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Hospital Metropolitano adds coronavirus antigen tests for tourists
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Hospital Metropolitano adds coronavirus antigen tests for tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 18, 2021

Hospital Metropolitano is now offering rapid antigen tests for U.S. citizens who need a negative result in order to return to their home country. In doing so,…

French tourists in Costa Rica ‘awaiting repatriation’ after Covid diagnosis
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Costa Rica
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French tourists in Costa Rica ‘awaiting repatriation’ after Covid diagnosis

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2021

Six French tourists in Costa Rica remained hospitalized — two in serious condition — with Covid-19, a French news agency reported last Friday. BFM TV says a group…

Where to get a coronavirus test in Costa Rica
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Where to get a coronavirus test in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 16, 2021

Several countries, including the United States, require that returning travelers test negative for the coronavirus. Some 130 labs in Costa Rica offer PCR coronavirus testing for tourists.…

Clinica Biblica adds coronavirus antigen tests for tourists
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Clinica Biblica adds coronavirus antigen tests for tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 13, 2021

Hospital Clinica Biblica is now offering rapid antigen tests for U.S. citizens who need a negative result in order to return to their home country. In doing…

American Airlines resumes flights between Costa Rica and New York
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American Airlines resumes flights between Costa Rica and New York

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 12, 2021

American Airlines is resuming flights between Costa Rica and New York City, the carrier announced Friday via a press release. Routes from New York (JFK) to both…

Costa Rica now reports 231 tourists with Covid since August
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Costa Rica now reports 231 tourists with Covid since August

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 12, 2021

Costa Rican health authorities now say that at least 231 tourists have tested positive for the coronavirus since the country reopened its air borders in August. "For…

5,800 people entered to win Costa Rica tourism promotion
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5,800 people entered to win Costa Rica tourism promotion

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 11, 2021

Some 5,800 residents of the United States and Canada entered to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Costa Rica, the Tourism Board said. The promotion, called "Who's essential…

Costa Rica labs begin offering antigen tests for tourists
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Costa Rica labs begin offering antigen tests for tourists

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2021

Starting Thursday, Laboratorios Echandi will offer rapid antigen tests for travelers who need a negative result in order to return to their home country. In doing so,…

Six tourists hospitalized as Covid spreads through group
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Six tourists hospitalized as Covid spreads through group

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 10, 2021

Six tourists in Costa Rica were hospitalized with Covid-19 after their group of 20 tested positive for the virus, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday. The 20 French…

Unprecedented 66% drop in air passengers last year: IATA
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Unprecedented 66% drop in air passengers last year: IATA

AFP - February 4, 2021

Global air passenger traffic plunged by an unprecedented 66% in 2020 owing to travel restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic, an industry group said Wednesday. The International…