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Coronavirus and flights: Which airlines are arriving and departing from Costa Rica and which are not?

(QCOSTARICA) In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we've updated the list of which airlines have flights to and from Costa Rica and which do not. This is the official information of the Juan Santamaría airport (SJO) up to June 27. Aeroméxico:...

“Reopening of airports not just around the corner,” Minister of Health

(QCOSTARICA) The Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Salas, during the Thursday noon press conference at Casa Presidencial, responded to the question of the reopening of the airports to international tourists with: "It's not just around the corner". The question was put to the minister by...

ICT calls to resume tourist flights on July 1 with Europe and Canada

(QCOSTARICA) The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT - Costa Rican Tourism Board -  reported on Wednesday, June 24, that it will arrange for the government to resume tourist flights starting July 1, first with European countries and, later, with Canada. The ICT explained that this...

Opening to international tourism would start with countries without magnified transmission of COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) Without giving a specific date, including not commenting if the current restrictions of the arrival of tourists will be lifted or extended, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, confirmed that the eventual opening of borders for international tourism will take place gradually and...

Juan Santamaría Airport ready to operate commercial flights

The Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) or San Jose airport has the sanitary protocols ready to operate commercial flights if and when the Ministry of Health gives the word, confirmed Rafael Mencía, executive director of Aeris Costa Rica, the terminal's management company. Measures such as...

Pandemic Travel (photos)

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Which airlines are arriving and departing from Costa Rica and which are not?

(QCOSTARICA) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, which airlines have flights to and from Costa Rica and which are not? This is the official information from the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) as of June 17. Aeroméxico: Suspended operations until further notice. ...

United Continues Commercial flights to/from Costa Rica

(QCOSTRICA TRAVEL) Commercial flights to Costa Rica continue though the arrival of tourists is prohibited until June 15, and international flight arrivals are permitted only at the Juan Santamaria International (SJO) airport in San Jose. United Airlines is currently offering service between Houston, Texas (IAH)...

Coronavirus and flights: which airlines are coming and going from Costa Rica?

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there is confusion about which airlines have flights to and from Costa Rica and which do not. This is the official information of the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) provided by the airport manager, Aeris, as at May...

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...

Civil Aviation prepares protocols for full reopening of international airports

What will the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) and Daniel Oduber (Liberia) airports be like post the coronavirus pandemic? That is what is being discussed at the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil), together with the administrators of the air terminals, as...

Airport taxis will now operate the same as the “rojos”

The lack of tourist arrivals, a  group close to the 120 taxi drivers who operate at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) obtained the approval of the Public Transport Council (CTP) to provide services outside the air terminal. This group of orange taxis will join...

Tourism in Danger by Covid-19: ICT Reports Historical Drop In Arrivals By Air In March

One of the most relevant sectors for the Costa Rican economy is declared in "Total Emergency and State of Calamity", as it is the first time in the "zero" season that total income ceases. The Board of Directors of the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT)...

Iberia Suspends Flights To Costa Rica

Spain's Iberia joins the list of airlines that have suspended flights to and from Costa Rica that it has been operating since 1973, with daily flights for more than a decade. The last flight between Madrid and San Jose will on Friday, March 27. Aeris,...

Covid-19: American Airlines suspends flights in Costa Rica

American Airlines announced Tuesday it will suspend all flights to and from Costa Rica as of Thursday, March 26, in the framework of the global pandemic by COVID-19. The airline said in a statement, flights to and from Costa Rica will resume on May 6. "The...

“No One Checked Me Out”

Rico's TICO BULL - Several arrivals, foreigners, into Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport the last week had a similar answer: no one checked me out. I had each one, how was the line inside (the immigration and customs line), what were you...

Civil Aviation halts flight departure to Panama for review of virus

Costa Rica's Civil Aviation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil) confirmed that at 11:30 pm Saturday, the flight that was delayed for practically most of the day due to an alert for the presence of the coronavirus Covid-19, departed from the Juan Santamaría International or...

