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Nicaraguans stranded at border begin process for home

(QCOSTARICA) A total of 148 Nicaraguans, of the 169 who remained stranded in the Peñas Blancas border with Nicaragua, began the process to re-enter their country on Sunday, Costa Rica's immigration service reported. That process began after the COVID-19 test to which they were subjected...

Nicaraguans traveling to their country from Costa Rica must have negative proof of Covid-19

(QCOSTARICA) Foreigners and nationals who want to enter Nicaragua from Costa Rica will have to present a negative result in a coronavirus test carried out in the 72 hours prior to the trip. The requirement went into effect July 24, in compliance with a resolution...

Tight restrictions in cantons bordering Nicaragua try to contain migrants

On Tuesday, the Minister of Security, Micheal Soto, announced tight restrictions in cantons and districts bordering Nicaragua, to contain migrants, with a strict vehicular restriction that applies every day from 5:00 pm to 5:00 am. The Ministry of Security identified 10 areas that border Nicaragua,...

Nicaragua Closes Border With Costa Rica!

(QCOSTARICA) The Nicaraguan government ordered the closure of traffic through the Peñas Blancas border post, in protest at the measures taken by Costa Rica in the transfer of goods, within the framework of controls against the new coronavirus. The Nicaraguan measure was confirmed by the...

Costa Rican police detained by the Nicaraguan army.

Two officers from the National Police Academy who were serving on the northern border in the face of the emergency by COVID-19 were detained by the Nicaraguan army for several hours. The event occurred this Thursday afternoon in La Cruz de Guanacaste. According to Jaime Sibaja,...

Without giving up diplomatically, Costa Rica takes measures in the face of the COVID-19 crisis in Nicaragua

Although it does not give up on diplomacy, Costa Rica is taking measures to prevent the social-health crisis in Nicaragua from impacting our territory. For example, covid-19 testing is now mandatory for cross-border truckers, with emphasis on the northern border with Nicaragua. Those truckers who test...

176 Nicaraguans were rejected at the Las Tablillas border post in the last 24 hours

176 Nicaraguans were rejected by Costa Rica's immigration police at the Las Tablillas border post in the last 24 hours. In addition, authorities rejected 50 foreigners (other than Nicaraguans) at the northern border on Tuesday. This rejection occurred as a result of controls on the roads, ...

Costa Rica installs an air base at Nicaragua border

The Government of Costa Rica has installed an area base on the border with Nicaragua and added more police to monitor and prevent the illegal entry of Nicaraguans to Costa Rica through unauthorized crossings or through the Peñas Blancas and Las Tablillas immigration posts. Up...

Costa Rica extends its border closure until April 30

Costa Rica Security Minister, Michale Soto, announced the closure of the border will be extended to April 30, 18 more days than the April 12 date set last month. Soto reported that the decision to extend measure is part of the contingency plan established by...

Residents can leave Costa Rica without losing status

The immigration service - Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - in Costa Rica has confirmed that legal residents can leave the country without losing their residency status. However, as it stands now, non-citizens will not be allowed to re-enter the country until at...

Fuerza Publica prevented 38 illegal illegals from entering the country

The Fuerza Publica (national police) reported carrying out numerous operations in the last Wednesday in the Los Chiles sector, at the Nicaragua border, where 38 Nicaraguans attempting to enter Costa Rica illegally were impeded. According to information from the Ministry of Public Security, the night...

Costa Rica reinforces security at the northern border with Nicaragua

Costa Rican authorities reinforced aerial, maritime and land surveillance on the northern border with Nicaragua, to prevent the entry of non-resident foreigners from the neighboring country. This measure is part of the actions to closed borders starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, when only Costa Rican...

Costa Rica Immigration Prepares For Increase In Nicaraguan Arrivals

Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME), is preparing for an eventual increase in the number of Nicaraguans entering the country due to the political crisis that Nicaragua is experiencing. "We would have to assess the possibility of allowing admission,...

African Migrants Stuck In Costa Rica Are Living A Nightmare

Stuck in Costa Rica, no way to move forward to their final destination, the United States, some 700 migrants amassed at the Peñas Blancas border waiting, hoping Nicaragua will open its border. are living a nightmare. “Nosotros aquí estamos sufriendo mucho.">"We here are suffering. We...

Foreign Ministry Asks Costa Ricans Visiting Nicaragua To Report Their Travel

In order to protect Costa Rican tourists of any capricious or unreasonable acts by Nicaraguan authorities, the Foreign Ministry (Cancielleria in Spanish) asks travelers to report to authorities before leaving Costa Rica for travel to Nicaragua. The objective is to have knowledge of the immigration...

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