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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...

More than 15,000 foreigners rejected

(QCOSTARICA) As a result of the operations of the Ministry of Public Security in the North and South border areas, 15,580 foreigners who intended to remain on Costa Rican soil have been rejected or expelled. According to the figures shared by the authorities, the highest...

Legislators Demand Gvt control illegal entry at the northern border

(QCOSTARICA) To avoid further contagion from COVID -19, it is urgent that Carlos Alvarado stop illegal entry across the northern border, according to several opposition legislators. In their opinion, the government's work has been "bad and slow" in this area, regardless of whether the economy...

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,...

Nicaraguan Government issues reciprocal sanitary measures for the entry of Costa Rican truckers

(QCOSTARICA) The Nicaraguan Government issued an agreement, which establishes reciprocal treatment for Costa Rican cargo carriers in its territory, in response to the measures imposed by Costa Rica for the control of possible covid-19 infections. In this way, Costa Rican truckers will enter with GPS...

Nicaragua-Costa Rica bus routes may only carry documented passengers

(QCOSTARICA) Bus companies that transport passengers between Nicaragua and Costa Rica (and vice versa) must request from passengers the cedula (identity card), residency document (DIMEX) or their passport that certifies their legal presence in Costa Rica. This measure is complemented by the guideline that restricts...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Confirmed cases now at 866, Gvt accused by Nicaragua of closing border

Health Minister Daniel Salas confirmed at noon Monday that the country added three new cases of people infected with Covid-19, the total now standing at 866. The average age range is from three months to 87 years, of which 471 are men and 395 are...

Couple smuggled and housed foreigners into the country

A couple was arrested this Friday, May 15, accused of smuggling migrants into the country, through the Upala area. Officials from the Immigration Police raided a home in Bijagua de Upala, in which two Costa Ricans, were arrested for transferring and accommodating five Cuban nationals,...

Truckers in transit will move in police convoys

As of today, Friday, truckers in transit from north to south of the country, will move in convoys, escorted by the Fuerza Publica (National Police) A negative test for the coronavirus will not be required of them, the decision coming after complaints by carriers of...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 815 confirmed cases, 8th death recorded

The number of cases of covid-19 in Costa Rica reached 815 this Wednesday when 11 new infections were registered in the last 24 hours. On Tuesday, there were 804. The 11 new infections are associated with at least three conglomerates or clusters, and are the...

Six years in prison for man for smuggling in foreigners during coronavirus pandemic

The San Carlos Flagrancy Court sentenced a trucker to six years and six months in prison who facilitated the illegal entry of two foreigners, along the northern border, during the coronavirus emergency. On Thursday, the court the man identified by his last names Santos Rios,...

Making the dream come true of two Nicaraguan boys in times of Covid-19

The work of Costa Rica's police forces at the northern border is not just about keeping foreigners out and detaining those that make it into the country through the blind spots. on Tuesday, members of the Fuerza Publica (National Police), with the support of the...

69 Nicaraguans illegal in Costa Rica intercepted in Los Chiles

Police patrols in Los Chiles, intercepted a group of 69 Nicaraguans illegally in Costa Rica. The incident occurred Wednesday morning in the La Trocha sector, near the border with Nicaragua. The foreigners traveled together, crowded in a truck used to transport livestock, making its way...

Keeping our northern border secure

Officers from the Immigration Police, the Fuerza Publica (National Police) and Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) working together to keep the northern border with Nicaragua secure. In addition to these three police forces, taking part in the border security are Border Pollice (Policia de Fronteras)...

Field Hospital At The Northern Border To release hospital for patient care with covid-19

The president of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), Roman Macaya, said that on Saturday began the assembly of the Mobile Medical Unit in Los Chiles, Alajuela, bordering Nicaragua. It consists of a provisional or field hospital, whose objective will be to free the...

Undocumented Nicaraguans continue to search for blind spots on the border

The coronavirus pandemic has created challenges for Costa Rican authorities in controlling the 309 kilometer long north border, as undocumented Nicaraguans continue to seek out blind spots in security. Security Minister Michael Soto confirmed that extraordinary efforts are being made to comply with the measures...

Truckers Line Up More Than10 Km At Nicaragua Border

The holiday season means a spike at the Peñas Blancas border crossing with Nicaragua, as thousands of Nicaraguans visit family and friends in their homeland, and visitors in Costa Rica taking advantage of tourism in the country to the north. The increased border traffic is...

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