The following document is aimed to provide clarity for residents and travelers wishing to travel to Momentom Residency during times of C19.
The pandemic has allowed for a global reset in our values and travel patterns. Isolation is rampant as the main protocol implemented by governments around the world, Momentom intends to be a place where community thrives and is considered an important element of optimal mental health and as a new way of living in the new world. That said, we are committed to providing safe spaces for our residents with efficient protocols in case of sickness in our quarters.
Our Community in Quarantine protocols during our Residency at Maderas, Nicaragua during the first outbreak of C19, in March proved to be a success. No sickness. We came together as a community and made decisions together to ensure that everyone felt comfortable, safe, and connected.
The countries we’re operating our Artist Residencies in this winter (Nicaragua and Costa Rica) require proof of a negative COVID test result within 72 hours of arrival. This will provide an important primary filter to ensure the safety of those that arrive in our isolated Residency bubble.
All residents on arrival must sign an agreement to confirm they have personal health insurance as well as abide by our community protocols to keep our collective health as a priority throughout the Residency. We will also have weekly community circles to update and keep communication transparent in case we need to lockdown our residency: no new guests or people from the public entering the premises.
Momentom COVID refund policy applies in the event of any circumstance that is outside the resident’s control (not including not having correct documentation at the border, missing a flight, etc) to receive either:
1. 50% cash refund; or
2. 100% transferable credit to a residency of their choice within 12 months period, less a $300 administrative fee.
Tourists wishing to enter Costa Rica via a flight must comply with the following requirements:
> Complete the online “Health Pass” epidemiological form: https://salud.go.cr.
> Show proof of a negative PCR test for the coronavirus. The sample for the test must have been taken no more than 72 hours before departure.
> Obtain travel insurance. This can be either a pre-approved Costa Rican policy from INS or Sagicor or an international policy that covers COVID-19 medical expenses of at least $50,000 and $2,000 for lodging.
> Here is the link to the document referencing Entrance Requirements to Costa Rica.
*There are no quarantines on arrival as long as testing is done in advance.
*All states of the USA are allowed entry as of November 1, 2020
> All passengers arriving into Nicaragua must bring a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. This includes transits.
> While not a mandatory requirement to enter Nicaragua, it is a requirement for all Momentom Residents to have valid travel insurance.
*There are no quarantines on arrival as long as testing is done in advance
*All nations that could enter Nicaragua before covid are once again permitted to enter under regular visa requirements.