Costa Rica Treatment Center strives to offer our clients a haven for recovery and well-being. With this in mind, we have taken significant steps to continue serving our current clients, their families and communities affected by addiction while simultaneously responding to the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are committed to helping Costa Rican public health leaders contain this pandemic while not slowing down our daily efforts in order to meet the urgent needs of those affected by the addiction and mental health crisis.
Rest assured, we are currently monitoring, planning, and having ongoing discussions and making important decisions as the pandemic ensues—our efforts are being led by our clinical team including the Executive Director, Clinical Director and Medical Director.
If you are already in Costa Rica you may enter our program after being thoroughly evaluated by our medical staff. Currently, public health officials have specifically told people in Costa Rica to stay home wherever possible. If you are interested in our program and are traveling from abroad to Costa Rica, CRTC will be able to admit you following the 14 day quarantine period. As of April 12th, 2020 Costa Rica will allow foreigners to reenter the country provided they do not show evidence of COVID-19 symptoms at which point we intend to continue serving the community of those desperately wanting to engage in our program.
The Minister of Public Security, Michael Soto, announced on Thursday, May 7th, 2020 that the Government of Costa Rica will extend until June 15th, 2020 the decision to close the maritime, air and land borders as a measure against the spread of the disease COVID-19.
All immigration measures currently implemented will be extended: residents or nationals who enter the country will receive a mandatory 14-day sanitary order of home isolation. Non-resident foreigners cannot enter the country, except for authorized humanitarian reasons on a case-by-case basis after analysis by the authorities.
For more information, you may contact us at 1-800-708-3656.
As of August 1, international passenger flights are authorized to arrive at Costa Rica’s three international airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport; Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport; and Tobías Bolaños Airport.
The following are the authorized regions or countries:
Although the authorization includes the aforementioned regions and countries, in practice, it remains precisely as notified. In other words, the reopening shall start with travelers embarking in Frankfurt, Germany and Madrid, Spain. These flights shall be the first to be received at Juan Santamaría International Airport, after compliance with the requirements that have already been described in the press conference. Canada will follow, once airlines resume flights to Costa Rica.
The requirements are as follows:
Upon landing in Costa Rican territory, travelers must wear face protection and comply with the strict protocols of the air terminal with regard to physical distancing, disinfection of carpets, and taking temperature readings, and must follow any other sanitary instructions.
Fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing—like other respiratory illnesses and the flu
Regularly wash hands for 30 seconds.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
Avoid handshakes, handholding, hugs and other touching.
If you are sick, stay home and contact your health care provider.
NOTE: The CDC is recommending use of N95 masks only for those people who are infected.
Please check back. We will post further updates as needed.