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Reminder: Extended Costa Rica tourist visas expire in March
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Reminder: Extended Costa Rica tourist visas expire in March

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 4, 2021

Foreigners whose Costa Rica tourist visas have been extended due to the coronavirus pandemic will see that grace period end in March, in accordance with current legislation.…

Immigration services impacted by cybersecurity issue
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Immigration services impacted by cybersecurity issue

The Tico Times - February 4, 2021

The Immigration Administration website and some other services have been inoperable since Wednesday due to a cybersecurity issue. Read the release from Costa Rica's DGME below: ****…

How to extend your Costa Rica tourist visa
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How to extend your Costa Rica tourist visa

The Tico Times - February 3, 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, Costa Rica's immigration officials typically limit the duration of a tourist visa to correspond with coverage dates indicated by the required medical insurance Below…

Costa Rica’s land borders will remain closed to tourists in March
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Costa Rica’s land borders will remain closed to tourists in March

The Tico Times - February 3, 2021

Costa Rica's land borders will remain restricted until at least April, the Costa Rican Presidency says. The measures mean tourists cannot enter the country via a land…

International communities commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day
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International communities commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Tico Times - January 27, 2021

Today marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops on January 27, 1945. International Holocaust Remembrance Day…

Mexican president says he has Covid-19
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Mexican president says he has Covid-19

Sofia Miselem / AFP - January 25, 2021

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Sunday that he was infected with the coronavirus, but said his symptoms were mild. "I regret to inform you that…

Costa Rica’s land borders restricted until (at least) February
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Costa Rica’s land borders restricted until (at least) February

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2021

Costa Rica's land borders will remain restricted until at least February, the Immigration Administration announced. The measures mean tourists cannot enter the country via a land border…

Residents returning to Costa Rica via land borders must isolate, government says
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Residents returning to Costa Rica via land borders must isolate, government says

The Tico Times - December 23, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency on Wednesday published a reminder that residents who leave the country and return via land borders will be issued a 14-day isolation order.…

Mexico’s AMLO expects Biden cooperation on migration
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Mexico’s AMLO expects Biden cooperation on migration

AFP - December 22, 2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he expects US President-elect Joe Biden to help stem the wave of migration from Central America through investment.…

One million Central Americans will have migrated by the end of 2020, says UNHCR
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One million Central Americans will have migrated by the end of 2020, says UNHCR

AFP - December 4, 2020

Violence, socio-political instability and environmental crises that have affected the region in recent years will have caused one million Central Americans to have forcibly migrated by the…