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UK bans South American, Panama arrivals over Brazil virus strain
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UK bans South American, Panama arrivals over Brazil virus strain

AFP - January 15, 2021

Britain will ban all arrivals from South America, Panama, Cape Verde and Portugal from 0400 GMT Friday over fears of importing a new coronavirus variant in Brazil,…

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

United States to require negative Covid-19 test for all international travelers, report says
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Costa Rica
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United States to require negative Covid-19 test for all international travelers, report says

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 12, 2021

The United States will require that all international airline passengers show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before boarding a flight to the country, The Wall Street…

Panama to rent cadaver containers in face of health system collapse
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Latin America
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Panama to rent cadaver containers in face of health system collapse

AFP and The Tico Times - January 12, 2021

The Panamanian government plans to rent refrigerated containers in which to store the dead in the face of the collapse of morgues and hospitals due to the…

England re-enters coronavirus lockdown: What it means for Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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England re-enters coronavirus lockdown: What it means for Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a six-week lockdown in England after a surge in coronavirus cases related to a new strain of the virus. The news…

Canada to require negative Covid-19 test: Where you can get one in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Canada to require negative Covid-19 test: Where you can get one in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - January 3, 2021

Canada will require travelers to obtain a negative Covid-19 test before being allowed into the country, the government announced last Wednesday. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests…

Panama announces ‘total quarantine’ for early 2021
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Latin America
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Panama announces ‘total quarantine’ for early 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 28, 2020

The Panamanian government on Monday announced a "total quarantine" for the provinces of Panama and West Panama from January 4-14, 2021. "Due to the evolution of the…

Cuban doctors arrive in Panama to fight pandemic despite US opposition
Latin America
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Latin America
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Cuban doctors arrive in Panama to fight pandemic despite US opposition

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - December 28, 2020

A group of 220 Cuban health professionals arrived in Panama last Thursday — despite the rejection from the United States — to help the Central American country…

Discontent grows in Panama as country sets record in cases, deaths
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Latin America
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Discontent grows in Panama as country sets record in cases, deaths

AFP - December 18, 2020

Panama broke its daily record of deaths and daily coronavirus cases, exceeding 200,000 accumulated infections, a situation that has saturated several hospitals and generated some manifestations of…