Coronavirus in Costa Rica is seriously affecting tourism and the country’s economy. The southern Caribbean area of Costa Rica is paralyzed. Most hotels and restaurants are closed due to the pandemic.
Access to the beaches has been closed during the month of April, and continues in early May 2020. The Cahuita National Park is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Costa Rica
Fortunately, Costa Rica ranks as one of the countries least affected by the virus compared to its Latin American neighbors. The country is taking measures to make health a priority in the area.
Costa Rica Coronavirus Travel
How is it affecting coronavirus travel? In April and May 2020 the country has closed its borders to tourism. Accesses to the beach have been closed. Most hotels and restaurants are closed.
Hotels are changing their reservation policies, allowing reservations without a payment. Being able to cancel your reservation at any time without penalty.
Costa Rica & COVID-19
This situation of the COVID-19 has been something that nobody could expect. The measures taken by the country to prevent the pandemic allow for “COVID FREE” places, which will allow a rapid entry of tourism when the borders are opened.
Costa Rica Coronavirus Cases
The number of cases reported in Costa Rica by coronavirus at the beginning of May 2020 is 733, with only 6 being the number of deaths. This is a very low number compared to other countries in the area.
These figures can be very good for tourists who want to come to a place that is as virus free as possible.
The Talamanca area (Puerto Viejo, Cahuita, Cocles, Punta Uva and Manzanillo) have not reported any coronavirus cases at the moment (as of May 1, 2020). Also it remains one of the least affected places on the planet.
Costa Rica Travel Ban
The borders of Costa Rica have been closed during the month of April 2020, and continue in the month of May. The Costa Rican Ministry of Health has a lot of information that can be useful for your trip to Costa Rica once the ban ends.
Costa Rica Travel Restrictions
During the month of April, the government decided to close access to Costa Rica’s National Parks, beaches, and public places. The restrictions will be removed as allowed by the health ministry.
Many of the hotels are closed and also many local businesses.
Travel Ban for US Citizens?
At the moment (May 1, 2020) the entrance to Costa Rica is closed for all countries. We hope that the border will reopen soon and that all US Citizens will be able to travel to our country again.