Costa Rica announced Thursday that it will require negative covid-19 tests for travelers coming from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, which are suffering from a coronavirus outbreak.
The Costa Rican Ministry of Health indicated through a press release that it will be necessary to present a negative PCR (swab) or antigen test performed within 72 hours prior to entering the country.
The measure will be in force as from January 9 for any foreigner from those places or who has visited them in the last 14 days.
Negative covid tests will be required both at airports and land border crossings. A vaccination certificate with a complete vaccination schedule will also be required for all persons over 12 years of age.
Costa Ricans returning from China, Taiwan, Macao or Hong Kong are also recommended to make a preventive isolation of seven days once they enter the country.
With this measure, Costa Rica joins other countries that decided to re-apply restrictions to travelers coming from that part of the world, such as the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, India or Morocco, among others.