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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 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,…

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…

Where to get a coronavirus test in Costa Rica
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Where to get a coronavirus test in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - January 21, 2021

Several countries, including the United States, now or soon will require that returning travelers test negative for the coronavirus. Some 130 labs in Costa Rica offer PCR…

Costa Rica not planning to require negative test for entry
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Costa Rica not planning to require negative test for entry

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 20, 2021

Costa Rica is not planning to require that tourists test negative for the coronavirus before entering the country. The Tourism Minister, Gustavo Segura, indicated at a Tuesday…

‘Recovering together’ is primary 2021 goal for Costa Rica Tourism Board
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‘Recovering together’ is primary 2021 goal for Costa Rica Tourism Board

The Tico Times - January 11, 2021

Gustavo Segura, Costa Rica's Tourism Minister, wrote an op-ed for the Spanish-language site Panorama in which he offered some details about the institution's 2021 goals. You can…

Costa Rica not currently planning vaccine requirement for entry
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Costa Rica not currently planning vaccine requirement for entry

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 8, 2021

Costa Rica is not currently planning to mandate that international tourists receive a coronavirus vaccine as a requirement for entry, the Tourism Board said. Gustavo Segura, Minister…

American Airlines eliminates international change fees, including on flights to Costa Rica
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American Airlines eliminates international change fees, including on flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 21, 2020

American Airlines has eliminated change fees for most international tickets, the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier announced Friday via a press release. The new policy applies immediately to…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Tuesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 3, 2020

Happy Tuesday from The Tico Times! We hope you're staying safe (and dry) this morning. Here's the local news you should know today. **** We're tracking Hurricane Eta, which…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your week
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your week

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 2, 2020

Happy Monday (and happy November) from The Tico Times! We hope you're reading this Costa Rica news while drinking a delicious coffee and eating a traditional gallo pinto.…