COSTA Rica will reopen its two airports on August 1 for tourists from the European Union, Britain and Canada, the government said recently.
The reopening of the two cities was carried out by the Costa Rican government even when the country reported the highest number of COVID-19 daily cases to date.
According to Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura announced the reopening of Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose and Daniel Oduber airport in northeastern Costa Rica.
Segura said the two airports have the sanitation procedures needed to resume operations after being shut down in March to help slow the spread of the new corona virus.
Tourists from the United States, who contributed nearly 40 percent of total visitors to Costa Rica last year, are not included in the list of visitors allowed to enter.
Segura also said that British, European and Canadian tourists would only be allowed into the country after showing negative COVID-19 test results, as well as travel insurance that would cover quarantine or medical costs that would likely be needed. [antaranews/photo special]