Journey alert: U.S. Embassy San Jose (August 5, 2020)
Costa Rica has confirmed 20,417 circumstances of the Corona virus as of August 5, 2020. The Ministry of Well being has introduced gradual measures to reopen Costa Rica to air transport. Vacationers from designated nations can now enter Costa Rica on industrial flights from Madrid, Spain and Frankfurt, Germany. In accordance with the Ministry of Well being, the listing of designated nations and flight departure factors will regularly increase over the approaching months. All passengers wishing to enter Costa Rica on a flight from a chosen level of departure might want to current the outcomes of a adverse take a look at for COVID-19 taken inside the previous 48 hours and buy insurance coverage that covers lodging in quarantine and hospitalization in case of acute sickness. Passengers can even be required to finish digital epidemiological varieties which will probably be out there in a number of languages. Right now, there is no such thing as a introduced date for which industrial flights from america will probably be allowed to enter Costa Rica. You will discover extra particular data concerning this gradual reopening by visiting the web site of america Embassy in San Jose at this hyperlink.
The Nationwide Emergency Fee (CNE) introduced Costa Rica's COVID-19 schedule in August. From August 1 to August 9 and August 22 to August 30, the so-called 'opening phases', most institutions with well being authorization are allowed to function nationwide . From August 10 to 21, “closure section”, there will probably be a complete closure of business institutions within the cantons below Orange Alert. Within the cantons below yellow alert, these institutions can proceed to function usually throughout this era. Visitors restrictions can even proceed in areas topic to orange and yellow alerts, however will range based mostly on license plate quantity, geographic location, and 'section'. From August 1 to August 9 and from August 22 to August 30, in areas below orange alert, driving will probably be permitted from 5 a.m. to five p.m. with each day restrictions based mostly on license plate numbers. From August 10 to August 21, the "closed section", autos can even run from 5 am to five pm, however solely sooner or later per week and one weekend day relying on the license plate quantity. In areas below yellow alert, throughout your complete month of August, driving is permitted from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends with each day automobile restrictions based mostly on the license plate quantity. 39; registration. As well as, as of August 1, the variety of zones below orange alert will lower, however a lot of the normal metropolis will stay below orange alert. For an in depth abstract of those restrictions in English, please go to this hyperlink. On August four, Costa Rica revised the listing of zones below Orange Alert. Please go to this hyperlink to see the latest data.
The Ministry of Well being has introduced that seashores in areas topic to a yellow alert are actually allowed to stay open from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All outside vacationer actions (with well being precautions) are additionally licensed in these areas. The next actions and companies nonetheless can not function in August: concert events, public exhibits, gala’s (besides farmers markets), sporting occasions, exhibitions, convention facilities, skateparks and kids's video games, amusement parks, bars, night time golf equipment, casinos.
The Costa Rican Directorate of Migration has introduced that vacationers who entered the nation after December 17, 2019 have been granted an extension of their keep till November 18, 2020. The grace interval for drivers who’re discovered within the nation as vacationers has additionally been prolonged till November 18, 2020. Vacationers will need to have their passport and overseas driver's license when driving. All industrial staff who work together with the general public are actually required to put on masks or face shields, and face shields are obligatory for everybody indoors apart from consuming, alone or in personal properties. For extra data on this requirement, please observe this hyperlink.
The USA Embassy has partnered with United Airways to supply extra industrial repatriation flights throughout the month of August. United Airways will function three industrial repatriation flights every week from Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in Houston, Texas (IAH). These flights will run from Monday, Thursday and Friday till August 31. United Airways is not going to function flights from Daniel Oduber Quiros Airport in Liberia in August. Please go to www.United.com for extra particulars on costs and flight instances.
Spirit Airways gives industrial repatriation flights on Friday August 7 and Friday August 14. The flight will depart from SJO Airport in San José, Costa Rica and arrive at FLL Airport in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Go to www.spirit.com for flight instances and ticket costs.
These flights are open to public reservation however locations are restricted. The U.S. Embassy is unable to help along with your journey preparations from Houston and Fort. Lauderdale. Insurance policies concerning baggage allowances and seating preparations will probably be managed by United Airways and Spirit Airways. Please go to www.united.com and www.spirit.com for extra data concerning availability and connections. The price of these flights will probably be based mostly on the passenger's closing locations. These costs are set by United Airways.
Passengers touring with pets and repair or emotional help animals ought to seek the advice of with United Airways and Spirit Airways concerning extra costs and seat availability. United Airways doesn’t enable pets to journey as cargo. Acceptable documentation and veterinary certificates will probably be required. Please go to airline web sites for extra data. For extra data on the entry necessities for pets into america, please click on on this hyperlink.
IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS ON ALL OUTBOUND REPATRIATION FLIGHTS:
Spirit and United Airways at present require all passengers to put on a face masks throughout the check-in course of and throughout the flight. Well being laws for boarding United and Spirit flights will probably be managed in accordance with tips from the Costa Rican Ministry of Well being. Proper now, this contains medical employees monitoring passenger traces for individuals with signs of COVID 19 and asking passengers with signs to self-identify. Well being laws relevant to arrival at IAH Houston Airport are administered by the airport and the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) below the course of the CDC and state well being officers. Presently, there aren’t any particular measures in place at IAH or FLL. Verify the airport and CBP web sites for updates at https://www.fly2houston.com/iah/overview/, https://www.broward.org/Airport/Pages/default. aspx, ethttps: // www. cbp.gov/newsroom/coronavirus.
All passengers will probably be topic to Costa Rican immigration and customs legal guidelines and airline insurance policies. The USA Embassy is unable to intervene if individuals are arrested for violating or failing to observe airline laws. US residents will need to have a sound passport to enter america. Should you shouldn’t have a sound US passport, please e mail ACSsanjose@state.gov instantly to request an emergency passport. Passengers who’re overseas nationals will need to have an official journey doc from their nation of nationality and permission to strategy a degree of entry into america, corresponding to a everlasting resident card authorized, U.S. visa, or Digital Journey Authorization System (ESTA) pre-approval. For extra data on coming into america, observe this hyperlink: https: //www.cbp.gov/journey.
For extra data on the Emergency Visa Appointment Request, name 4000-1976 or go to: www.ustraveldocs.com/cr/cr-niv-expeditedappointment.asp. Observe that overseas nationals in search of visas should qualify for a nonimmigrant visa below relevant legal guidelines, and that in response to the US Presidential Proclamation, most overseas nationals who’ve stayed in areas of incidence COVID-19 within the final 14 days have to be denied boarding to america. See full particulars at www.ustraveldocs.com/cr.
The USA Embassy will proceed to observe visitors and journey restrictions related to COVID-19 prevention measures. Please be sure to are registered for the Protected Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://journey.state.gov/content material/journey.html to obtain the most recent updates. You may also discover up to date data on america Embassy web site at: //cr.usembassy.gov/.
You’ll be able to ship any extra questions you will have to ACSSANJOSE@state.gov. We’ll reply to your e mail as rapidly as potential.