Costa Rica Stops Tourism

Within the framework of the national emergency declared by the government due to the crisis of the covid19, the decision was taken to suspend from March 19 to April 12, 2020, the entry of foreigners to the country.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

In the case of flights, a decree instructs that from this Wednesday March 18 from 23:59 until 23:59 Sunday April 12, 2020 only Costa Ricans and residents may enter the country, explains a statement from the Ministry of Health.

See "Coronavirus: How Will It Affect Business?" and "Tourism and Travel: Consumer Interests and Preferences"

The official document adds that "... Applies by sea, air and land. Exempt from this provision are air transport, trade and supply crews.

In addition, Costa Ricans and residents who enter, will have to perform a mandatory preventive isolation for 14 days, instructed by health order that will be delivered by the immigration officers, who were legitimized as health authority.
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