Costa Rica reopens its borders for tourists

Costa Rica reopens border

From August 1, 2020 citizens coming with visitor visa from Schengen Zone, EU, and those from the US and Canada can enter Costa Rica. The country is expecting to receive just under 5 commercial flights per week in the beginning. This will be less than 1% of the country’s flight volume before COVID-19.

Upon entry to Costa Rica, the tourists must complete the following measures:

  • They must finish and present an epidemiological survey.
  • They must produce a negative Coronavirus test result.
  • They must take travel insurance. It must cover medical care or an unexpected extended stay at a hotel.
  • They must wear a face shield or mask in almost all places.

As per Casa Presidencial, the initial inbound flights will arrive from Madrid and Frankfurt. It will bring offerings from Canada and the UK in the coming months.

Costa Rica is doing its best to balance the tasks of establishing its tourism protocols with precaution and care and giving the needed support to the sector. This was stated by Costa Rica’s President, Carlos Alvarado.

In 2019 3.1 million tourists arrived in Costa Rica. This was 4.1% more than the number in 2018.

Of those who came on a tourist visa, close to 235,000 came from Canada, while over 500,000 came from Europe.

It was in mid-March that Costa Rica went ahead and closed its borders to stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The country has still not allowed commercial flights from the US as there has been an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in North American Nations.

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