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Visiting Costa Rica during the pandemic? Here’s what to expect [updated]
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Visiting Costa Rica during the pandemic? Here’s what to expect [updated]

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 2, 2020

Costa Rica is reopening its airports to tourists from all U.S. states starting Sunday, November 1. We've been covering the coronavirus crisis in Costa Rica since mid-February.…

Costa Rica immigration offices to remain closed until October
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Costa Rica immigration offices to remain closed until October

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 19, 2020

The Immigration Administration on Friday said its main and regional offices will remain closed until October due to the coronavirus crisis. Read the release from DGME below:…

Breaking down Costa Rica’s current COVID-19 situation
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Breaking down Costa Rica’s current COVID-19 situation

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2020

Costa Rican health authorities this week have raised alarms about the ongoing increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations. As of Wednesday, 509 people with the disease are hospitalized, and…

Costa Rica transitions to online validation of tourist insurance policies
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Costa Rica transitions to online validation of tourist insurance policies

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 8, 2020

Tourists visiting Costa Rica can now submit the required travel insurance information via the online epidemiological form, the Tourism Board (ICT) announced Tuesday. Likewise, visitors from the…

Residents can now enter Costa Rica without current Caja payments
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Residents can now enter Costa Rica without current Caja payments

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2020

Costa Rican residents can now legally enter the country even if their Costa Rica Social Security System (Caja) payments are overdue. The change was announced by the…

Colombia announces $370 mn loan to pandemic-hit airline Avianca
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Colombia announces $370 mn loan to pandemic-hit airline Avianca

AFP - September 4, 2020

Colombia's government announced last week a $370 million loan to the airline Avianca, which has grounded almost its entire fleet because of the pandemic. The second-largest carrier…

Come sail away: Rules for private flights and yachts entering Costa Rica
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Come sail away: Rules for private flights and yachts entering Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 2020

September marks the long-awaited return of commercial flights from the United States to Costa Rica, but the new month has also opened other avenues for prospective visitors…

Visiting Costa Rica during the pandemic? Here’s what to expect
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Visiting Costa Rica during the pandemic? Here’s what to expect

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 29, 2020

Costa Rica is reopening its airports to U.S. tourists starting Tuesday, September 1. We've been covering the coronavirus crisis in Costa Rica since mid-February. But if you're…

News briefs: Costa Rica continues to be country of choice for Swiss visitors
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News briefs: Costa Rica continues to be country of choice for Swiss visitors

The Tico Times - August 18, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know as…

Details: Decree lifts entry bans for Costa Rica residents
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Details: Decree lifts entry bans for Costa Rica residents

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 16, 2020

The official government newspaper, La Gaceta, has published a decree officially lifting Costa Rica's entry bans for permanent and temporary residents. Until Friday, residents who had left…