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FYI: U.S. testing requirement is 3 days (not 72 hours) before travel
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FYI: U.S. testing requirement is 3 days (not 72 hours) before travel

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 22, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) requires that international airline passengers flying to the United States show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before boarding their flight.…

French tourists in Costa Rica ‘awaiting repatriation’ after Covid diagnosis
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French tourists in Costa Rica ‘awaiting repatriation’ after Covid diagnosis

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2021

Six French tourists in Costa Rica remained hospitalized — two in serious condition — with Covid-19, a French news agency reported last Friday. BFM TV says a group…

New Canadian travel measures begin February 22
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New Canadian travel measures begin February 22

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 15, 2021

Canada announced new details regarding its testing and quarantine process for arriving travelers. Per the Canadian government: All travelers arriving to Canada by air, as of February…

Spanish airline Iberojet will offer flights to Costa Rica
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Spanish airline Iberojet will offer flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 13, 2021

Spanish holiday airline Iberojet will offer flights between Madrid and Costa Rica starting in June 2021, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) announced. “The arrival of new…

Costa Rica now reports 231 tourists with Covid since August
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Costa Rica now reports 231 tourists with Covid since August

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 12, 2021

Costa Rican health authorities now say that at least 231 tourists have tested positive for the coronavirus since the country reopened its air borders in August. "For…

FAA restores Costa Rica’s top aviation safety rating
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FAA restores Costa Rica’s top aviation safety rating

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 11, 2021

The Federal Aviation Administration has upgraded Costa Rican aviation back to a Category 1 rating, meaning the country now complies with international standards for safety oversight. Costa Rica’s…

England to enforce stricter testing, quarantine requirements
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England to enforce stricter testing, quarantine requirements

The Tico Times - February 11, 2021

England will mandate that travelers quarantine and receive multiple coronavirus tests as part of its entry requirements. Per the country's government, everyone planning to enter England must:…

Six tourists hospitalized as Covid spreads through group
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Six tourists hospitalized as Covid spreads through group

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2021

Six tourists in Costa Rica were hospitalized with Covid-19 after their group of 20 tested positive for the virus, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday. The 20 French…

Canadian Embassy details new travel requirements
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Canadian Embassy details new travel requirements

The Tico Times - February 1, 2021

The Embassy of Canada to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras has released additional information about the North American country's new travel measures. Canadian airlines have agreed to suspend…

Canadian airlines to suspend flights to vacation destinations, including Costa Rica
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Canadian airlines to suspend flights to vacation destinations, including Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 29, 2021

Canadian airlines have agreed to suspend flights to "sun destinations" until May as part of the country's coronavirus containment measures, according to numerous media reports. Air Canada,…