As of September 1, Costa Rica will allow international tourists from the United States of America to enter by air as long as they are residents of one of the following six states:
The authorization for the entry into the country of commercial flights with passengers from the US was announced this Wednesday by Gustavo J. Segura, Rector of Tourism Minister, at a press conference.
This is possible because the six authorized states currently have an epidemiological condition similar or lower levels of contagion to those of Costa Rica, Segura explained.
According to the requests received by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to date, the country will receive about five weekly flights from the US. This is less than 5% of the commercial flight activity prior to the pandemic.
“We are taking very gradual and carefully analyzed steps in the direction of the revitalization of tourism that is very necessary for the protection of the social progress that Costa Rica has achieved through this industry,” said Gustavo Segura, Rector Minister of Tourism.
The hierarch insisted that the announced measures must be accompanied by the responsibility of the business community, its collaborators, and of course the tourists when applying and respecting the biosafety protocols as a fundamental step towards the economic reactivation of the country.
Segura stressed that the opening to international tourism will continue to be responsible, careful and gradual, and to promote reactivation it will go hand in hand with the promotion of local tourism.
“The idea is to continue shedding drops of hope: not to lose heart and know that there is light on the other side of this tunnel,” said the Minister, who recognized that both national and foreign tourists are being responsible and respectful of the protocols.