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Few days left on tourist visa extension

EXPAT FOCUS - Tourists who arrived in Costa Rica last year, but due to the pandemic resulting in canceled flights and restricted borders in some countries, they remained in Costa Rica beyond their authorized stay. For this, the immigration service - Dirección General de Migración...

Costa Rica reopens land borders to tourists starting April 5

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica will reopen the land borders to tourists starting Monday, April 5, announced this Tuesday afternoon the Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Segura. The land borders with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south have been closed to tourists, due to...

Immigration issues resolution extending “tourist” visas

UPDATED: The DGME confirmed that anyone entering the country on or after December 17, 2019, will be allowed to legally stay until June 1st, 2021. QCOSTARICA - Monday evening the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjera (DGME) - Costa Rica's immigration service - posted on...

20 French tourists tested positive for covid-19 in Costa Rica; six are hospitalized

QCOSTARICA - Twenty French tourists who entered Costa Rica in a group tested positive for covid-19 in our country. Six of them remain hospitalized. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health this Tuesday afternoon, reported La Nacion. “We do have a group of 20 French...

More than 15 thousand tourists have purchased INS travel insurance

QCOSTARICA - Since August 1, when Costa Rica announced the gradual opening of its air borders and up to December 15, a total of 15,972 tourists purchased traveler insurance from the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS). After four months of closure due to the covid-19...

Costa Rica gets set to receive all tourists as of November 1

QCOSTARICA -  With two days before Costa Rica opens its borders to tourists from all over the world, on November 1, the Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Segura, detailed the measures that the tourism sector will take to receive them. "It will be a gradual and...

Open letter to the Minister of Tourism: Time to get serious

QCOSTARICA - OPINION - Dear Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Segura Sancho, as you have mentioned on various occasions, tourism is the engine that drives Costa Rica's economy. Following your momination to the post on July 8, 2020, you referred to the three key axis in...

ICT will verify international insurance for tourists online

(QCOSTARICA) The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) keeps refining the entry requirements for tourists following the opening of air borders on August 1 and more particular to U.S. tourists from selected states on September 1. One of the issues found my many is the verification...

President of the Dominican Republic offers free insurance to tourists

(QCOSTARICA) While in Costa Rica it was intended to charge travel insurance of almost a thousand dollars to foreign tourists, in the Dominican Republic they offer free insurance. After a series of criticisms from public opinion, the Costa Rican government relented and allowed other operators...

IATA warns Costa Rica for overcharging on travel insurance

(QCOSTARICA) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) issued a warning to the Costa Rican government for the "excessive" cost of the mandatory travel insurance policy for international travelers entering the country. One of the requirements established for the entry of foreign tourists to the country...

President has to act quickly on tourist insurance requirements

(QCOSTARICA) OPINION - Today, August 1, is an important day. The day that Costa Rica's international airports reopen to the much-needed tourists that is expected to revive the country's economy. It is also one day after Costa Rica's president ordered to evaluate the use of...

Expensive insurance policy and COVID-19 test increase the cost of traveling to Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica has become a much more expensive destination for foreign tourists starting August 1, when the country reopens its air borders. The cost of travel to Costa Rica has become more expensive due to the requirement that international tourists, starting this Saturday, must...

Americans can after all arrive in Costa Rica starting August 1, but they really, really have to want to

(Rico's TICO BULL) As I've expressed it before, "everything simple made difficult" is the Costa Rican Way of things. Especially when it comes to central government and its agencies; one day one says one thing, a few days later another says something else or...

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