Friday, 30 October 2020

Departure Tax US$29 Starting Today Monday

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In case you missed it, the cost of leaving Costa Rica by its air went up to US$29 per person starting today Monday. This is an increase of US$1 of the departure tax following the effect of the new law against human trafficking.  See report Tougher Law Against Human Trafficking Published .

The US$1 will used to create a permanent fund to guarantee the government resoucres for prevention and the care of victims.

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According to the Deputy Minister of Interior, Marcela Chacon, some of that money will be used to train immigration police and  Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) agents.

The funds will also be used to build a shelter for vicitms, according to Chacon.

This new law that went into effect today also establishes penalties of up to five years in prison against owners, landlords, managers or owners of establishments intended or benefit from human trafficking, migrant smuggling and related activities.

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