As of February 11th, not a single person has been diagnosed with this virus in Costa Rica, visitors or inhabitants.
Although any country is immune to the virus, it is important to describe the Costa Rica health system. The UN (United Nations) has ranked Costa Rica’s public health system within the top 20 worldwide and the number 1 in Latin America.
Costa Rica offers to visitors one of the highest health systems. Statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) frequently place Costa Rica in the top country rankings in the world for long life expectancy. WHO's 2000 survey ranked Costa Rica as having the 36th best health care system, placing it one spot above the United States at the time.
The public and private facilities and services are always being upgraded, for example the country has three JCI certified medical centers in the nation’s capital, San José. This is the highest global designation awarded in the healthcare industry.
At Costa Rica Expeditions, we understand that any kind of information about outbreaks through mass media anywhere in the world may cause travelers to be concerned, but our understanding is that there are not alerts either in USA or in Costa Rica.
Please read the official protocol established by the Costa Rica Government in order to prevent and treat this outbreak:
For all our guests wanting to travel to Costa Rica, at any given time, as a norm we recommend getting trip insurance. Here are some of the coverage’s:
There are two Travel Insurance companies we recommend that are based in the USA, but you are free to use any company of your preference.
In the case that you are travelling, and you get sick, we will be happy to fully refund your trip, except those services that would charge us a penalty, for those penalties, we will also do our best in order to get you the lowest penalty. Most important, we will be happy to help you to reschedule your vacation and provide you the best recommendations.
Please don’t hesitate to let us know should you have any other concern or question.