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Letter from the Editor: Costa Rica’s new normal
Opinion
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Opinion
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Letter from the Editor: Costa Rica’s new normal

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 23, 2020

Today's Costa Rica is notably different than the Costa Rica of two weeks ago. Costa Rica, a country renowned for its biodiversity, has closed its national parks.…

News briefs: Costa Rica asks tourists to postpone, not cancel, their trips
News
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News
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News briefs: Costa Rica asks tourists to postpone, not cancel, their trips

The Tico Times - March 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly everybody. The global crisis is stressful, more than a little scary, and has quickly changed many of our day-to-day lives. Here…

Slothy Sunday: Working with Toucan Rescue Ranch during COVID-19
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Working with Toucan Rescue Ranch during COVID-19

Toucan Rescue Ranch - March 22, 2020

Starting Wednesday, March 18, the president of Costa Rica has announced the closing of all international tourism to Costa Rica. The country has declared a State of…

Most airlines suspending flights to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Most airlines suspending flights to Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 21, 2020

The majority of the airlines that serve Costa Rica are suspending or limiting their flights to the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to…

Costa Rica closes all national parks, effective immediately
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica closes all national parks, effective immediately

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 20, 2020

Costa Rica has closed its protected wildlife areas and all 29 of its national parks effective immediately, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) announced Friday afternoon.…

Avianca suspending all international flights until May
Central America
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Central America
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Avianca suspending all international flights until May

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 20, 2020

Friday morning, Avianca announced it is suspending all international flights until April 30 in response to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "Today we have to…

Panama suspending all international flights; Hyatt Andaz Costa Rica Resort to close temporarily
Central America
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Central America
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Panama suspending all international flights; Hyatt Andaz Costa Rica Resort to close temporarily

AFP and The Tico Times - March 19, 2020

Panama, which has the busiest airport in Central America, announced on Thursday the suspension of all international passenger flights starting next week to contain the growing spread…

U.S. State Department issues global advisory: Do not travel abroad
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. State Department issues global advisory: Do not travel abroad

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2020

The U.S. State Department on Thursday issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory, telling its citizens to “avoid all international travel due to the global impact of…

Airlines start alerting travelers with flights to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Airlines start alerting travelers with flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 18, 2020

Airlines have begun warning travelers with flights to or from Costa Rica to review and, if necessary, adjust their itineraries. The communications come in response to Costa…

Total paralysis: Costa Rica, a country reliant on tourism, prepares for nearly a month without tourists
News
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News
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Total paralysis: Costa Rica, a country reliant on tourism, prepares for nearly a month without tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2020

For 25 days, Costa Rica will close its doors to international tourism. As part of Costa Rica's declaration of a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus…

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