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All U.S. airlines resume nonstop flight service to Costa Rica and new service announcements

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Costa Rica’s international airports, Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), reopened to all international tourists on Nov. 1, 2020.

On June 6, Southwest Airlines re-established its nonstop flight routes to Costa Rica, completing the reestablishment of all U.S. airlines that served nonstop flight service to Costa Rica before the pandemic. Direct flight routes to Costa Rica are now available from more than 20 cities across the world. 

While several U.S. airlines launched new routes to Costa Rica, others started new services entirely. Beginning next month through August, Frontier Airlines introduces its service to Costa Rica with two weekly flights on Mondays and Fridays from Miami, and two weekly flights on Wednesdays and Fridays from Orlando. In September, Frontier will increase service from these cities to five weekly flights.

For more information on the nine U.S. airlines offering direct connections between the U.S. and Costa Rica, please see below:

  • Alaska: Resumed Costa Rica flights on Nov. 20 to/from Los Angeles
  • American: Resumed Costa Rica flights on Sept. 9 to/from Miami and Dallas; on Dec. 18 to/from Charlotte. Will launch new Costa Rica route to/from Austin beginning Nov. 2, 2021
  • Delta: Resumed Costa Rica flights on Nov. 2 to/from Atlanta; on Dec. 17 to/from Los Angeles 
  • Frontier: Will launch new Costa Rica flights to/from Miami and Orlando in July 2021
  • JetBlue: Resumed Costa Rica flights on Nov. 1 to/from Fort Lauderdale; on Nov. 4 to/from Orlando; and on Nov. 20 to/from New York. Inaugurated a Los Angeles route in December
  • Southwest: Resumed Costa Rica flights on June 6, 2021 to/from Houston; on June 12, 2021 to/from Baltimore 
  • Spirit: Will launch new Costa Rica flights to/from Miami in November 2021 
  • Sun Country: Offered seasonal service to/from Dallas from June-August 2020
  • United: Offered repatriation flights throughout the pandemic and operates Costa Rica flights to/from Houston, New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Launched new routes to/from Los Angeles and Denver in December

Costa Rica’s international airports, Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), reopened to all international tourists on Nov. 1, 2020.  

At this time, Costa Rica does not require a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country, however, completion of an electronic Health Pass and health insurance are required. For more information on traveler entry requirements, please click here. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you plan to share these updates with your readers.

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