Costa Rica Covid situation update and travel info
We are open! 2020 has been a crazy year, but we're happy to announce that we are open and ready to receive our new students! You can find below more details about how things are working out and we will keep this page updated with new info.
Is it possible to travel to Costa Rica?
You can check out all the official information from the Costa Rican Tourism Board here.
How is the covid situation in Costa Rica?
As everywhere, the pandemic has had its ups and down here.
On the positive side, Costa Rica has one of the lowest death rates worldwide. This is mainly due to the extensive public health program we had (historically but also right now there is a lot of investing). Getting covid tests is easy and you can do this through the public and private sector.
Also, all business and institutions (including restaurants, supermarkets, national parks, tourist attractions, etc.) have to implement protocols to be allowed to work. Beacuse of this, it is relatively safe to go around and enjoy Costa Rica in general.
On the negative side, we still have many cases but as of October 2020, numbers seem to be coming down on average. These are worse in some areas than others and the government is keeping a close eye on which places need to take extra measures. But most cases are also in some very populated areas which are far from touristic interest.
Nevertheless you still have to take care! Beaches are now open throughout the day and bars are allowed to open too with capacity restrictions. We do have some restrictions on driving at night but for tourist life there is not a huge impact from these.
And beacause we like to be optimistic: curiously, horses from Coronado (very close to one of our campuses!) might even cure you if you get covid in the future. Get the full news about Clodomiro Picado Institute research here.
What is happening at the school?
If you are not ready to travel to Costa Rica yet...
We know it's not easy during this time to decide to travel. We are happy to have you when you are ready! In the meantime, you can check out our Spanish online lessons!