IATA Urges Costa Rica to Review Entry Requirements For Tourists

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Since opening its borders for tourists, Costa Rica has been criticized for its requirement for tourists to purchase an obligatory travel insurance policy from the quasi-state-owned insurance company INS (Instituto Nacional de Seguros). The extremely high prices of the policies have led some travelers to cancel their plans to visit the Central American nation. Although the government declared that this entry requirement, in particular, was being reconsidered, it is still in place. Now, the International Air Transport Association has requested Costa Rica to find a solution to this situation as it makes “the country less attractive as a tourist destination.”

Local sources have commented that the policy will not be enforced until competing policies were in place. The current price is roughly $20 USD per day, per tourist, for only $20,000 USD in total coverage. Sagicor Costa Rica recently applied to local regulatory authority, SUGESE, for a competing policy. For more information, please email us at: info@mdamericas.com

Source: THE TICO TIMES

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