The United States has, once again, recommended that its citizens do not visit Costa Rica because of covid-19. Since October, Costa Rica was at a level 3 warning, “reconsider travel due to covid-19,” but now it is at level 4, “Do not travel.”
Level 4 is the maximum warning category. The reason behind the State Department and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) moving Costa Rica to a level 4 is the recent increase in covid-19 cases.
For four consecutive days, there have been over 1,000 cases every 24 hours. On Wednesday, there were 1,069, on Thursday, 1,121, on Friday, 1,044, and on Saturday, 1,060. While there was a slight drop to 664 and 536 on Sunday and Monday, respectively, on Tuesday the number was up again to 1,130. Last week was the week with the highest number of cases in the last three months. There were 6,186 new infections.
The CDC stated that even fully vaccinated individuals could contract and spread variants of the coronavirus in Costa Rica.
80% of all countries are currently at level 4.