According to the U.S. Postal Service, Costa Rica prohibits the following items from being imported into the country:
- Blank invoices, such as the ones used for business.
- Any types of currency, including coins, banknotes and currency notes, securities payable to bearer, and traveler’s checks.
- Precious metals including manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold, and silver.
- Precious stones, jewelry, and other valuable articles.
- Dual-graduation feeding bottles.
- Any types of Flammable or explosive substances.
- As well as any chemicals, including Medical samples containing psychotropic substances, perishable infectious and noninfectious biological substances, and Radioactive Materials.
If you're shipping used clothes, you also need to include a certificate of disinfection and clearly mark the containers in which those clothes are contained. Similarly, if you ship any commercial items, you should include an invoice for these items on the outside of its container.
But as long as you pay attention to these prohibitions and restrictions, you should be just fine! And once your freight is shipped to Costa Rica, it's time to visit the great country. Its nature is unique in this world, despite the fact that Costa Rica is slightly smaller than Lake Michigan.
Bordering on both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, Costa Rica includes 800 miles of coast line that come with some breathtaking white-sand beaches. Bordering the country to the north is Nicaragua, while Panama is its southern neighbor - both countries known for their lush rain forest. So not surprisingly, while Costa Rica only takes up less than 0.05 percent of the earth's surface, 5 percent of all of the world's species of animals and plants can be found here!
There are over 130 species of fish, 220 species of reptiles, and 1,000 species of butterflies native to Costa Rica. In fact, 10 percent of the world's butterfly population can be found in this beautiful country! Similarly, Costa Rica is home to 9,000 different types of plants, 20,000 species of spiders and 34,000 species of insects.
Native species thrive because more than a quarter of Costa Rican land is protected as national parks and refuges, many of which consist of the local rain forest. Whether you enjoy hiking mountainous paths in the rain forest, go on bird-watching tours, check out sea turtle-nesting spots or simply look for a relaxing vacation on the beach, Costa Rica is the perfect place to visit or move.
We hope that with our guide to shipping items into this beautiful country, you'll stop worrying about the complications and start looking forward to your trip. We'll take care of all the necessary communication with customs and local government agencies. Just contact us and we'll guide you through the process! And before you know it, you'll be in Costa Rica with all of your possessions.