Mexican Tourists will be able to enter Costa Rica

As of October 1st, citizens and residents of Mexico may enter Costa Rican territory by air, under the condition that they comply with the sanitary requirements imposed by the authorities to contain the outbreak of covid-19.

Friday, September 25, 2020

As part of the process of reactivating air connectivity, Jamaican tourists will also be able to enter and the authorization for California residents will be reconfirmed. In addition, Ohio was added to the list of states in the United States of America authorized to visit the country as of October.

See "Tourism and Travel: Consumer Interests and Preferences"

Gustavo Segura, Minister of Tourism, explained that "... the disposition is due to the opening in international tourism, gradual, sustained and with controlled risk that we have been managing to reactivate the country's economy and to energize the tourism sector."

The statement explains that Mexico is a close market, with excellent connectivity, which generates more than 97 thousand visitors per year, making it the third largest market for the generation of tourists to Costa Rica. As for Jamaica, in 2019, 1,180 tourists from this country visited us.

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The document outlines that "... as of today, 21 U.S. states are gradually being enabled, which currently have a similar epidemiological condition or lower levels of contagion to those of Costa Rica:

  • From September 1st: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont and Virginia.
  • From September 15: Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington and Wyoming.
  • From October 1st: California and Ohio."

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More American Tourists Arriving in Costa Rica

December 2020

Between October and November, the number of visitors from the US quadrupled, from 6,000 to 24,000, a rise reported in the context of the economic reopening and the reactivation of commercial flights.

The 24,606 Americans who arrived in the country during November, represent a little more than a quarter of the visits from the US registered in the same month of 2019, informed the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT).

Costa Rica is Still Recovering Air Connectivity

November 2020

Avianca, Jetblue, Air Canada, Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Volares, KLM, British Airways, Sun Country and West Jet, are the airlines that in November and December resume their flights to and from the country.

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, Costa Rican authorities decided to close their borders, but after a strict quarantine, air transport in the country began to be reactivated.

Costa Rica Keeps Recovering its Air Connectivity

September 2020

Starting October 17th, JetBlue will gradually restart operations with the flight between San Jose and Fort Lauderdale in Florida, and from October 25th it will start operating the route between the Costa Rican capital and New York.

From October 28th the airline plans to reactivate the flight between Orlando and San Jose.

Costa Rica to Allow More Tourists

August 2020

As of September 1, the authorities will allow the entry of U.S. residents from the states of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and as of September 15, tourists from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Colorado will also be able to arrive.

A few days ago, it was reported that by September 1st, commercial flights between the US and Costa Rica, which were suspended for more than five months due to the outbreak of covid-19, will gradually reopen.

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