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United States maintains test requirement for international travel
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United States maintains test requirement for international travel

AFP - April 3, 2021

Fully vaccinated people can start traveling again if they take precautions such as wearing a mask and observing social distancing, US health authorities said Friday. Within the…

Panama’s economy registers historic decline due to pandemic
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Panama’s economy registers historic decline due to pandemic

AFP - March 2, 2021

The economy of Panama, one of the largest in Central America, suffered a historic contraction of 17.9% in 2020 compared to 2019 due to the effects of…

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…

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:…

Panama defends hiring Cuban doctors to fight pandemic
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Panama defends hiring Cuban doctors to fight pandemic

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - February 9, 2021

Panama's health minister on Monday defended the deployment of more than 200 Cuban doctors to help the Central American country battle the coronavirus, despite criticism of the…

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…

Panama reopens land borders to tourists
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Panama reopens land borders to tourists

The Tico Times - January 30, 2021

The Panamanian government has announced the reopening of the country's land borders. "The National Immigration Service announces the reopening of land borders, for the entry and exit…

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…

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