• The country still has no proven virus circulation
  • The Costa Rica Ministry of Health and Tourism Board have asked all executives from the national tourism sector to strengthen their cleaning efforts and the elimination of possible breeding sites.

The Zika virus should not hinder local and international travelers decision to visit the many Costa Rican tourist attractions.

In an official statement issued on Feb. 1 by the World Health Organization (WHO), supported by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), it was stated that no travel restrictions should be imposed on areas affected by the Zika virus. Moreover, there is no scientific evidence of the presence of the virus in Costa Rica.

“The peak tourist season coincides with the dry season in Costa Rica, which decreases the chances of having mosquitos in the country during this period.

Source: Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT), 2016