The idea of creating a “common area” at the Costa Rica – Panama border is picking up momentun, that if and when approved, it would eliminate the requirement of a passport to enter the zone.

The proposal is being made formally today by Panama’s ministro de Seguridad, José Raúl Mulino.

For her part, Presidenta Laura Chinchilla, reiterated, “in the name of friendship and fondness for Panama” we willingly move forward o the issue.

Mario Zamora, ministro de Seguridad Pública de Costa Rica, is expected to travel to Panama today to analyze the feasibility of eliminating the need for a passport between the two countries.

Weeks ago Presidenta Chinchilla anounced the formation of a task force to examine how to expedite passage at the Costa Rica – Panama border crossing at Paso Canoas.

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