We are back! The Pandemic in Costa Rica continues.

Here is the latest info from the embassy.

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy San Jose (29 May 2020)

Location: Costa Rica

Event:  Costa Rica has now confirmed 1022 cases of COVID-19 in the country. On May 29, the Costa Rican government announced that the country remains on track to continue its reopening plans with several restrictions being lifted June 1.  More businesses are allowed to operate, especially on the weekends.  Daily and nightly vehicle restrictions based upon license plate numbers remain in place.  The new guidelines apply to the entire country and cover the period June 1 to June 19.  However, the border closure has been extended until June 30.  A link to an English language summary of this announcement can be found by following this link.  Tourists who entered Costa Rica after December 17 have also been granted an extension of stay until August 18.

   Actions to Take:

·        Follow instructions of Costa Rican authorities. Not doing so could result in arrest and potential fines.

·        Visit the Costa Rican Ministry of Health’s Facebook Page for updated information.

·        Visit our Embassy COVID page for information on conditions in Costa Rica.

·        Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.

·        Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.

·        Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.

·        Work with your airline, travel provider, or hotel/lodging directly regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

·        Call Costa Rican emergency number 911 or COVID hotline 1322 right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.

 Assistance:

 U.S. Embassy San Jose

 +506-2519-2000

 ACSSANJOSE@state.gov

https://cr.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Costa Rica Country Specific Information

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