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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