Costa Rica is joining the list of Caribbean nations welcoming overseas tourists without Covid-19 restrictions regardless of their vaccination status.
Entry to Costa Rica is in fact, easy. No proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is required of visitors. Only unvaccinated passengers have to overcome a couple of obstacles.
But, from April 1 onwards, unvaccinated tourists will no longer be required to show proof of medical insurance that covers Covid-19-related expenses in order to enter the country.
Additionally, vaccinated travelers will not need to fill out the country’s Health Pass form.
All indoor venues such as bars, restaurants and nightclubs must require patrons to show vaccination QR codes until March 31, in order to operate at full capacity.
Business people who want to get rid of the vaccination QR code can do so, but they will only be able to operate their businesses at half capacity.
The QR restriction will be removed on April 1 as well.
More good news. The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation will no longer be enforcing Covid-19 driving restrictions.
Due to these restrictions, the majority of vehicles across the country were unable to travel from late at night until early the next morning.
According to Minister of Health Daniel Salas, the relaxation of these restrictions does not suggest the pandemic in Costa Rica is over. Instead, he urged all citizens to continue taking personal precautions to safeguard their own and others’ safety.
In the same line, other officials still advise all passengers to get travel insurance to cover Covid-19 expenses and accommodation in case they contract the virus while in the country.
On March 8, the Ministry of Health reported 1458 new cases, 15 deaths, and 815 people in hospitals, a significant decrease from prior months.