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Tourism Board closes some attractions due to COVID-19
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Tourism Board closes some attractions due to COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 16, 2020

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has temporarily closed four attractions as part of the country's containment efforts in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The following locations…

Panama restricts the entry of foreigners to the country
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Panama restricts the entry of foreigners to the country

AFP and The Tico Times - March 16, 2020

The Government of Panama will prohibit, starting Monday, March 16, the entry of foreigners who do not have a residency in the country. "As of March 16…

Costa Rica reaches 35 cases of coronavirus; all bars and nightclubs ordered to close
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Costa Rica reaches 35 cases of coronavirus; all bars and nightclubs ordered to close

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 15, 2020

The Health Ministry on Sunday announced eight new coronavirus cases within Costa Rica. The news brings Costa Rica's tally of COVID-19 cases to 35, up from 27…

U.S. State Department issues global advisory: Reconsider all travel abroad
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U.S. State Department issues global advisory: Reconsider all travel abroad

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 11, 2020

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday night issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory, asking its citizens to "reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of…

Chirripó National Park closed indefinitely starting this weekend
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Chirripó National Park closed indefinitely starting this weekend

The Tico Times - February 14, 2020

Chirripó National Park will be closed "until further notice" beginning on Saturday, Feb. 15, according to the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). The reason for the…

Costa Rica registers increase in tourist visits in 2019
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Costa Rica registers increase in tourist visits in 2019

AFP - February 6, 2020

Costa Rica received 3.1 million foreign visitors last year, 4.1% more than in 2018, and tourism remained one of the country's economic pillars, the government said Wednesday.…

Watch ‘The Bachelor’ next week to see if Pilot Pete can find love in Costa Rica
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Watch ‘The Bachelor’ next week to see if Pilot Pete can find love in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 31, 2020

Here's an important story for fans of quality TV: Next week's episodes of "The Bachelor" will take Pilot Pete and the remaining contestants to Costa Rica. The…

Four people taken to hospital after Avianca flight makes rapid descent during Costa Rica-Colombia route
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Four people taken to hospital after Avianca flight makes rapid descent during Costa Rica-Colombia route

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2020

Three crew members and one passenger were taken to the hospital for further testing Thursday after Avianca 693 made a rapid descent while operating a route between…

SJO expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during tourism high season
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SJO expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during tourism high season

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

Juan Santamaría International Airport, Costa Rica's largest and most important international gateway, expects to handle nearly 3 million passengers during the 2019-20 tourism high season. According to…

Costa Rican government responds to Level 2 travel advisory from the United States
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Costa Rican government responds to Level 2 travel advisory from the United States

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 8, 2020

Costa Rican authorities held a Tuesday evening press conference as a response to the Level 2 travel advisory from the U.S. State Department. The advisory warns visitors…