Coronaviruses (CoV) are an expansive family of infections that cause ailments extending from the common cold to more serious maladies. On 7 January 2020 health authorities detected a novel coronavirus (nCoV) strain, incidentally named “2019-nCoV”, later “COVID-19 virus”. With the advance of COVID-19 cases that rise by the day, the situation this dreadful virus has caused around the world is extremely appalling. The World Health Organization (WHO), which officially declared the outbreak a pandemic, called on “all countries to continue efforts that have been effective in limiting the number of cases and slowing the spread of the virus.”
More than a third of the planet’s populace was beneath a frame of restrictionwas s which then followed with a vaccination process that as for now has been above the 50% worldwide. The hard work between the population and the health institutes has helped slow down the spread.
An intensive fight
Vaccines were developed and they had been spread worldwide in order to slow down the pandemic; however, backward countries would not have this privilege making their situation worse and eventually bringing about numerous waves of contagious. As for now, several countries have completed their first round of vaccinations this allowed some countries to ease their restrictions and allow more “freedom”.
Costa Rica is a country situated in Central America. It shares a border with Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around 5 million. According to Worldometer, the current statistics show that almost 82% of the population has been vaccinated with at least the first dose. Costa Rica is one of the most advanced countries in Latin and Center America in the vaccination process.
Currently (as of August 15) no cases have been reported since mid-July reaching an all-time flat in August.
The response to alerts
The government has used contact tracing whenever possible for infected individuals and requires a 14-day quarantine for those with potential exposure.
Businesses can operate at full capacity and face covering is no longer mandatory in closed spaces. Face masks are still mandatory in sanitary areas, and public transport. Government buildings may require face covering if it’s needed. Residents from all countries and all U.S. states can enter Costa Rica by land, and air. There has been no travel ban since November 2020.
To enter, visitors must buy special travel insurance and fill out an online health form. A COVID test is not required anymore to enter Costa Rica. The U.S. no longer requires a negative test to enter the country anymore this has helped a lot since the hassle of looking for a covid center at the end of your trip is no more.
Are Costa Rica Borders Open?
Yes! Costa Rica’s land borders reopened to visitors on Monday, April 5. Tourists who did not require an entry visa were able to enter the country via land border posts. This includes citizens of the United States, Canada, and others of the 1 and 2 groups of the general guidelines for entry for non-residents. As part of this gradual opening of land borders, the sanitary order to comply with quarantine is eliminated.