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ICT confirms requirements for international travel insurance policies
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ICT confirms requirements for international travel insurance policies

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 6, 2020

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) has confirmed the insurance requirements for foreigners who wish to visit Costa Rica during the pandemic. In a press release released…

Costa Rica will accept other travel insurance policies for tourists
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will accept other travel insurance policies for tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 5, 2020

Costa Rica will welcome tourists who obtain any qualifying travel insurance policy, even if the policy was not purchased through the National Insurance Institute (INS), The Tico…

IATA asks Costa Rica to reconsider entry requirements for tourists
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Costa Rica
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IATA asks Costa Rica to reconsider entry requirements for tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 5, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has asked Costa Rica to reconsider the requirements it's imposing on arriving tourists. In a press release issued earlier this week,…

Watch: Iberia plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights resume in Costa Rica
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Watch: Iberia plane receives water-cannon salute as commercial flights resume in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 3, 2020

For the first time since mid-March, a plane full of tourists has arrived in Costa Rica. Juan Santamaría International Airport welcomed Iberia 6317 from Madrid, Spain in…

Immigration Administration clarifies new Costa Rica entry policies
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Costa Rica
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Immigration Administration clarifies new Costa Rica entry policies

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 3, 2020

The Immigration Administration on Monday clarified who can legally enter Costa Rica in August. Residents who were issued an entry impediment upon leaving Costa Rica (e.g. those…

Costa Rica to ‘review’ insurance policy requirements for tourists
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to ‘review’ insurance policy requirements for tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 31, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado has instructed the Minister of Economy and the Minister of Tourism to "review" the insurance requirements for international tourists to Costa Rica. Via social-media…

Spanish volunteer doctors arrive in El Salvador to join fight against COVID-19
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Spanish volunteer doctors arrive in El Salvador to join fight against COVID-19

AFP and The Tico Times - July 30, 2020

Some 30 volunteer doctors from Spain arrived in El Salvador on Wednesday to join the fight against the coronavirus at a time when the Central American country…

Two pensioners were stuck in Costa Rica during the pandemic. This is their story
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Two pensioners were stuck in Costa Rica during the pandemic. This is their story

Veronica Wheeler - June 23, 2020

When Marjorie (73) and I (78) left our homes in Spain on March 4, we were excited about our four-week trip around Costa Rica. A travel company…

Nearly 300 Ticos return to Costa Rica in repatriation flight from Spain
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Nearly 300 Ticos return to Costa Rica in repatriation flight from Spain

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 13, 2020

Nearly 300 Costa Ricans from 18 different countries returned to their homeland Tuesday afternoon. A charter flight from Madrid, Spain arrived at Juan Santamaría International Airport near…

Teens arrested worldwide, including Costa Rica, as police smash global pedophile ring
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Teens arrested worldwide, including Costa Rica, as police smash global pedophile ring

AFP and The Tico Times - December 10, 2019

Seventeen people, most of them teenage boys, have been arrested in Spain for sharing images of "extremely violent" child pornography on WhatsApp, police said Tuesday following a…