Costa Rica Now Open & Requiring Travelers Insurance

Costa Rica has opened it’s borders to US travelers, with a caveat.  You must carry mandatory health insurance to cover medical expenses related to possible treatment for the COVID-19 virus.

At the same time, you can get tested at more and more airports from the US.

Covid-19 testing facilities are currently available at such airports as Newark International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey and at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. The facilities offer PCR nasal swab tests, as well as rapid molecular tests that can produce results within 15 minutes; and antibody tests.

At JFK, it is recommended to make a reservation online for a test in advance, but walk-ins are also available. Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is expected to open this month while San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has partnered with Dignity Health–GoHealth Urgent Care to provide testing both on-site and at nearby locations.

We’ll keep you informed of more airports adding testing in the near future.

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