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Return of commercial flights from U.S. brings tourists, and criticism
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Costa Rica
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Return of commercial flights from U.S. brings tourists, and criticism

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 5, 2020

After more than five months of restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis, the first commercial flight from the United States to Costa Rica arrived Thursday at Juan…

News briefs: ‘Made in Costa Rica’ promotion for U.S. and Canada
Travel and Tourism
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Travel and Tourism
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News briefs: ‘Made in Costa Rica’ promotion for U.S. and Canada

The Tico Times - September 4, 2020

Costa Rica's tourism industry is beginning its long journey toward normality. Starting this month, tourists from select U.S. states — plus more than 40 countries — are…

Colombia announces $370 mn loan to pandemic-hit airline Avianca
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Colombia announces $370 mn loan to pandemic-hit airline Avianca

AFP - September 4, 2020

Colombia's government announced last week a $370 million loan to the airline Avianca, which has grounded almost its entire fleet because of the pandemic. The second-largest carrier…

Can you enter Costa Rica? Use this official chart to find out
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Costa Rica
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Can you enter Costa Rica? Use this official chart to find out

The Tico Times - September 3, 2020

We've received numerous questions from readers inquiring whether they're allowed to fly into Costa Rica under the current rules. To summarize the laws as simply as possible:…

News briefs: IMF highlights impact of pandemic on Costa Rica tourism
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: IMF highlights impact of pandemic on Costa Rica tourism

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know today.…

U.S. State Department lifts global travel advisory, but keeps Costa Rica at Level 4
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. State Department lifts global travel advisory, but keeps Costa Rica at Level 4

AFP and The Tico Times - August 6, 2020

The United States on Thursday lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all foreign travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, pointing to improvements. The State Department…

Watch: Iberia plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights resume in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Watch: Iberia plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights resume in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 3, 2020

For the first time since mid-March, a plane full of tourists has arrived in Costa Rica. Juan Santamaría International Airport welcomed Iberia 6317 from Madrid, Spain in…

Global air traffic won’t return to pre-crisis level before 2024: IATA
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Global air traffic won’t return to pre-crisis level before 2024: IATA

AFP and The Tico Times - July 30, 2020

Global air traffic will not return to levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic until at least 2024, the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday. Uncertainty about the…

Relatives in Panama still seek justice for 1994 terror attack
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News
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Relatives in Panama still seek justice for 1994 terror attack

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 22, 2020

Abigail Benzadon remembers perfectly the day 26 years ago when her husband Moshe Pardo left home to catch a flight to Panama City. He hadn't planned on…

US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says
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Business
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US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says

AFP - June 19, 2020

Domestic US travel spending is expected to collapse this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, suffering a 40 percent decline compared to 2019, while international spending will plunge…