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Costa Rica begins vaccination campaign against COVID-19
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Costa Rica begins vaccination campaign against COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 24, 2020

Less than 300 days after Costa Rica confirmed its first case of COVID-19, the country on Thursday morning began vaccinating citizens and residents against the disease. Elizabeth…

Watch: The first coronavirus vaccines arrive in Costa Rica
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Watch: The first coronavirus vaccines arrive in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 24, 2020

The first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine arrived Wednesday night to Costa Rica. Health professionals and residents of elderly homes will begin receiving the vaccine today.…

The latest Costa Rica flight information and airlines resuming operations (October 6)
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The latest Costa Rica flight information and airlines resuming operations (October 6)

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 6, 2020

Costa Rica’s air borders are reopening to an ever-growing number of countries, and the number of available flights is slowly increasing. Here's the latest information for airlines…

TBT: Pan Am Flight 421 crashes in Costa Rica on this day in 1980
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TBT: Pan Am Flight 421 crashes in Costa Rica on this day in 1980

The Tico Times - September 3, 2020

On this day in 1980, a Boeing 727 operating Pan American World Airways flight 421 crashed short of Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport. The flight was…

Lufthansa resumes flights to Costa Rica; 210 passengers arrive
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Lufthansa resumes flights to Costa Rica; 210 passengers arrive

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 6, 2020

Lufthansa has resumed flights to Costa Rica, with its first flight bringing 210 passengers to the national territory from Frankfurt, Germany, according to the Civil Aviation Administration.…

Lufthansa resumes flights to Costa Rica
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Lufthansa resumes flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 5, 2020

Lufthansa has resumed flights to Costa Rica, with its first plane en route and scheduled for arrival at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. An Airbus A340-300 that can…

Previewing Costa Rica’s decision to reopen its airports
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Previewing Costa Rica’s decision to reopen its airports

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 23, 2020

Costa Rica is expected to announce Thursday the details of its planned airport reopening. “We are going to maintain the August 1 date,” Health Minister Daniel Salas…

Costa Rica hopes cheaper jet fuel attracts more tourism
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Costa Rica hopes cheaper jet fuel attracts more tourism

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado this week signed a decree that aims to encourage international tourism to Costa Rica by reducing the cost of jet fuel for airlines. A…

Flying to or from Costa Rica during the coronavirus crisis? What you need to know
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Flying to or from Costa Rica during the coronavirus crisis? What you need to know

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 14, 2020

Costa Rica has enforced a series of border restrictions since mid-March in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Until June 15, and potentially beyond,…

Colombian airline Avianca files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S.
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Colombian airline Avianca files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S.

AFP - May 11, 2020

Avianca, the second-largest airline in Latin America, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Sunday to reorganize its debt "due to the unpredictable impact" of…