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»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy, San Jose

Location: Countrywide  Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of  monkeypox  is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here  to view the WHO’s determination). Actions to Take:​ Travelers should AVOID : Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions. ... Read More»

Event: Travel Advisory – Costa Rica Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica (January 19, 2022) Reconsider travel to Costa Rica due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to crime.    Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 3 Travel Health Notice  for Costa Rica due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. ... Read More»

Alert:New CDC Requirements for Entry to the United States Beginning November 8, 2021

Subject: Alert:New CDC Requirements for Entry to the United States Beginning November 8, 2021 Travel Alert: U.S. Embassy San Jose (26 October 2021) Location: Costa Rica — Level 4 Do Not Travel Event: New CDC requirements beginning November 8, 2021, that all airline passengers traveling to the United States must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in addition to ... Read More»
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