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Grace period for tourists with a foreign driver’s license: A quick update
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Grace period for tourists with a foreign driver’s license: A quick update

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 12, 2020

Earlier this month, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) announced that tourists who have been in Costa Rica for longer than three months will not legally…

Costa Rica will not extend driver’s license grace period beyond November 18
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Costa Rica will not extend driver’s license grace period beyond November 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 9, 2020

As of November 18, tourists who have remained in Costa Rica for longer than three months will no longer be allowed to use their foreign driver's license…

Four more airlines resume service to Costa Rica as SJO promotes tourism
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Four more airlines resume service to Costa Rica as SJO promotes tourism

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 3, 2020

Four major airlines resumed service to Costa Rica's busiest international airport in a move that coincided with the country easing entry requirements for tourists. Air Canada made…

Costa Rica reopens for tourists from across the world
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Costa Rica reopens for tourists from across the world

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 1, 2020

As of Sunday, November 1, tourists from anywhere in the world can visit Costa Rica. Visitors can arrive in Costa Rica via a flight, sailboat or yacht.…

These are the steps Costa Rica is taking to reactivate its tourism sector
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These are the steps Costa Rica is taking to reactivate its tourism sector

The Tico Times - October 22, 2020

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) on Thursday presented the steps it’s taking to reactivate the sector in context of the coronavirus pandemic. Tourism is “one of…

Decree makes it easier for Costa Rican citizens to avoid 14-day quarantine
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Decree makes it easier for Costa Rican citizens to avoid 14-day quarantine

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 20, 2020

Costa Rican citizens returning from abroad can now avoid a 14-day quarantine even if they remained out of the country for less than two weeks. A Monday,…

Costa Rica to welcome tourists from anywhere in the world starting November 1
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Costa Rica to welcome tourists from anywhere in the world starting November 1

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 16, 2020

Tourists from anywhere in the world will be allowed to visit Costa Rica starting November 1. On that date, Costa Rica will eliminate the current requirement that…

Iberia to help passengers get virus test before flight
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Iberia to help passengers get virus test before flight

AFP - October 15, 2020

Spanish airline Iberia said Wednesday it would offer its clients discounted Covid-19 tests before their flights, as a growing number of nations require incoming passengers to show…

Visiting Costa Rica during the pandemic? Here’s what to expect [updated Oct. 10]
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Visiting Costa Rica during the pandemic? Here’s what to expect [updated Oct. 10]

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 10, 2020

Costa Rica is reopening its airports to tourists from all U.S. states starting Sunday, November 1. We've been covering the coronavirus crisis in Costa Rica since mid-February.…

American Airlines offering pre-flight coronavirus testing for Costa Rica travelers
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American Airlines offering pre-flight coronavirus testing for Costa Rica travelers

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 2, 2020

American Airlines will offer coronavirus testing for travelers visiting Costa Rica, the airline announced Friday. Starting October 15, passengers flying American Airlines to Costa Rica from Dallas-Fort…