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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.…

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…

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:…

Authorities expect gradual tourism recovery in 2021
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Authorities expect gradual tourism recovery in 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 9, 2021

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) says it's using several models to try to predict how many visitors the country will receive in 2021. The current forecast…

Unprecedented 66% drop in air passengers last year: IATA
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Unprecedented 66% drop in air passengers last year: IATA

AFP - February 4, 2021

Global air passenger traffic plunged by an unprecedented 66% in 2020 owing to travel restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic, an industry group said Wednesday. The International…

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,…

New U.S. testing policy takes effect today: Where to get a Covid test in Costa Rica
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New U.S. testing policy takes effect today: Where to get a Covid test in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 26, 2021

As of Tuesday, January 26, the United States requires that all air passengers show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before boarding a flight to the country. Passengers…