What risks are there in Costa Rica.
Travel to Costa Rica has risks for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, Typhoid Fever, Traveller’s Diarrhea, Dengue fever, Chikungunya fever, Zika virus and Malaria. Some areas will also have risk for Cholera. and Rabies. To further discuss exactly which risks apply to you contact us now.
What vaccinations/shots do I need for Costa Rica?
Vaccinations are available for some of the diseases listed above. You probably will not need all of them. However, deciding which vaccinations you need is a complex process that has to account for many factors including the duration of travel, the time of year of travel, the exact locations you will visit, your behavior and activities while you travel, your accommodations , your sources of food and drinks, your previous vaccination history , your health history and which medications you take. Sometimes there may be brief outbreaks of disease that may affect theses decisions. Certain countries may have mandatory requirements for vaccination. You will need to show proof of vaccination before you can enter these countries or obtain a visa to visit them. Our team of experts in travel health have over 20 years of experience. We will advise exactly what vaccinations will be needed for your trip and strategies you can use to reduce the risk of the other diseases. Contact us now to book an appointment.
Precautions and safety advice
Mosquito Safety. Mosquitoes spread a number of diseases such as Yellow fever,
Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya fever. Read more on mosquito bite prevention.
Food and Drinks Safety. Contaminated food and water is a reality at even the best resorts. To prevent diseases such as Typhoid , Hepatitis A and Traveller’s Diarrhea please read more on Food and Water Precautions.
Personal Safety. While traveling be careful about attracting attention with flashy jewelry, fancy watches, large sums of cash and expensive electronics. They may easily make you a target for a robbery. Try to leave them at home. if you must have them, store them in a secure safe. In the event that they are stolen or you lose them, please carry a duplicate set of your medications and medical supplies in a different bag and a written list of your medications in your wallet / purse. If you have many medical issues, carry a summary letter from your doctor in your wallet. Avoid becoming intoxicated, you will become a very easy target. Watch and read the local news, so that you may be aware of any civil unrest or problems that develop. The Government of Canada website (https://travel.gc.ca/ travelling/advisories) also has useful information on this topic. Keep people informed and updated of your location and where you are going.
Document Safety. Write down your passport number only , and store it in one or more of your bags. Find the contact for the Canadian embassies for the countries you will visit. Go to the site (https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories) select the country, then click on the assistance tab. Store these on your phone and write them down and store a written copy in your bags. Be vigilant when using free wifi when you travel. Make a note of your credit card details and the phone numbers of the issuing company in the event they are stolen or lost.
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