Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica

March 6, 2020

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide.  On March 6, 2020, the Costa Rican Ministry of Health identified one case of COVID-19 in an American Citizen in San Jose, Costa Rica.  On March 6, the Ministry of Health released an updated notice regarding the potential for COVID-19 in Costa Rica.  The language of the Notice is available on its website.

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy San Jose


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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