US improves travel alert to Costa Rica, restoring it to pre-pandemic category
Last November it placed the country in category 3 out of 4 and this week announced the restoration of category 2
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of State of the United States of America improved for the second time, in just over a month, the travel recommendation to Costa Rica, placing it now at level 2 of 4. The country was in this category before the start of the pandemic.
In the case of the CDC, the change means going from "a high level" to a "moderate level" of Covid-19. For the Department of State, alert level 2 - calls to "exercise more caution in Costa Rica."
These improvements in the alert level are excellent signals for the North American market, the spearhead of the economic recovery of the tourism sector and of social progress in the communities that benefit from it.
“We interpret it as a recognition of the Government's efforts to advance with the vaccination of the population by offering first-line serums; with the beginning last December of the application of a third booster dose; with biosafety protocols; and with the management of the pandemic in general, "said Gustavo Alvarado Chaves, Rector Minister of Tourism.
"We thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the intense diplomatic efforts carried out in order to achieve this deserved improvement of great importance for the country and particularly for our sector," added Minister Alvarado.
The hierarch made a call to be vigilant of the well-known protocols, and also that those who have not been vaccinated do so in order to avoid severe disease. This is of great importance because these types of alerts go up or down according to the evolution of the pandemic, as pointed out by the US government entities themselves.
The United States is the main historical source market for tourists to Costa Rica. During the first 11 months of 2021, 732,343 Americans entered the country. The month of December is still being processed.