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

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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 and Colorado starting September 15. It is expected that the government will announce a broader re-opening over the coming weeks.

Dr. Carolina Cespedes, Lead Clinician said “Finally! We’re so excited to be able to welcome our patients back to Costa Rica for their treatments with us. 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone – it’s been frustrating for many of our patients who have had to delay their treatments but now we can see light at the end of the tunnel.” Dr. Carlos Sevilla, Lead Clinician said “We’ve spent the past few months staying closely in touch with our patients and helping develop treatment plans– this news means we can now move forward to help our patients to restore their smiles, confidence and well-being.”

Costa Rica’s requirements for entry for U.S. tourists – our team will help you navigate this to make the process as easy as possible

·       All people entering Costa Rica must complete the digital epidemiological form. This is known as the “Health Pass”. Click here for a link to the form:

·       Tourists must obtain a negative PCR-RT coronavirus test. The sample for this test must have been taken at most 48 hours before the flight to Costa Rica.

·       Tourists must purchase travel insurance that covers accommodation in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19. This policy can be international or purchased from Costa Rican insurers.

·       Tourists from the United States must demonstrate, via their driver’s license, that they live in one of the authorized states.

·       Tourists must have valid health insurance coverage. Two Costa Rican companies sell pre-approved travel insurance plans: The National Insurance Institute (INS) and Sagicor. Tourists opting for a foreign policy must demonstrate proof (in English or Spanish) that their policy:

o   Is valid throughout the planned visit to Costa Rica.

o   Covers medical expenses in cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, for at least $50,000 (fifty thousand United States dollars).

o   Includes a minimum coverage of $2,000 for expenses of extended lodging due to the pandemic.

At Star Dental we remain committed to patient safety during these uncertain times so please ca sure to ask our team about the protocols that we have in place to ensure we protect our patients through every step of the treatment process.Contact us today to discuss how we can help you overcome the dental problems you’re experiencing