Costa Rica: Safe, Secure, and Ready for Canadians
By: Jim Byers
Costa Rica is ready and waiting for Canadian visitors.
Costa Rica Tourism officials took part in a virtual chat with members of the media on Wednesday, highlighting not just the country’s natural beauty but their commitment to health and safety.
Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura Sancho said Costa Rica has more than 1,000 community clinics and has a first-rate health care system. He also said Costa Rica has the lowest death rate from COVID-19 in all of Latin America, with a fatality rate of 1.2%.
Costa Rica closed its borders to visitors on March 18 but has gradually been opening with strict health protocols, including temperature checks upon arrival. Visitors must fill out a health form and have travel insurance, but COVID-19 tests aren’t currently required and there are no quarantine rules in place.
Costa Rica began accepting travellers from around the world on November 1 and greeted 36,000 visitors last month, Sancho said.
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