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How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come

In late 2019, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published its “Economic Performance of the Airline Industry” report. It contained a 2020 forecast of 4.1 per cent growth in global air traffic demand and net post-tax profits for North American airlines of US$16.5 billion. Travel...

The most beautiful places in Costa Rica to visit after quarantine

Nestled between the stunning waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, sits the Central American paradise of Costa Rica. The small, Spanish-speaking nation has made a name for itself as one of the hottest must-see tourist destinations in the region - and...

Man who disrespected quarantine to go to banks is sentenced to pay ¢1 million in medical supplies

A resident of Desamparados had the stubborn streak of disrespecting the mandatory quarantine prescribed for him, was fined ¢1,000,000 colones. In a statement to the press, the Prosecutor's Office for Desamparados said the man on Thursday accepted an abbreviated process to avoid a full...

Mayor of San Carlos proposes total lockdown of his canton: “Nobody comes in, nobody goes out”!

(QCOSTARICA) Closing access - entrance and exit - to the districts and towns to avoid that it continues to increase in cases due to COVID-19 in San Carlos, is the proposal by Alfredo Córdoba, mayor of that canton. Córdoba explained that they located the companies...

15 Costa Ricans who have arrived by plane tested positive for COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) Since the restricted borders measures in Costa Rica went into effect, a total of 13 flights have landed at the Juan Santamaría International Airport, repatriating Costa Ricans.   The last one was from Colombia, arriving this Saturday (May 9) morning. These are Costa Ricans who for...

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed how fragile everyday life is

Moments of social disruption are a valuable reminder that so much of what we take for granted — our sense of normalcy — isn’t necessarily normal at all. The breakdown of the ordinary forces us to confront the ideas and expectations that lie at the...

Costa Rica, the exception of the Americas during the coronavirus epidemic

While other countries in the Americas face the worst phase of the coronavirus epidemic, Costa Rica accumulates six days of sustained reduction in active cases and the lowest mortality from the epidemic outbreak on the continent. Once again, the small and stable Central American democracy...

Immigration must allow the entry of a Canadian assistant to a young woman with a disability

Updated. Costa Rica's Constitutional Court resolved with merit the habeas corpus petition by a young Costa Rican woman, whose caregiver, a Canadian national, was being denied entry into the country due to the restrictive border measures interposed during the national emergency With the court decision,...

Colombia’s ‘webcam’ models reinvent themselves in the face of pandemic demand boom

Eroticism and sex online are no longer enough. In isolation due to the pandemic, Colombian webcamers now spend more time listening and offering advice of all kinds to clients who do not know how to deal with quarantine. The demand for its services has not...

Tico Arriving From Mexico Fined ¢450,000 for disrespecting quarantine

A 23-year-old Tico missionary identified by his last names Zúñiga Zamora will have have to pay a ¢450,000 colones fine for disregarding the mandatory quarantine imposed on his arrival from Mexico. Zúñiga, like all Costa Rican and residents arriving from abroad, had to stay at...

Fines for disregarding Health order to coronaviruses from ¢450,000 to ¢2.3 million

On Monday, the Ministry of Health sent to the Legislative Assembly an initiative to toughen economic sanctions for those who fail to comply with special orders or measures, such as quarantines. The document, “Reforma al artículo 378 y adición de un artículo 378 bis a...

Keylor Navas paid ¢117 million colones to return to Costa Rica

Keylor Navas decided to return to Costa Rica with his family in the face of the global threat from the coronavirus, which in France, where more than 40,000 have tested positive and more than 2,600 people of the covid-19. In France, Navas is the #1...

Colombia confirms first coronavirus death

Colombia’s health ministry late on Saturday confirmed Colombia’s first death attributed to the coronavirus, as the disease continues to spread worldwide. Arnold de Jesús Ricardo Iregui is the first victim of coronavirus covid-19 in Colombia The victim was a 58-year-old man, Arnold de Jesús Ricardo Iregui,...

Persons Under Covid-19 Health Order Can Only Go Out For Medical Attention

The Ministry of Health updated this Friday the "General guidelines for home isolation for Costa Ricans, residents and diplomats who enter the country due to the health alert for Coronavirus (COVID-19)" and eliminated the exit permit to buy food or medications. The more than 3,000...

What you should know when you return to Costa Rica and are quarantined

If you, a national or legal resident, enter the country through any airport, seaport or land border starting today, Wednesday, the Immigration officers will hand you a Health order that to a mandatory 14-day isolation, a nicer word for quarantine. But don't think the isolation...

Coronavirus: March 16, 2020

On Monday, March 16, the Ministry of Health confirmed six more cases of coronavirus covid-19, raising the total to 41. To continue the fight against. the government of Carlos Alvarado announced a continuation of the yellow alert, it will be decreeing a national emergency and...

A Tica in Wuhan, China

The city is empty. The recommendation, with a tone of order, is that people do not leave except what is strictly necessary. The subway is paralyzed, buses do not operate and taxis remain parked. That is the panorama in Wuhan, the Chinese city quarantined by the...

4 Ticos Living In The Chinese City Quarantined by the Coronavirus

Authorities in China have imposed indefinite travel restrictions on tens of millions of people across 11 cities in an unprecedented effort to contain the spread of a deadly new coronavirus, as hospitals at the epicenter of the outbreak struggle to handle a surge in...

Bovine Rabies Outbreak Detected In Puriscal (San Jose) Farm

QCOSTARICA - The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA) - National Animal Health Service - has identified an outbreak in a cattle farm, the Quebrada Honda de Puriscal (in Puriscal, San Jose),where it has established sanitary and quarantine measures. From a statement issued by the...

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