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Leaving for Costa Rica

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Useful addresses

United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland

Embassy of Costa Rica – Flat 1 – 14 Lancaster Gate – London – t 020 7706 8844 - www.visitcostarica.com

Time difference

There is a 7-hour time difference between Costa Rica and the UK and Ireland in summer and a 6-hour time difference in winter. When it is 12 noon in San José, it is 7pm in London and Dublin in summer and 6pm in winter.


A valid passport is required for stays of up to 90 days. A visa is required for longer stays.


Recommended vaccinations: DT Polio, typhoid, hepatitis A and B.

Anti-malaria medication is recommended.

Travel insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).


www.fco.gov.uk - www.dfa.ie - For travel advice issued by government bodies.


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