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‘Hasta siempre, doctor Solís’: Costa Rica mourns doctor’s death
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‘Hasta siempre, doctor Solís’: Costa Rica mourns doctor’s death

The Tico Times - October 23, 2020

Jaime Solís, a 54-year-old doctor who worked for the Costa Rican Social Security System, is among the more than 1,200 Costa Ricans who have died of COVID-19.…

Costa Rica says coronavirus measures continue in October
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Costa Rica says coronavirus measures continue in October

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 29, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Tuesday  announced Costa Rica's coronavirus measures will continue in October. The current measures, which permit for most economic…

New Costa Rica coronavirus measures go into effect today
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New Costa Rica coronavirus measures go into effect today

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 9, 2020

Costa Rica has entered its September "Open Phase," easing most measures but enforcing stricter rules regarding masks. Here's what you should know today about Costa Rica's response…

Garabito (Jacó) placed under Orange Alert due to increase in coronavirus cases
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Garabito (Jacó) placed under Orange Alert due to increase in coronavirus cases

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 8, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Tuesday announced changes to the coronavirus alert levels of several cantons. These changes take effect starting Wednesday, September 9. The following…

Central American Bank approves $400 million to finance vaccines against Covid-19 in region
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Central American Bank approves $400 million to finance vaccines against Covid-19 in region

AFP - September 4, 2020

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) approved financing of $400 million for the purchase of vaccines against Covid-19 in the region, the president of the…

Can you enter Costa Rica? Use this official chart to find out
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Can you enter Costa Rica? Use this official chart to find out

The Tico Times - September 3, 2020

We've received numerous questions from readers inquiring whether they're allowed to fly into Costa Rica under the current rules. To summarize the laws as simply as possible:…

News briefs: IMF highlights impact of pandemic on Costa Rica tourism
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News briefs: IMF highlights impact of pandemic on Costa Rica tourism

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 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 today.…

News briefs: Changes to alert levels; bars can operate as restaurants
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News briefs: Changes to alert levels; bars can operate as restaurants

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 1, 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 today.…

Happy September! Here’s what’s open in Costa Rica this month
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Happy September! Here’s what’s open in Costa Rica this month

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 1, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) established the following schedule for Costa Rica’s September coronavirus measures. The following measures applied starting Monday, August 31.…

Costa Rica authorizes use of coronavirus antibody tests
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Costa Rica authorizes use of coronavirus antibody tests

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 31, 2020

The Health Ministry on Friday published protocols for the acquisition and use of SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests, the agency announced. These tests can help identify if a person…