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WHO gives global green light for AstraZeneca Covid shot
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WHO gives global green light for AstraZeneca Covid shot

Robin MILLARD / AFP - February 15, 2021

The World Health Organization gave emergency use approval to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines on Monday, meaning distribution can start to poorer countries starved of doses to fight the…

England to enforce stricter testing, quarantine requirements
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England to enforce stricter testing, quarantine requirements

The Tico Times - February 11, 2021

England will mandate that travelers quarantine and receive multiple coronavirus tests as part of its entry requirements. Per the country's government, everyone planning to enter England must:…

WHO examines AstraZeneca vaccine amid questions about efficacy
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WHO examines AstraZeneca vaccine amid questions about efficacy

Nina Larson with AFP Bureaus - February 9, 2021

The World Health Organization insisted Monday that the AstraZeneca vaccine was still a vital tool in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, after South Africa delayed…

AstraZeneca vaccine effective against UK variant
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AstraZeneca vaccine effective against UK variant

The Tico Times - February 5, 2021

Britain's Oxford University said on Friday its researchers behind the joint AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine had found it to be effective against the UK virus variant now dominant…

England requires negative test for travelers: What it means for Costa Rica
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England requires negative test for travelers: What it means for Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 18, 2021

England now requires a negative coronavirus test from most returning travelers. The policy, which began to be enforced Monday morning, applies to nearly everyone ages 11 and…

UK bans South American, Panama arrivals over Brazil virus strain
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UK bans South American, Panama arrivals over Brazil virus strain

AFP - January 15, 2021

Britain will ban all arrivals from South America, Panama, Cape Verde and Portugal from 0400 GMT Friday over fears of importing a new coronavirus variant in Brazil,…

England re-enters coronavirus lockdown: What it means for Costa Rica
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England re-enters coronavirus lockdown: What it means for Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a six-week lockdown in England after a surge in coronavirus cases related to a new strain of the virus. The news…

Britain OKs vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million
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Britain OKs vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

Jitendra JOSHI with AFP bureaus - December 2, 2020

Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, while Italy and Japan promised free inoculations for all even as…

UK announces repatriation flight from Costa Rica to London
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UK announces repatriation flight from Costa Rica to London

The Tico Times - June 2, 2020

The United Kingdom has announced a repatriation flight from Costa Rica for Britons who need to return home during the coronavirus crisis. The flight is scheduled for…

Britons abroad: Don’t miss out on your right to vote in the EU referendum
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Britons abroad: Don’t miss out on your right to vote in the EU referendum

Ambassador Ross Denny - February 4, 2016

As British ambassador to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, I encourage British expats to register ahead of the European Union (EU) referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in…