(San Jose, October 2nd). Costa Rican authorities announced the lifting of inbound travel restrictions on American Citizens regardless of their state of residence. This is a major departure from the policy to allow entry only to travelers from Green States, will commence on November 1. Other requirements to enter Costa Rica as a tourist include a negative PCR coronavirus test and a mandatory travel medical insurance that can be purchased only from AUTHORIZED LOCAL INSURERS.
“This will allow us to reactivate tourism so that the hospitality economy can get to work, at least, above the equilibrium point during the high season which runs from November 2020 to May 2021”, said Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura.
As of October 15, Florida, Georgia and Texas will also be added to Costa Rica’s list of authorized states for U.S. tourism. That means residents of those states can visit Costa Rica in mid-October.
According to Segura, the past two months have shown international tourism can help reactivate the economy while remaining a relatively low coronavirus risk. Since Costa Rica reopened its airports to select locations in August, no COVID-19 cases have been associated with foreign tourists.
Source: The Tico Times