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Costa Rica will announce this week a firm date for return of international tourism
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Costa Rica will announce this week a firm date for return of international tourism

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 24, 2020

Costa Rica will announce this week a firm date for the return of international tourism, President Carlos Alvarado said Wednesday. “As part of the announcements we’ll make…

No tourism from countries with heavy coronavirus transmission, Health Ministry says (again)
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No tourism from countries with heavy coronavirus transmission, Health Ministry says (again)

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 22, 2020

Costa Rica is planning a very gradual reopening for international tourists, Health Minister Daniel Salas said last week. Salas on Sunday again spoke on the possibility of…

Costa Rica creating more long weekends in 2020 and 2021
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Costa Rica creating more long weekends in 2020 and 2021

The Tico Times - June 22, 2020

The Costa Rican Legislative Assembly last week approved in a first debate a law project that will strategically move several holidays in order to boost domestic tourism.…

Tourism sector ‘can no longer endure’ economic crisis, asks for borders to reopen
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Tourism sector ‘can no longer endure’ economic crisis, asks for borders to reopen

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 19, 2020

Three influential figures in Costa Rica's tourism sector asked the government to set a firm date for reopening the nation's borders to international tourism. In a letter…

US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says
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US travel industry to see 40% drop in spending, study says

AFP - June 19, 2020

Domestic US travel spending is expected to collapse this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, suffering a 40 percent decline compared to 2019, while international spending will plunge…

No international tourism until citizen safety can be guaranteed, Health Ministry says
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No international tourism until citizen safety can be guaranteed, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 18, 2020

Health Minister Daniel Salas on Thursday offered more comments about the factors Costa Rica is considering before it will welcome international tourists. Salas said that the Health…

Costa Rica further easing restrictions, including more beach time
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Costa Rica further easing restrictions, including more beach time

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 18, 2020

Update (June 20): This economic reopening has been suspended. Click here for more information. Original story follows.  **** Costa Rica is further easing health measures that it…

Health Ministry suggests ‘very gradual’ return for international tourism to Costa Rica
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Health Ministry suggests ‘very gradual’ return for international tourism to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 16, 2020

Costa Rica is planning a very gradual reopening for international tourists, Health Minister Daniel Salas said Tuesday. In his most direct comments on the subject in weeks,…

Outbreaks halt economic reactivation in parts of Costa Rica
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Outbreaks halt economic reactivation in parts of Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 12, 2020

Costa Rica's efforts to revitalize its economy through domestic tourism have been hampered as the National Emergency Commission (CNE) declares orange alerts for parts of the country.…

Costa Rica to reopen national parks as part of ‘new normal’
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Costa Rica to reopen national parks as part of ‘new normal’

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 8, 2020

Costa Rica plans to reopen national parks as part of its next steps toward a new normal in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Vice President Epsy…