or leaving its territory. For continuous, up-to-date into on Belize’s entry requirements, bookmark this page from the Belize Tourism Board.
All remaining Belize travel restrictions are now eliminated. Travelers no longer need to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to enter or leave the country.https://t.co/OT82cWbWx4
— Central America Living (@VidaAmerica) July 15, 2022
Guatemala joins Belize, Costa Rica, and El Salvador to become the latest country to eliminate all testing/vaccine requirements for travelers entering its territory. https://t.co/GIxjjCbA4T
— Central America Living (@VidaAmerica) August 15, 2022
Breaking: El Salvador eliminates all Covid travel restrictions effective immediately. No testing or proof of vaccine required to enter the country from now on. https://t.co/gKObIA6Tkc
— CentralAmericaLiving (@VidaAmerica) November 17, 2021
There are no Covid regulations or restrictions in place for travelers entering Honduras.
Nicaragua has ended all Covid entry requirements as of July 2023. It was the last country in the region to do so.
Nicaragua – at last! – becomes the last country in Central America to abolish its Covid entry requirements. All entry requirements related to Covid-19 are now over, effective immediately. https://t.co/CmlhqouqeW
— Central America Living (@VidaAmerica) July 23, 2023
There are no Covid regulations or restrictions in place for travelers entering Costa Rica.
After two grueling years, most Covid restrictions in Costa Rica are now over. Here’s a quick rundown of what that means for people on the ground and for travelers entering the country.https://t.co/DzOFzMRX0o
— Central America Living (@VidaAmerica) April 1, 2022
Panama eliminated all testing and vaccination requirements to enter its territory in September 2022. Entry requirements are now as they were pre-pandemic.
For an up-to-date guide to Panama’s entry requirements, bookmark this page from Tourism Panama.
This was just a brief overview of Central America travel restrictions at this time.
We’ll keep this updated as and when situations change – and we know it’s an ever-changing situation. If you’re in Central America, please feel free to advise us in the comments of any changing regulations so we can stay as up-to-date as possible in real time.
James Dyde is the editor of centralamerica.com. He lives in Escazu, Costa Rica.