traveling to Costa Rica must have either a roundtrip
ticket or a ticket exiting the country before being allowed
to board their flight or enter the country. The “tiquete
de continuidad” required by law can be a ticket on an
outbound flight or an onward bus ticket from Costa Rica
to another country.
Costa Rica's new entry requirements,
travelers must have a onward bus ticket or
a reservation on a flight out of the country if they are:
flying into Costa Rica and flying out of another country
(e.g., traveling through Central America by bus),
Costa Rica on a one-way ticket (e.g., when their return
date is uncertain),
booked on a
return flight dated after their visa or 90 day entry stamp
expires (e.g., working on their residency, teaching,
volunteering or just enjoying an extended vacation).
A Safe Passage, you can purchase an onward bus ticket
to and from all Central American destinations served
by Tica Bus -- Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, El
Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. We will
purchase, process and e-mail your ticket along with our
cover letter confirming your reservation and itinerary.
Simply print these out, and you will have all the
documented proof you need to board your flight and enter the
“Your company’s service
is ‘the best thing since sliced bread’ for us! Very
convenient & very useful to help travelers get the
required ticket documents to enter Costa Rica one-way.”
Gary & Deborah C, 9/13/12
Purchasing Onward Bus
in Mexico City with a one-way Interjet plane ticket
to San Jose, Costa Rica, and Interjet won't let me
board without an onward ticket from Costa Rica.”
Robert F, USA, 9/29/12
onward bus tickets to all Central American
destinations served by Tica Bus and by
international bus companies based in Costa Rica.
Ordering an onward bus ticket from A Safe
Passage is fast, efficient and easy. Just go
to our order page to place your order or e-mail
us your travel information. To proceed, we need:
copy of your passport,
destination (from and to) and date of
PayPal with a credit or debit card.
necessary, we can expedite your order and e-mail
your ticket to you in a matter of hours; however, we are
occasionally delayed by circumstances beyond our control
(e.g., volume, power outages, systems failures, PayPal
problems, etc.). If for any reason we cannot get your
ticket to you in time to board your flight, your purchase price will be refunded in full.
“I found your website
when I was searching for a way to get an onward ticket
from Nicaragua. Im leaving Sweden on tuesday so this is
kind of last-minute...Thank you SO much! Saving my
life!” Lisa K, Sweden, 9/29/12
- Tourists Denied... Really!
websites and blogs suggested that a forwarding
ticket isn't needed nor checked for very often. This
may have been true in the past, but when I flew from
Frankfurt in early January 2010, I was stopped and
checked three different times for a forwarding
ticket. Luckily I had a bus ticket to Nicaragua
A Safe Passage." Lindsey"
documents were not always checked in the
past, the law is now being strictly
enforced, and travelers who are not in
compliance will not be permitted to
board their flight or enter the country.
situation occurs far
too often, in part because Costa Rica
does not have an official, up-to-date,
easily accessible online site that
clearly states the country's entry
requirements. In the absence of an
official source, airlines, embassies,
and unofficial sources provide
conflicting, inaccurate information,
leaving travelers confused, unprepared,
and stranded at the airport:
German traveler flying to Costa Rica
and out of Panama was required to
spend an additional 310 Euros for a
ticket out of Costa Rica -- a ticket
she couldn’t use.
woman and her two children weren't
allowed to board a flight to San
Jose because they weren’t aware that
they needed onward tickets.
……an American traveler was not
allowed to enter the country because
he did not think he needed proof of
new law is clear: When entering
Costa Rica, tourists need proof of onward travel. However,
they do not need to purchase a flight out of the country to
satisfy the onward ticket requirement. An onward bus
ticket is accepted as documentation that they will be
exiting the country.
Pre-purchasing your onward/outward bound
online through A Safe
will give you the documented, verifiable
proof you need to board your flight and
enter the country.
"Proof of return or onward travel includes a
return air ticket, a bus ticket, a cruise line
ticket...something that shows you intend to leave
the country. Be ready to show your proof of
return or onward travel to the customer service
representative or you may need to purchase a ticket
at the airport before you leave for Costa Rica."
Need an onward
ticket to board your flight?
"(the other company i used never
delieverd the tickets...as promised).... i really
appreciate your fast service, everyone else said
they couldn't do it for days or not at all.... We
need more people like you who can get things done
for a good price. I do really appreciate it" Lucas M. 1/08/12"
Don’t give up your
vacation or purchase an expensive, one-way return
ticket at the airline counter because you cannot verify
that you plan to leave Costa Rica within 90 days.
We have over a decade of experience, and we will
do everything we can to provide you with an onward bus
ticket so you can board your flight and enter the
in the US, or
Rica direct) or e-mail us with the subject heading:
"Urgently Need Onward Bus Ticket.” We will tell you if
we think we can purchase a ticket in time for you to
board your flight.
you for your service. I'll spread
the word to friends and family about
purchasing through your website."