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San Jose airport empty on reopening

(QCOSTARICA) Empty, but ready to receive, is the way to describe the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) on Saturday, August 1, the first day of the reopening of the air terminal to tourists. Costa Rica barred the arrival of foreign tourists on March 18, a...

Non-Canadian, EU or UK citizens with new entry rules for Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Travelers who are not citizens of countries authorized to fly to Costa Rica for now, such as U.S. citizens, will be able to enter Costa Rica meeting the requirements set out on Tuesday (July 28) by the Dirección General de Migración de Extranjería...

Opening of commercial flights to the country begins on August 1

(QCOSTARICA) The Government on Thursday detailed opening up Costa Rica's airports to international commercial flights, for now, from Canada, the European Union*, and the United Kingdom, as of August 1. The first flights to arrive at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose,...

Opening dates at airports in the region

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica confirmed this Thursday the opening of its air borders starting on August 1, for a very limited market: commercial flights from Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom. The country would thus become one of the first in the region to...

The requirements for travelers and the protocols at airports on August 1

(QCOSTARICA) Starting August 1, 2020, Costa Rica will reopen its airports to travelers from Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom, as announced this Thursday. The minister of Tourism, Gustavo Segura, said that the reopening of the country's international airports will be gradual and...

(Video) COVID-19 Protocols at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), in San Jose gets is ready to welcome back the international visitors. The airport operator, Aeris, taken all precautions to welcome visitors safely. More videos on Costa Rica here.

Coronaviruses and flights: Which airlines are arriving and departing from Costa Rica and which are not to July 20?

(QCOSTARICA) In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there is confusion and uncertainty on air travel to and from Costa Rica, airports open or closed, which airlines are providing flights and which are not. One, the country's airports are open, but only the Juan Santamaria...

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...

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. ...

Lufthansa announces two weekly flights to Costa Rica starting June 17

The German airline, Lufthansa, announced two weekly flights between Costa Rica and the city of Frankfurt starting on Wednesday, June 17. The days of operation, according to the airline will be Wednesdays and Saturdays from the Juan Santamaría International (SJO) Airport in San Jose, departing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Inaugural Flight: JFK- SJO

American Airlines began on Thursday, November 21 daily service between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). JFK-SJO: Departs New York daily at 3:59 pm and arrives at 9:42 pm Departs the San José area at 11:03 pm and...

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...

New ‘aerodromo’ triggers visitation to Drake Bay

Travel within Costa Rica by air is a tricky business, mostly due to the lack of infrastructure in adequate airfields, aeródromo in Spanish. Even in popular tourist areas like Tamarindo, Quepos, Tambor, and La Fortuna the infrastructure has been sketchy at best. Imagine now some...

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...

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