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U.S. State Department issues global advisory: Reconsider all travel abroad
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U.S. State Department issues global advisory: Reconsider all travel abroad

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 11, 2020

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday night issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory, asking its citizens to "reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of…

Lufthansa expanding service between Germany and Costa Rica
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Lufthansa expanding service between Germany and Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2020

Lufthansa will add a third weekly flight between Frankfurt and Juan Santamaría International Airport near San José, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) announced. The new offering…

Airlines offer increased flexibility in face of spreading coronavirus
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Airlines offer increased flexibility in face of spreading coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 2, 2020

Concerned about booking travel in the face of the expanding coronavirus epidemic? Some U.S. airlines have relaxed their change and cancellation fees to give prospective flyers extra…

COVID-19 protocol activated ‘many times,’ but still no coronavirus in Costa Rica: Health Ministry
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COVID-19 protocol activated ‘many times,’ but still no coronavirus in Costa Rica: Health Ministry

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 28, 2020

The Health Ministry said Friday that an airport protocol to attend to sick travelers has been activated "many times" in recent weeks, but that there remain no…

Alaska Airlines flight makes emergency landing at SJO after apparent engine issue
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Alaska Airlines flight makes emergency landing at SJO after apparent engine issue

The Tico Times - February 11, 2020

An Alaska Airlines flight departing from Costa Rica on Tuesday morning returned to Juan Santamaría International Airport and made a safe emergency landing after suffering an apparent…

3.1 million tourists visited Costa Rica last year. Here’s where they all came from
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3.1 million tourists visited Costa Rica last year. Here’s where they all came from

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2020

Costa Rica received 3.1 million foreign visitors last year, 4.1% more than in 2018, according to figures released by the government earlier this month. Where did they…

Costa Rica registers increase in tourist visits in 2019
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Costa Rica registers increase in tourist visits in 2019

AFP - February 6, 2020

Costa Rica received 3.1 million foreign visitors last year, 4.1% more than in 2018, and tourism remained one of the country's economic pillars, the government said Wednesday.…

In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability
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In Davos, tourism industry promises less plastic and more sustainability

Pol Costa / AFP and The Tico Times - January 24, 2020

Faced with the tons of disposable plastic used by hotels every year, the CO2 emitted by airplanes or the overcrowding in Barcelona, ​​Everest and Machu Picchu, the…

Four people taken to hospital after Avianca flight makes rapid descent during Costa Rica-Colombia route
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Four people taken to hospital after Avianca flight makes rapid descent during Costa Rica-Colombia route

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2020

Three crew members and one passenger were taken to the hospital for further testing Thursday after Avianca 693 made a rapid descent while operating a route between…

SJO expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during tourism high season
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SJO expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during tourism high season

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

Juan Santamaría International Airport, Costa Rica's largest and most important international gateway, expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during the 2019-20 tourism high season. According to…

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