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Flight Information & Entry Requirements

Flight Information

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL YOUR PROGRAM HAS REACHED A MINIMUM OF 5 PARTICIPANTS. ONCE YOUR TRIP REACHES ITS MINIMUM, PLEASE INPUT YOUR ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FLIGHTS INTO THIS FORM.

We have very specific arrival and departure requirements for your program. Please carefully read below and call us with any questions.

  • Arrival Day: Arrive on the first day of the trip to San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) by 2:00 PM. We will drive together to La Guaria de Sarapiqui (approx. 3 hour drive) once everyone has arrived.

  • Departure Day: Depart on the last day of the trip from San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) time before 2:00 PM.

Book Your Flights

Discover Corps's dedicated flight partner for all of our trips is the team at StudentUniverse (yes, they do flights for more than just students!). Their team know all of the flight windows and details for each of the destinations that we work in. Please always make sure that your trip is guaranteed to run before booking any airfare!

To get a quote from StudentUniverse, please see the details below:

  • Get a Quote by Phone: Call 1-877-898-1244. Agents are available between 9-8 EST M-F.

  • Get a Quote by Email: Email Flights@discovercorps.com with the flight details and a member of the StudentUniverse team will respond shortly with your options

  • Get a quote via our Dedicated Website: Please visit the Discover Corps flight search engine to search for flights online.

  • *Please note that there is a $30 fee per person to book over the phone & $7 fee per person to book via email. Booking via the dedicated website is free.

Country COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Until further notice, it's Discover Corps' Policy that travelers take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure. Negative test results must be sent to Discover Corps once generated. Please check the Department of State's site for Costa Rica's most up to date guidelines. When applicable, local policy or Airline Policies supersede what is in place for Discover Corps. Note: You do not need to be tested if you've received both doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine.

  • While the country of Costa Rica is not requiring that travelers take a COVID-19 PCR test before entry, Discover Corps is requiring this as a part of our Health & Safety Policy. The test must be taken within 72 hours of departure. Negative test results must be submitted to Discover Corps before departure.

  • U.S. citizens must complete an epidemiological "Health Pass" and must provide proof of health insurance* to cover any medical treatment and quarantine lodging should the traveler contract COVID-19 while in country. *Travelers can purchase this plan via Arch RoamRight Travel Insurance here.

  • Upon arrival, health screening procedures are in place where officials will confirm you've completed the above mentioned, Health Pass.

Exit Requirements

Effective January 26, 2021, the CDC is implementing that all travelers returning to the U.S., have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departing. Discover Corps will arrange for the testing to take place within the required timeframe, the traveler is responsible for the testing fee. Please reference Discover Corps' Risk Management Manual for a comprehensive overview of safety & health guidelines here.