Costa Rica


The vaccines below are recommended for travellers to this country depending on their individual level of risk. Extended or frequent travel, travel to remote areas and patients visiting friends or relatives are examples of additional risk factors.

Use the risk assessment consultation to determine risk level.

Risk level Vaccines required
All travellers  
Sometimes advised for high risk Diphtheria
Hepatitis A
Highest risk Hepatitis B
Yellow Fever No risk of yellow fever, however vaccination might be required for certificate purposes from a yellow fever area

Check travel vaccine schedules.

Visit Fit for Travel website for non-vaccine preventable diseases prevalent in area


The information below identifies the risk of malaria and recommended prophylaxis regimens for different geographical regions within this country. View the malaria map to identify localities within risk areas.

Areas of risk Level of risk Recommended regimen Seasonal risk Drug resistance
Province of Limon, low risk mainly in the canton of Matina LOW RISK ADDITIONAL* AVOIDANCE OR CHLOR* ALL NONE
All other areas including Puerto Limon LOW/NO RISK AVOIDANCE ALL NONE

Visit Fit for Travel website for more information and malaria maps

For more help contact Information Services.