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“Special Operations” By Immigration Monitoring Travelers Leaving or Entering Costa Rica

While the country is in holiday mode, several wanted by Costa Rica took the opportunity thinking they could slip through the immigration controls points at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), Peñas Blancas and Las Tablillas. However, they were detected by the immigration police thanks...

Overstaying In Costa Rica Will Cost US$100 A Month Starting April 20

The law has been on the books since 2010, but it has never been applied. However, starting April 20, 2018, the immigration service - Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME - will begin applying a fine to foreigners who overstay their time in...

Immigtation Will Use Face Verification and Fingerprints At Airports

In the not too distant future, arriving at the Juan Santamaria International airport in San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica, will be a breeze,  checking you in 30 seconds, thanks to a new system that could be in place by the end of next year. The...

Nicaragua’s Inexplicable Obstacle to Tourism

Q COSTA RICA - Nicaraguan immigration authorities have introduced a new and inexplicable measure that requires foreigners who intend to enter the country to file a "notice of entry" seven days in advance. The Nicaragua business sector has expressed concern. The Consejo Superior de la...

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