Costa Rica

Yellow Fever

  • Requirements: Required if traveling from a country with risk of YF virus transmission and ≥9 months of age. 1 This requirement excludes Argentina and Panama.
  • Recommendations: None


  • Areas with malaria: Rare local cases in Matina Canton in Limón Province, Sarapiquí Canton in Heredia Province, and Pital District in San Carlos Canton in Alajuela Province.
  • Drug resistance 3: None.
  • Malaria species: P. vivax .
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: None (practice mosquito avoidance).