Costa Rica is a very health conscious country with one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Thus you can expect great care when a pandemic comes.
I just checked the WHO Website and it showed only 23 cases in Costa Rica as of Friday but see article below for now 26 cases on Saturday, but we have had no deaths. I am still planning my in-country trip 30 March through 4 April to the Talamanca Mountains south of here at San Gerardo de Dota. The fresh mountain air should be healthy as long as no Chinese or Italians are visiting when I do – 🙂 – Just kidding you Chinese & Italians! 🙂 I expect there will not be big crowds from anywhere there and I keep a good “social distance” usually anyway, so think I will be fine as long as none of the hotel staff are infected. People here have already quit shaking hand and cheek kissing for greetings with the elbow bump looking kind of funny to me, but a fun and healthy substitute!
Tico Times English Articles on Coronavirus
March 13, 2020 – Costa Rica up to 26 confirmed coronavirus cases: Updates from Friday
March 13, 2020 – Letter from the Editor: Visiting Costa Rica during the coronavirus pandemic
March 13, 2020 – Central America agrees to regional plan vs. coronavirus; Costa Rican film festival suspended
March 12, 2020 – Costa Rica announces new measures to slow spread of coronavirus
- This includes cancellation of the big film festival, all public ball games & concerts
- Public facilities (including churches) are limited to 50% capacity attendance
- Individuals are requested to give “personal space” of 6 feet or 1.8 meters
- Government officials are limited in their travel and businesses here are encouraged to do the same
- Plus more! 🙂
WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public