Friday 3 December 2021

Smile, you’re on camera!

A new camera system monitors the flow of people and commerce at the borders

Paying the bills


San José cancels Zapote bullfights

QCOSTARICA - The Municipality of San José announced Thursday...

Online Gambling: Can Costa Rica Ward Off the US’ Advances?

Central America and the Caribbean used to be havens...

Fourth pandemic wave will halt tourism recovery until 2023

QCOSTARICA - The world faces a fourth pandemic wave...

Costa Rica reaches 90% of the target population with at least 1 dose against COVID-19

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica reached 90% of the target...

The United States reduces advisory for covid-19 for travel to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The United States improved the recommendation for...

Costa Rica without an army: who defends us?

QCOSTARICA - December 1, 1948, marked a before and...

Russia and Costa Rica negotiate to launch two weekly flights between Moscow and San José

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica could soon see the arrival...
Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – A new system of 18 web cameras now monitor border posts in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, and allows for integrated regional management.

The cameras installed in posts such as the one in Peñas Blancas, northern Costa Rica, will improve the control of customs collection and security in those steps.

The system, installed by the SIECA – Secretaría de Integración Económica Centroamericana, allows obtaining real-time information on the flow by type of transport, speeds and times and number of crossings, it was reported in a statement on Friday, 28 of May.

According to the SIECA report, the camera system will also allow better control of the tax collection, as well as contribute to the improvement of border security in the Isthmus.

- Advertisement -

The information will be available to the countries, to entrepreneurs who carry out regional trade, and to other interested parties, detailed SIECA.

19% of Costa Rica’s 2020 exports went to Central American countries. That year, US$2.32 billion in merchandise was sent to the countries of the region, while, in 2019, it amounted to US$2.45 billion, based on the statistics by Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer).

Exporters commonly complain about delays at border crossings, a situation that increases the cost of transportation and jeopardizes the quality of the products.

The 18 camera systems were installed in the border communities of Paso Canoas in Costa Rica and Panama; Peñas Blancas in Costa Rica and Nicaragua; Guasaule in Nicaragua and Honduras; El Amatillo in Honduras; La Hachadura in El Salvador and Pedro de Alvarado in Guatemala.

The plan was implemented through international cooperation with various entities, including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the statement reported.

This format of cameras complements the installation, in 2019, of radiofrequency systems (RFIDs) at border posts and is part of the Central American Strategy for Trade Facilitation and Competitiveness with an emphasis on Coordinated Border Management.

- Advertisement -

The report indicates that despite the pandemic, the installation of the camera system was completed in the originally scheduled time. The project began in February 2019 and ended its operational execution on February 16, 2021 (24 months).


- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

A Black Friday with few buyers in Central America

Q24N (Efe) Striking posters with offers of up to 70% on...

Supermarkets and importers in Costa Rica feeling the headaches of the container crisis

QCOSTARICA - The global container crisis is causing delays in the...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.