Costa Rica is now allowing U.S. visitors — but only from these 12 places

(iStock/Washington Post illustration)By Shannon McMahonSeptember 1 In March, Costa Rica imposed strict land and air border closures, effectively shutting U.S. travelers out of the small Central American nation. Beginning in waves this September, however, residents of 11 states and D.C. will be allowed to visit Costa Rica once again, with a negative coronavirus test result in hand. Beginning […]

Costa Rica re-opens it borders with New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Colorado

Star Dental is delighted to announce that the Costa Rican government has confirmed that it will re-open its borders to tourists from the US as of September 1st. The re-opening will be phased and begins with welcoming residents from New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Connecticut starting September 1st and Pennsylvania, Massachusetts […]

This Latin American country is keeping COVID-19 firmly under control. How?

Costa Rica, where Latin America’s first COVID-19 case was reported, is one of the most successful nations in the fight against the coronavirus. Its infection and death rates are lower than that of New Zealand. Experts say its success was down to a swift response. Now lockdown measures are being gradually lifted. But the country’s […]

3.1 million tourists visited Costa Rica last year. Here’s where they came from

Costa Rica received 3.1 million foreign visitors last year, 4.1% more than in 2018, according to figures released by the government earlier this month. Of the 3,139,008 international visitors to Costa Rica in 2019, more than half (1,666,571) came from North America. Of those, the vast majority, (more than 1.3 million) originated in the United States – […]