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One year after first case, Costa Rica to broadcast Covid memorial
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One year after first case, Costa Rica to broadcast Covid memorial

The Tico Times - March 5, 2021

Costa Rica confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 6, 2020. By the end of the month, the country had declared a State of Emergency and applied…

Stress-related dental problems rising due to COVID: More patients choose Costa Rica dental tourism
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Dental Tourism
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Stress-related dental problems rising due to COVID: More patients choose Costa Rica dental tourism

James Madigan / Costa Rica Dental Guide - March 5, 2021

According to a recent report by the American Dental Association, the vast majority of dentists indicate that the prevalence of stress-related oral health conditions among their respective…

Costa Rica an ‘ideal destination’ for digital nomads, Tourism Board says
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica an ‘ideal destination’ for digital nomads, Tourism Board says

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2021

A growing number of people have turned to the dream of a "digital nomad" lifestyle -- answering emails from the beach or the cloud forest as remote…

Costa Rica extends driving grace period for citizens, residents
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica extends driving grace period for citizens, residents

The Tico Times - March 5, 2021

The Public Works and Transport Ministry says Costa Ricans and legal residents with foreign driver's licenses can continue using that document to drive in Costa Rica for…

Costa Rica unemployment rate drops to 19%
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica unemployment rate drops to 19%

The Tico Times - March 4, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica fell to 19.1% in the moving quarter from November to January. This maintained a downward trend that has followed the record unemployment figures…

Throwback Thursday: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows
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Arenal
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Throwback Thursday: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows

The Tico Times - March 4, 2021

Arenal Volcano's July 1968 eruption destroyed three small villages, killed 87 people and wiped out 232 square kilometers of crops and livestock. The stratovolcano has remained dormant…

MOPT warns of higher traffic accidents as measures are eased
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Costa Rica
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MOPT warns of higher traffic accidents as measures are eased

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 4, 2021

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is reminding drivers to follow the rules of the road when traveling this weekend. In March, Costa Rica has lifted…

Bayer to expand Costa Rica-based operations
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Costa Rica
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Bayer to expand Costa Rica-based operations

The Tico Times - March 4, 2021

Bayer is expanding its presence in Costa Rica through the purchase of a property near the Coyol Industrial Park in Alajuela, the German pharmaceutical announced. While Bayer provided…

Chile leads the pack in Latin American vaccine campaign
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Costa Rica
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Chile leads the pack in Latin American vaccine campaign

Paulina ABRAMOVICH / AFP - March 4, 2021

On Christmas Eve, nurse Maria Paz Herreros administered Chile's first coronavirus vaccine. In the two months since then, she has given more than 2,000 shots as Chile…

Costa Rica tourism extension: Clarifications and details
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Costa Rica tourism extension: Clarifications and details

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2021

The Immigration Administration (DGME) has issued the decree formalizing the extension of tourism visas until June 1 for visitors who arrived in Costa Rica after December 17,…