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Costa Rica to allow visa-free tourism from China
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Costa Rica to allow visa-free tourism from China

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2021

Costa Rica will make it easier for tourists from China to visit, the Tourism Board announced Wednesday. Starting in March, tourists from Beijing and Shanghai will be…

French tourists in Costa Rica ‘awaiting repatriation’ after Covid diagnosis
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French tourists in Costa Rica ‘awaiting repatriation’ after Covid diagnosis

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2021

Six French tourists in Costa Rica remained hospitalized — two in serious condition — with Covid-19, a French news agency reported last Friday. BFM TV says a group…

Where to get a coronavirus test in Costa Rica
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Where to get a coronavirus test in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 16, 2021

Several countries, including the United States, require that returning travelers test negative for the coronavirus. Some 130 labs in Costa Rica offer PCR coronavirus testing for tourists.…

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…

Clinica Biblica adds coronavirus antigen tests for tourists
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Clinica Biblica adds coronavirus antigen tests for tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 13, 2021

Hospital Clinica Biblica is now offering rapid antigen tests for U.S. citizens who need a negative result in order to return to their home country. In doing…

American Airlines resumes flights between Costa Rica and New York
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American Airlines resumes flights between Costa Rica and New York

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 12, 2021

American Airlines is resuming flights between Costa Rica and New York City, the carrier announced Friday via a press release. Routes from New York (JFK) to both…

Costa Rica now reports 231 tourists with Covid since August
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Costa Rica now reports 231 tourists with Covid since August

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 12, 2021

Costa Rican health authorities now say that at least 231 tourists have tested positive for the coronavirus since the country reopened its air borders in August. "For…

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:…

5,800 people entered to win Costa Rica tourism promotion
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5,800 people entered to win Costa Rica tourism promotion

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 11, 2021

Some 5,800 residents of the United States and Canada entered to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Costa Rica, the Tourism Board said. The promotion, called "Who's essential…

Costa Rica labs begin offering antigen tests for tourists
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Costa Rica labs begin offering antigen tests for tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2021

Starting Thursday, Laboratorios Echandi will offer rapid antigen tests for travelers who need a negative result in order to return to their home country. In doing so,…