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Arriving and departing passengers at the Juan Santamaria (SJO) airport in San José will no longer bump into each other in the corridors of the terminal.

The changes, that were never incorporated into the airport’s original design, were made to meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards.

Now arriving passengers are ushered into the arrivals area on the lower floor of the terminal. This also means no stopping at the duty free shop (at last for now) before checking with immigration. Connecting passengers will be guided to the departures area.