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Covid-19 Information from the US Embassy

Costa Rica
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Here is the latest update from the US Embassy in Costa Rica.

Country-Specific Information:


Costa Rica has thirteen confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Entry and Exit Requirements:


New restrictions on entry and exit have not been implemented as a result of the worldwide outbreak.
Management of both airports that receive international flights (San Jose and Liberia) have protocols in place in order to deal with suspected COVID-19 cases.
Puerto Caldera, the main commercial port on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, has also established protocol for suspected COVID-19 cases.

Quarantine Information:


The Ministry of Health has established definitions of risk for COVID-19 infection and guidance for the prevention of the spread of the virus that reflect World Health Organization guidelines. MOH publications update and inform all public and private healthcare entities. Currently, no quarantine requirements exist.

Local Resources:


The Ministry of Health’s Spanish social media website https://www.facebook.com/msaludcr/
The Ministry of Health (MOH) emphasized that it remains the official source for any news regarding COVID-19 in Costa Rica and has continued its campaign against fake news related to COVID-19. https://www.ministeriodesalud.go.cr/index.php/centro-de-prensa/noticias/741-noticias-2020/1532-lineamientos-nacionales-para-la-vigilancia-de-la-infeccion-por-coronavirus-2019-ncov