Costa Rican visa for Jamaican citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Jamaican passport holders visiting Costa Rica for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Jamaican citizens to enter Costa Rica for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Costa Rica e-visa for Jamaican citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Costa Rica visa on arrival for Jamaican citizens Not Available

Costa Rica tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Jamaican passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Costa Rica.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Costa Rica.

If you are looking for Costa Rica visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Jamaica, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Costa Rica nearest your place of residence.

  • Kingston: The Embassy of Costa Rica in Kingston, Jamaica (Working hours: Close now)

Costa Rica visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Costa Rica diplomatic mission offices to Jamaica for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Jamaica traveling to Costa Rica from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Jamaica) estimated Change (%)
2008 1,671 N/A
2009 1,538 -7.96%
2010 1,680 9.23%
2011 1,754 4.40%
2012 1,874 6.84%
2013 1,942 3.63%
2014 2,022 4.12%
2015 2,128 5.24%
2016 2,340 9.96%
2017 2,368 1.20%
2018 2,414 1.94%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Costa Rica & Jamaica comparison

Costa Rica's area is approximately 51,060 km2 (19,714 sq mi), while the area of Jamaica is approximately 10,830 km2 (4,181 sq mi). This means Jamaica is 4.71 times smaller than Costa Rica.

As of October 2021, Costa Rica's population is ~8.9 million people - 4,876,972 more people than the population of Jamaica.

We have highlighted Costa Rica & Jamaica’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Costa Rica Jamaica Difference
Population (est 2021) 8,894,748 4,017,776 4.9 million more people live in Costa Rica than Jamaica
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 98 85 Costa Rica has 13 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Jamaica.
Travel freedom (2021) 111 58 Costa Rica passport holders can visit 53 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 52 59 Costa Rican hosts 7 fewer foreign missions than Jamaica.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Jamaica travel to Costa Rica in one year?

The number of visitors from Jamaica visiting Costa Rica in 2018 was approximately 2,414.

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