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Costa Rica Travel Health Advice

There are no vaccination requirements for Costa Rica. As a precaution, vaccinations for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and typhoid are recommended for travel to Costa Rica. There is a year-round risk of malaria in some regions of Costa Rica and advice should be taken on which areas are currently risky places to visit. You should also check out what precautions and medication you must take to protect against the disease. Water in cities is generally safe but it is advisable to buy bottled water, especially outside the main towns where there is a risk of contamination. Dengue fever is one of a number of diseases carried by insects that also occur in this region, especially during the rainy season; protection against insect bites is the best prevention. Medical services are reliable in cities and the standard of hygiene and treatment is very high.

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Dengue Fever, Hepatitis A, Malaria, Typhoid fever

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