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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:…

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,…

Six tourists hospitalized as Covid spreads through group
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Six tourists hospitalized as Covid spreads through group

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2021

Six tourists in Costa Rica were hospitalized with Covid-19 after their group of 20 tested positive for the virus, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday. The 20 French…

Authorities expect gradual tourism recovery in 2021
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Authorities expect gradual tourism recovery in 2021

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 9, 2021

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) says it's using several models to try to predict how many visitors the country will receive in 2021. The current forecast…

SJO airport improves passenger arrival process
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SJO airport improves passenger arrival process

The Tico Times - February 4, 2021

A new procedure for arrivals at Juan Santamaría International (SJO) aims to help travelers as they exit Costa Rica's busiest airport. Aeris, which operates SJO, installed barriers…