Costa Rica is one of the countries that should be on your top travel list during COVID 19 for specific reasons that makes it a very privilege and special place and with some extra precautions; a very safe destination too:
1. A MODEL BASED IN ECOTOURISM AND SUSTAINABILITY :
Since Costa Rica tourism model is based in Ecotourism, a 90% of it’ s attractions, tours and activities are practiced outdoors, in the middle of nature and surrounded by wildlife. In this way, you will be avoiding all the risks that nowadays you can have in closed or indoor places. Decades ago, the public and private sector have been working in a perfect alliance, promoting policies and environmental certifications, fostering business owners and tourists; in order to spread this important philosophy.
2. COSTA RICA IS NOT A MASSIVE DESTINATION
Due it’ s sustainable tourism model, Costa Rica doesn’t have any plans to be a massive destination in order to be coherent and keep preserving it’ s wildlife, natural resources and cultural heritage. Here is possible to find and enjoy totally isolated beaches, waterfalls and nature reserves. This is one of the reasons that makes Costa Rica nowadays a very safe country to travel during COVID-19, you will never be in crowded places.
3. 85% OF THE HOSPITALTY SERVICES IN COSTA RICA ARE BOUTIQUE HOTELS AND ECO LODGES
Costa Rica has a plenty offer of International chain’s- style hotels as Four Seasons, Marriott, Westin and Hilton among others, but it’s offer is totally focused in boutique hotels and eco lodges with less than 30 rooms; which means that you can always expect a very personalize service and of course that your hotel, pool or beach will never put your family in danger with lots of crowds.
4. HIGH STANDARDS SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Sixteen tourism protocols have been officially established in the country, in order to guarantee the national and international visitors a COVID free experience. Hotels, tour operators, transportation services, adventure parks, restaurants and of course; the international airports are just some examples of the stakeholders that are very committed, putting the health and the security as a priority.
5. THE PRIORITIES IN THE COUNTRY ARE EDUCATION, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Since 1948 Costa Rica abolished the army, dedicating it’ s economical resources in the establishment of a free and mandatory educational system, social security and the protection of it’ s natural resources. As a result of this, the Costa Rican society is nowadays well educated and very engaged with this same philosophy of preservation, wellness and security.
Currently there are four specific requirements to enter to Costa Rica:
1. Travel insurance
Obtain a travel insurance that covers $2000 for lodging expenses in case of quarantine and a coverage of at least $50,000 for medical expenses due to COVID-19 illness. This insurance can be international or purchased from Costa Rican insurers and must be issued in English or Spanish, verifying effectiveness of the policy during the visit to Costa Rica.
2. Complete the digital epidemiological form called HEALTH PASS:
The form can only be filled out within 48 hours of your flight, not sooner: https://salud.go.cr
After a gradual and responsible opening since august 01st, Costa Rica recently announced the reopened of its airports and borders to all international travelers beginning on November 1st 2020.
You can explore the wilds of Costa Rica with the following in mind:
Costa Rica is one of the countries that should be on your top travel list during COVID 19 for specific reasons that makes it a very privilege and special place and with some extra precautions; a very safe destination too