SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA - Feb. 8, 2016 - The Zika virus should not hinder local and international travelers decision to visit the many Costa Rican tourist attractions.
In an official statement issued on Feb. 1 by the World Health Organization (WHO), supported by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), it was stated that no travel restrictions should be imposed on areas affected by the Zika virus. Moreover, there is no scientific evidence of the presence of the virus in Costa Rica.
"The peak tourist season coincides with the dry season in Costa Rica, which decreases the chances of having mosquitos in the country during this period. However, now is the perfect opportunity to prepare for the green season and take all the necessary precautions, such as eliminating possible mosquito breeding sites," said Dr. Daniel Salas Peraza, health surveillance director of the Ministry of Health.
For more information on the Zika virus and travel go to the CDC link: