The re-opening of Costa Rica to tourism is scheduled for 1 August, but the Costa Rican authorities have yet to announce the list of approved countries from which they will allow international visitors. However, the vast majority of tourists to Costa Rica, over 60%, are from the USA. It has a dilemma of either banning the majority of tourists or potentially seriously increasing infection rates.
With the USA struggling and failing to control the pandemic, with 140,000 deaths, Costa Rica has a dilemma of either banning the majority of tourists or seriously increasing infection rates.
Most dental tourism clinics in Costa Rica rely heavily on American patients, who represent more than 90% of the dental tourism market in Costa Rica.
While the borders remain closed to US visitors, the once-thriving dental tourism market remains at a standstill.
Many clinics have reduced prices to increase local trade.