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Is it safe to travel to Costa Rica post Covid19?

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The answer is Yes. Following the care of the case.

After 175 days of the first Covid19 Cases, Costa Rica has been one of the most successful countries in combating and containing the pandemic. It took the country more than 87 days to overcome the barrier of 1,000 infected.

And the recovery trend tended to exceed active cases, until June 9, when migrations of Nicaraguans who illegally crossed the border brought the virus with them to pineapple plantations in the north and eventually to urban centers. Especially in the barracks.

Despite the rebound in cases, the Costa Rican medical system and the Costa Rican discipline have managed to keep the health systems operational and in good condition. Rapid actions and joint decisions of the Ministry of Health and the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (regulator of public hospitals) managed to supply protective equipment early.

Despite this, the pandemic has not passed without being noticed as of August 25, the country counts 376 deaths related to covid 19. The vast majority in people with advanced age or previous and aggravating health conditions. Averaging 2.13 deaths per day since the first case on March 6.

What do I need to travel to Costa Rica?

As mutual protection for both visitors and foreigners, the health authorities have drawn up the following list of requirements. One of the most important is to have life insurance that covers expenses in case you need a quarantine.

For people residing in the aforementioned states of the United States, four requirements apply to enter Costa Rica:

  1. Complete the epidemiological digital form called HEALTH PASS. https://salud.go.cr/
  2. Perform the PCR test and obtain a negative result; The test must be taken 48 hours before the flight to Costa Rica.
  3. Mandatory travel insurance that covers accommodation in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID illness. Said insurance can be international or purchased from Costa Rican insurers.
  4. Additionally, American passengers must demonstrate through their driver’s license that they live in one of the states that are being authorized.

And of course, visitors are asked to maintain and observe good health practices, such as social distancing, hand washing and the use of masks in public places.

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