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Watch: United plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights return to Guanacaste
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Watch: United plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights return to Guanacaste

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 5, 2020

For the first time since mid-March, a plane with tourists has arrived in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport welcomed United Airlines flight 1442 from…

Why doesn’t Costa Rica allow any tourist with a negative coronavirus test? Here are our thoughts
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Why doesn’t Costa Rica allow any tourist with a negative coronavirus test? Here are our thoughts

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 27, 2020

Starting next month, Costa Rica will allow tourists from several U.S. states, in addition to more than 40 countries. One of the requirements for arriving tourists is…

Costa Rica expands list of authorized states for U.S. tourists, relaxes COVID test requirement
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Costa Rica expands list of authorized states for U.S. tourists, relaxes COVID test requirement

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 27, 2020

Costa Rica has expanded the list of U.S. states from which it will welcome tourists in September, Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura announced Thursday. At the same time,…

Inside Costa Rica’s decision to allow U.S. tourists
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Inside Costa Rica’s decision to allow U.S. tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2020

Costa Rica will welcome United States visitors next month in perhaps its biggest step toward reactivating the country's tourism sector in context of the coronavirus pandemic. Allowing…

September flights will feature return of commercial service to Guanacaste
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September flights will feature return of commercial service to Guanacaste

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 21, 2020

September will feature the return of United States tourists to Costa Rica, and it will also mark the reopening of Liberia's international airport for commercial flights. With…

Requirements for U.S. tourists to enter Costa Rica (and some thoughts)
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Requirements for U.S. tourists to enter Costa Rica (and some thoughts)

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 19, 2020

Costa Rica will welcome tourists from select U.S. states starting in September, the Tourism Board announced Wednesday. Residents of the following states will be permitted to enter…

Costa Rica to allow U.S. tourists starting in September
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Costa Rica to allow U.S. tourists starting in September

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 19, 2020

Costa Rica will welcome tourists from the United States starting in September, Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura announced Wednesday. U.S. tourists will only be welcomed if they are…

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

United Airlines increases Costa Rica repatriation flights, including from Liberia International Airport
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United Airlines increases Costa Rica repatriation flights, including from Liberia International Airport

The Tico Times - July 7, 2020

The United States Embassy has coordinated with United Airlines and Spirit Airlines to offer repatriation flights from Costa Rica throughout July. For the first time since Costa…

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…