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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:11/30/2022 The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers . Check the CDC website for additional information and  Frequently Asked Questions . Entry and Exit Requirements Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No The Costa Rica Tourism Board ... Read More»

Ambassador at Large Fick’s Travel to Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 2, 2023 From June 5 to 9, Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) Nathaniel C. Fick will travel to Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia for meetings with government and industry leaders, as well as members of civil society. Ambassador Fick will meet with counterparts to ... Read More»

Peace Corps Volunteers Will Teach English in Costa Rican Public Schools

Students from Puntarenas, Cartago, Alajuela, and San José will learn English thanks to the lessons that a group of 28 Peace Corps Volunteers will teach over the course of the next two years, in close coordination with the Ministry of Public Education. U.S. Ambassador Cynthia Telles highlighted the importance of the contributions made by the ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy, San Jose

Location: Countrywide  Event:  There have been reports of an increase in the number of Malaria cases in Costa Rica. Though these cases have been reported primarily in the Caribbean province of Limon, there is an increased risk anywhere in Costa Rican, especially in coastal or low-lying zones. Malaria is a  mosquito-borne disease caused by a ... Read More»

Ambassador to the United Nations Participated in the Second Summit for Democracy in Costa Rica

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Linda Thomas-Greenfield led the U.S. delegation that participated in the second Summit for Democracy organized by the United States. Costa Rica co-hosted the summit, together with the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Zambia. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield participated in activities held in San José, ... Read More»

Welcome to the Quarterly U.S. Citizen Newsletter

Stay up to date on key topics important to the U.S. citizen community in Costa Rica   Hurricane Season Begins June 1st:    As we approach the upcoming hurricane season, it is important to take necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being.  Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Impacts from wind and water can be ... Read More»