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Costa Rican Consulate in Nicaragua resumes visa appointments
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Costa Rican Consulate in Nicaragua resumes visa appointments

The Tico Times - April 8, 2021

Following the April 5 reopening of Costa Rica’s land borders to tourists, the Costa Rican Consulates in Managua and Chinandega, Nicaragua, have resumed visa appointments. Visa appointments…

Air passenger traffic maintains downward trend
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Air passenger traffic maintains downward trend

AFP and The Tico Times - April 7, 2021

Air passenger transport in the world represented a quarter of the levels registered before the pandemic in February, IATA announced on Wednesday, specifying that ten times fewer…

EU agency says AstraZeneca clot risk ‘very rare’ as nations battle virus surges
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EU agency says AstraZeneca clot risk ‘very rare’ as nations battle virus surges

Danny Kemp, with AFP bureaus - April 7, 2021

The EU's medicines regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine but the benefits of the jab…

Costa Rica pledges more vaccines for elderly
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Costa Rica pledges more vaccines for elderly

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 7, 2021

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (Caja) will dedicate 90% of available coronavirus vaccines to Group 2 — people over 58 years old — to help mitigate…

AstraZeneca vaccine benefits ‘outweigh the risks,’ EMA says
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AstraZeneca vaccine benefits ‘outweigh the risks,’ EMA says

The Tico Times - April 6, 2021

Costa Rica on Wednesday will receive its first doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Administration of this formula has been suspended by several countries over concerns about…

Costa Rica will receive first AstraZeneca vaccine shipment this week
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Costa Rica will receive first AstraZeneca vaccine shipment this week

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 6, 2021

On Wednesday, Costa Rica will receive its first shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines through the COVAX mechanism, the government reported. “The World Health Organization (WHO) informed Costa Rica…

Mexico and Guatemala in joint effort to slow migrant caravans
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Mexico and Guatemala in joint effort to slow migrant caravans

AFP - April 5, 2021

The governments of Mexico and Guatemala have launched a joint military-police operation along their common border aimed at blocking caravans of migrants hoping to reach the United…

Costa Rica’s land borders have reopened to tourists
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Costa Rica’s land borders have reopened to tourists

The Tico Times - April 5, 2021

Costa Rica's land borders have reopened to visitors as of Monday, April 5. Tourists who do not require an entry visa will be allowed to enter the…

U.S. updates guidance for vaccinated travelers
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U.S. updates guidance for vaccinated travelers

The Tico Times - April 5, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States on Friday issued updated guidance for travelers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. While…

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…