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United States to mandate isolation after return from international travel
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United States to mandate isolation after return from international travel

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 21, 2021

New U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an executive order requiring international travelers to self-quarantine upon returning to the country. The executive order, issued Thursday, reads as…

FAQ: The United States’ new Covid travel requirements
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FAQ: The United States’ new Covid travel requirements

The Tico Times - January 15, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that all international airline passengers flying to the United States must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before boarding…

Costa Rica responds to U.S. travel policy, hopes to increase private testing
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Costa Rica responds to U.S. travel policy, hopes to increase private testing

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 13, 2021

Costa Rica hopes to increase private coronavirus testing options for visitors, the Tourism Board said Tuesday, after the United States announced it will require a negative result…

Official: United States will require negative Covid-19 test for all international travelers
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Official: United States will require negative Covid-19 test for all international travelers

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 12, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that all international airline passengers flying to the United States must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before boarding…

CDC advises US citizens to ‘avoid all travel to Costa Rica’ due to COVID
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Travel & Tourism
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CDC advises US citizens to ‘avoid all travel to Costa Rica’ due to COVID

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 9, 2020

The latest travel notices published by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States advises citizens to "avoid all travel to Costa Rica" due to the…

Britain OKs vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million
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Britain OKs vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

Jitendra JOSHI with AFP bureaus - December 2, 2020

Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, while Italy and Japan promised free inoculations for all even as…

US predicts ‘vaccines before Christmas’ as virus super-surge looms
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US predicts ‘vaccines before Christmas’ as virus super-surge looms

Issam Ahmed / AFP - November 30, 2020

Hopes for a first wave of vaccinations before the end of 2020 received a boost with US firm Moderna saying it was filing Monday for emergency authorization…

Health alert warns Costa Ricans not to use vaping devices
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Health alert warns Costa Ricans not to use vaping devices

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 11, 2019

The Ministry of Health has recommended Costa Ricans against using electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices. Citing reports from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…

US details cases of 9 pregnant women with Zika virus
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US details cases of 9 pregnant women with Zika virus

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - February 26, 2016

MIAMI -- U.S. health authorities Friday described the cases of nine pregnant women who contracted the Zika virus while traveling, two of whom chose abortion and one…

Zika who? Costa Rica on alert following first confirmed cases of the virus in the Americas
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Zika who? Costa Rica on alert following first confirmed cases of the virus in the Americas

L. Arias - June 5, 2015

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an epidemiological alert on the potential spread on the continent of the mosquito-borne viral disease Zika, which is similar to dengue and…