The coronavirus pandemic has impacted human activities significantly. Almost every country has imposed a complete or partial lockdown.
To practice social distancing, regional and international transportation was banned in almost every country in the world.
As a result of this lockdown, the tourism industry of the world faced a huge crisis. According to the United Nations World Tour Organization, due to coronavirus tourist arrivals might decrease by 78% and it is assumed to result in a loss of up to a trillion dollars.
The major cause of this is a ban on international flights and also the closure of tourist attractions. No country in the world has lifted the travel restrictions completely. But travel bans are being lifted step by step.
Costa Rica, being one of the countries, has decided to welcome tourists from the US, but the ban has been lifted for only six states from early September. These states are Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont.
According to the regulations, visitors must have a resident card and a driving license of the state they belong to.
Attested by Costa Rica Tourism Board, three airports have been selected to receive the visitors at present. The list of the states allowed to visit Costa Rica will be revised periodically.
The tourist should have a Traveler Medical Insurance and a report of the test that should be negative. As the test report expires after 72 hours, the expired test report will be useless.
The visitors who are not able to fulfill these requirements would not be permitted to enter the country. The six selected states are only allowed because of decreasing numbers in active cases. More States would be added later.
The Costa Rica Tourism Board has further said that all of these rules apply to passengers either traveling by road or by air.
Moreover, passengers traveling through the ships and boats will be allowed to enter the country if they haven’t sailed their boats in any unauthorized countries and if they have done so, they will be kept in isolation for 14 days.
Passengers who are traveling for more than 14 days will be allowed to enter the country. The terms and conditions apply to everybody.