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Mobile hospital carries out COVID-19 tests to Nicaraguans stranded at border

(QCOSTARICA) The Arias Foundation for Peace reported that COVID tests for Nicaraguans stranded on the northern border began today, Friday, July 31, after obtaining sufficient funds to finance them almost entirely. “The resources come from humanitarian organizations and individuals that responded to the call of...

Those who take the COVID-19 test would receive a quarantine order immediately

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health and the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) are fine-tuning the details to reduce waiting times for the issuance of quarantine orders by COVID-19. The idea that the people who undergo the diagnostic test receive, at that very moment, would...

Will COVID-19 testing be a key requirement for international flights?

(QCOSTARICA) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is clear: the application of tests to detect COVID-19 should not be a necessary aspect to resume international air operations or reopen borders. The organization, made up of more than 290 airlines and 120 countries, is one of...

Foreign truckers will not be tested for covid-19 upon entering the country

As part of the new rules for regional truckers, to resume the flow of cargo across the borders, Costa Rica said it will not test all foreign truckers for COVID-19 upon entering the country. On Monday, Foreign Trade Minister and the Health Minister, Daniel Salas,...

Private companies donate almost 30,000 COVID-19 tests to the Caja

A group of private companies donated to the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), 40 machines and almost 30,000 kits for the diagnosis of COVID-19 With this, they hope that the tests can be decentralized, so that there is more expeditious access in most areas...

Emirates Airline Begins Conducting Rapid COVID-19 Tests For Boarding Passengers

Rico's Covid-19 Digest: This from NPR published April 15 , in a move that could be a step toward making air travel palatable to the public again, Emirates Airlines has begun conducting rapid-on site COVID-19 for passengers. The testing began with passengers on a flight...

Eight private labs authorized to carry out COVID-19 tests in Costa Rica

The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas announced Tuesday that three new private laboratories have been authorized to carry out the COVID-19 test in the country. The three new are: Echandi Laboratories, Hospital La Católica and Hospital CIMA. Last week, LABIN laboratories, Hospital Clínica Bíblica, Laboratorio Páez,...

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