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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…

Hurricane Dorian will impact travel to Costa Rica; airlines issuing flight waivers
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Travel and Tourism
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Hurricane Dorian will impact travel to Costa Rica; airlines issuing flight waivers

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 29, 2019

It's hurricane season, and one of 2019's biggest Atlantic storms to date is expected to impact the United States in the coming days. National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

UPDATE:  Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park
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UPDATE: Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park

L. Arias - April 13, 2017

UPDATE: April 14. 10:34 a.m. Vulcanologists from OVSICORI and the National Seismological Network reported two strong eruptions at Poás Volcano at 7:39 a.m. and 7:57 a.m. on Friday. The…

Gas, vapor at Poás Volcano prompts preventive measures
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Costa Rica
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Gas, vapor at Poás Volcano prompts preventive measures

L. Arias - April 10, 2017

Tourists visiting the Poás Volcano on Sunday afternoon were forced to evacuate the popular national park as a preventive measure due to an increase in the emanation…

Winter Storm Stella causes flight cancellations between New York-Costa Rica
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Winter Storm Stella causes flight cancellations between New York-Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 14, 2017

Rain, snow, sleet and rain from Winter Storm Stella hitting the East Coast of the U.S. caused the cancellation of five flights between Costa Rica and New York…

Environment Ministry reports spike in illegal tours to Arenal Volcano’s summit
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Environment Ministry reports spike in illegal tours to Arenal Volcano’s summit

L. Arias - February 28, 2017

Environment Ministry (MINAE) officials have reported an increase in the unauthorized entry of tourists to restricted areas of Arenal Volcano National Park, one of Costa Rica’s most…

Costa Rica’s southern Pacific hit by heavy rains, flooding
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Costa Rica’s southern Pacific hit by heavy rains, flooding

L. Arias - November 17, 2016

Heavy showers and strong winds in much of the country prompted the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to declare a preventive alert on Thursday to warn people in…

Turrialba Volcano spews ash for fourth consecutive day
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Turrialba Volcano spews ash for fourth consecutive day

L. Arias - September 29, 2016

Turrialba Volcano continued spewing ash and gases on Thursday in what the University of Costa Rica's National Seismological Network (RSN) volcanologist Mauricio Mora called one of its longest…

Juan Santamaría airport reopens for flights after volcanic eruptions
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Juan Santamaría airport reopens for flights after volcanic eruptions

L. Arias - September 20, 2016

Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) reopened at noon on Tuesday, nearly a full day after it was closed because of large amounts of volcanic ash in…

US travel alert for Nicaragua comes amid string of detentions, upcoming elections
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US travel alert for Nicaragua comes amid string of detentions, upcoming elections

The Tico Times - July 6, 2016

Nicaragua's periodic detention of foreign activists, journalists and researchers, and its upcoming election, have caused the governments of the United States and Costa Rica to warn their…