Abbott COVID-19 self-test kit (photo of packaging)

Could COVID-19 self-testing be a game changer for Costa Rica travel?

One of the biggest obstacles to tourism in Costa Rica has been the United States’ insistence on a negative COVID-19 test for all returning travellers, whether they’re citizens or not.

According to its latest update, the CDC now allows returning travellers to show a self-test to enter the United States, instead of going to a COVID-19 testing center. Over-the-counter self-testing kits will almost certainly be cheaper and much more convenient than a testing center in Costa Rica. Could this be a game changer in the waning months of the pandemic?

Check out this article from for some big opportunities for hotels struggling to achieve viable occupancy levels.