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‘Guanacaste Airport’ is new name for LIR
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‘Guanacaste Airport’ is new name for LIR

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 22, 2021

Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) has a new name. The northern Costa Rica airport has rebranded from "Liberia International Airport" to "Guanacaste Airport," authorities announced Thursday…

Canada opening borders to vaccinated travelers in September
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Canada opening borders to vaccinated travelers in September

AFP - July 19, 2021

Fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents will be allowed to cross the border into Canada for non-essential travel from August 9 without any quarantine requirements, the…

Costa Rica welcomes new nonstop flight from Europe
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Costa Rica welcomes new nonstop flight from Europe

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 14, 2021

Spanish holiday airline Iberojet on Tuesday inaugurated flights between Madrid and the San José area, adding a new nonstop option between Costa Rica and Europe. The Airbus…

Tourists entering Costa Rica before August 1 need insurance for entire trip
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Tourists entering Costa Rica before August 1 need insurance for entire trip

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 13, 2021

Costa Rica will stop requiring a health insurance policy for minors and for adults who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the country announced last week. The…

Anti-government protests erupt in Cuba
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Anti-government protests erupt in Cuba

Katell ABIVEN / AFP - July 12, 2021

Cuba on Monday blamed a US "policy of economic suffocation" for unprecedented anti-government protests, as president Joe Biden backed calls to end "decades of repression" on the…

United Airlines expanding routes to Costa Rica as travel rebounds
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United Airlines expanding routes to Costa Rica as travel rebounds

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 12, 2021

United Airlines is preparing a significant expansion into Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean during the upcoming U.S. winter. The Chicago-based airline is "planning ahead by increasing…

Costa Rica to drop insurance requirement for vaccinated travelers
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Costa Rica to drop insurance requirement for vaccinated travelers

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 9, 2021

Costa Rica will stop requiring a health insurance policy for minors and for adults who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the country announced Friday. The measure…

Aeronautical engineering company expands Costa Rica presence
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Aeronautical engineering company expands Costa Rica presence

The Tico Times - July 9, 2021

Avionyx, an aeronautical engineering company, has announced it will hire an additional 50 people in Costa Rica to meet increasing demand for aircraft software. "As a small…

Costa Rica is Central America’s most powerful passport
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Costa Rica is Central America’s most powerful passport

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 8, 2021

Costa Rica has the most powerful passport in Central America, granting access to 150 countries, according to the latest version of the Henley Passport Index. Japan ranks…

New flights strengthen connection between Costa Rica and Florida
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New flights strengthen connection between Costa Rica and Florida

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 2, 2021

Travelers now have more options that ever to fly between Costa Rica and Florida. This week, low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines returned to Costa Rica with a route…

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