There Is NO Suspected Case of Coronavirus in Costa Rica

#NOCOMECUENTO. Social media and various (non-reliable) online websites claimed the first case of coronavirus in Costa Rica. That is not so. Costa Rica DOES NOT have any suspicious or confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19). The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) ruled out that the...

34 Ticos Arriving From South Korea Under Observation For Coronavirus: None Show Symptoms

Costa Rica Health authorities confirmed Friday that they have 34 Costa Ricans (Ticos) arriving on Tuesday from South Korea under observation, in case they show symptoms of the new Covid-19 coronavirus. Rodrigo Marín Rodríguez, director of Vigilancia de la Salud, said that all these people...

Ministry of Health insists there is no need to prevent travel with China

Costa Rican airports have a coordination and contingency plan in case someone from China (especially Wuhan) arrives in the country with respiratory symptoms. There are also posters with key information and recommendations for tourists entering or leaving the country. All this is part of the...

Santamaria, A UFO!

An Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) - Objeto Volador No Identificado (OVNI), in Spanish -  captured on video on Tuesday afternoon near the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) or San Jose airport, has caused a stir in social networks. So far there have been all kinds...

Two Americans Nabbed At San Jose Airport With US$644,000 In Cash

Two Americans tried to enter Costa Rica, through the San Jose international airport (SJO), with US$644,344 dollars in their carryons. According to a press release from the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (MSP) - Ministry of Public Security -  the men were identified by their last...

Star Wars Fever Arrives In Costa Rica (Photos)

Good morning and happy Saturday! Star Wars fever arrived at the San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica airport last night, with the landing of the United Airlines Boeing 737-800 with special painting to the new movie of the Star Wars saga, The Rise of Skywalker. ...

What is the impact of recent turbulence on Costa Rica’s commercial aviation?

Volaris announced on November 13 that it would freeze the growth of its operations in Costa Rica. The risk of a strong increase in costs, the possibility of extending a contract and the current competitiveness of fares are the three axes of the tense...

IATA: “High costs and lack of definition of the future of Juan Santamaría airport threaten aviation in Costa Rica”

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed its "deep concern" for the increases in airport charges and the cost of aviation fuel at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). In addition, the IATA considered that Costa Rica's airport infrastructure expansion plans "do not have a...

Where and when is Costa Rica going to build its new airport?

The government of Costa Rica lacks a roadmap for its plan to build a new international airport at Orotina in the province of Alajuela. After 18 months in office, President Carlos Alvarado assured La Republica that he will hire a study to have a firm...

Economic Situation Forces Costa Ricans To Travel and Spend Less Abroad

Due to the country's economic situation, between 2017 and 2018 there was a 2% drop in the number of Costa Ricans who left from Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) and 4% in total expenditures abroad. The airport manager, Aeris, figures detail that between 2017 and...

Civil Aviation repairs one of the three systems whose breakdown complicated landings at San Jose

Civil Aviation authorities said their repaired one of the three devices that were out of operation at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), known as the San Jose airport, a situation that made landings in bad weather difficult. The Dirección General de Aviación Civil confirmed...

Breakdowns In Equipment Complicate Bad Weather Landings At San Jose Airport

Problems with three signaling systems out of operation complicated the landings at the Juan Santamaría International - San Jose airport (SJO) during bad weather conditions on Monday. Aeris, the manager of Costa Rica's main air terminal, reported that on Monday night, 19 flights were affected...

Flat Tire On Runway Flat Tire Delayed Several Flights At San Jose Airport This Morning

A Cessna 208B with a flat tire on the active runway forced the closure of the Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO) - San Jose airport - this Tuesday morning, reported AviacionCR.net on its Facebook page. The airport was fully functional again at 9:20 am after the...

VIP Lounges At the San Jose Airport

Leaving Costa Rica by way of the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), known as the San Jose Airport, means long waits to your fight. Rules at the airport require check-in at the airline counter of at least one hour, though most airlines recommend two...

1999: The Concorde Arrives In Costa Rica

The arrival of the Air France Concorde to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica in January 1999. The date was Sunday, January 24, 1999, at 1:00 pm. The plane carried 90 passengers who each paid (at the time) US$52,500 for the 20 day...

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