Costa Rica is a rugged, rain forested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes and immense biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, rich with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.
** A vaccination certificate is required for entry for travellers over 9 months of age coming from countries with risk of YF except from :Argentina, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Panama, Paraguay, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Suriname, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uganda.
Malaria – Negligible malaria present, insect precautions are recommended
Traveller’s Diarrhoea – Moderate risk exists in deluxe accommodations; high risk exists elsewhere. Food and beverage precautions are essential to reduce the likelihood of illness
A Gastro Kit can be purchased from Travel Vaccination Health care which includes prescription and non-prescription medications for presumptive self treatment if diarrhoea occurs.
*This information is to be used as a guide only. Medical advice is recommended to individuals depending on their medical history, previous vaccination history and the itinerary.