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Costa Rica Will Reopen August 1, But Not For American Travelers
Another week, another announcement that U.S. travelers are not welcomed into reopened borders. The latest nation to join the growing list is Costa Rica.
Tourism officials announced that the country will reopen 2 out of 4 of its international airports beginning August 1. Travelers from the EU, UK, and Canada will be the first to enter the borders since its closure in March.
Those that travel to Costa Rica will need to present a negative COVID test as well as proof of travel insurance to cover any quarantine or medical expenses.
“In the event that a tourist does not meet these requirements, they will not be able to embark on national soil,’ tourism minister Gustavo Segura said during a press conference. ‘It is necessary to give this signal to reopen commercial flights for the reactivation of the tourism sector.”
The Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Ecuador are the only Latin American nations currently allowing American passport holders in. There is no word on how long Americans will have to wait until they can enter Costa Rica again.