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Costa Rica: Tourism

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL10761, tabled on 26 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current conditions for tourists in Costa Rica, in particular for eco tourists; and what plans they have to review their travel advice for that country.

Answered on

10 December 2020

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) currently advises against all but essential travel to Costa Rica. This decision is informed by the latest COVID-19 risk assessments from Public Health England (PHE) and the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC). This assessment is based on a number of key indicators, including virus incidence rates, trends in incidence and deaths, testing capacity, test positivity rates and other international epidemic intelligence. FCDO travel advice remains under constant review to ensure it reflects our latest assessment of risks to British nationals and has the key information and advice they need to plan travel. Our top priority is to protect the safety and well-being of the British public; we want to continue?opening up?to international travel but only when we can be sure that the risks to public health are manageable.