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Malaria

Malaria prophylaxis


A malaria vaccine is not required for entry to Costa Rica. The average risk of infection is present in the province of Limon (Caribbean) and in the northern part of the province of Alajuela (Los Chiles), there is little risk in rural areas of Costa Rica. No risk are the highlands of Costa Rica's Central Valley. The best protection against malaria is the light colored clothing (long pants and long sleeves) and a good insect repellent.


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