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Residents can now enter Costa Rica without current Caja payments
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Residents can now enter Costa Rica without current Caja payments

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2020

Costa Rican residents can now legally enter the country even if their Costa Rica Social Security System (Caja) payments are overdue. The change was announced by the…

Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients
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Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday began clinical trials of antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. According to Román Macaya,…

Happy September! Here’s what’s open in Costa Rica this month
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Happy September! Here’s what’s open in Costa Rica this month

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 1, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) established the following schedule for Costa Rica’s September coronavirus measures. The following measures applied starting Monday, August 31.…

Costa Rica authorizes use of coronavirus antibody tests
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Costa Rica authorizes use of coronavirus antibody tests

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 31, 2020

The Health Ministry on Friday published protocols for the acquisition and use of SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests, the agency announced. These tests can help identify if a person…

News briefs: Costa Rica to obligate wearing masks; face shields no longer sufficient
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: Costa Rica to obligate wearing masks; face shields no longer sufficient

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 29, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know today.…

Costa Rica transitioning to economic reopening despite increase in infections
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Costa Rica transitioning to economic reopening despite increase in infections

AFP - August 27, 2020

Costa Rica announced on Wednesday a transition toward a "controlled opening" of economic activities, amid a strong wave of COVID-19 infections. President Carlos Alvarado specified that the…

Costa Rica announces coronavirus measures for September
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Costa Rica announces coronavirus measures for September

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Wednesday announced the schedule for Costa Rica’s September coronavirus measures. The following measures will apply starting Monday,…

Protesters take to streets of Costa Rica asking for economic reopening
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Protesters take to streets of Costa Rica asking for economic reopening

AFP - August 26, 2020

Hundreds of merchants, farmers, transporters, tourism entrepreneurs and fishermen marched Tuesday in the Costa Rican capital to demand for a greater opening of economic activity, noting the…

Costa Rica returns to its ‘Open Phase.’ Here’s what’s open [August 22-30]
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Costa Rica returns to its ‘Open Phase.’ Here’s what’s open [August 22-30]

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2020

As planned, Costa Rica has eased coronavirus restrictions starting Saturday, August 22. The following measures will apply through Sunday, August 30. Next week, Costa Rican authorities will…

News briefs: Costa Rica continues to be country of choice for Swiss visitors
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News briefs: Costa Rica continues to be country of choice for Swiss visitors

The Tico Times - August 18, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know as…