Saturday 19 June 2021

U.S. Explains to Costa Rica why it raised the alert level for travelers

Costa Rica was told of the difficulty of getting the country back to the previous risk level.

The Office of Consular Affairs of the U.S. State Department reaffirmed to Costa Rica’s Ambassador Fernando Llorca, in Washington D.C., on Friday, January 24, that the reasons for raising the alert level for people traveling to Costa Rica is due to a change in the criteria with which all nations are evaluated.

In the photo, Foreign Minister Manuel Ventura (standing) with his counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, during his visit to Costa Rica last week

In a press release, the Costa Rican Foreign Ministry said that the Ambassador was shown that the level previously occupied by Costa Rica, to which the country wishes to return, “is now very difficult to achieve”.

- Advertisement -

It added that the adjustment in the methodology will imply that the level of warning will be reallocated on most countries.

“They also stressed that they do not expect that there will be an impact on the tourist attraction of the country for the US market and that these warnings are not ‘categories or notes’ for a given country, but simply, a recommendation given to travelers seeking prevention and that they are attentive to their surroundings during their stay abroad,” says the statement from Casa Amarilla (Ministry of Foreign Affairs in San Jose).

On January 6, the U.S. government informed the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) – Tourism Board, that it increased the security alert to travel to Costa Rica from level 1, in which tourists are urged to take normal precautions, to level 2, in which urges travelers to increase care.

Last week, during his visit to Costa Rica, the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, promised to check if the country’s reclassification was correct. The meeting between Llorca and the officers of the Office of Consular Affairs was held in response to the agreement between Pompeo and Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado.

- Advertisement -

During the meeting with Carl C. Risch, Undersecretary of Consular Affairs and Karin M. King, Deputy Undersecretary of Citizen Services Abroad, told Llorca of the difficulty of getting Costa Rica back to the previous risk level.

The Costa Rican ambassador presented the recent achievements in public security, that Costa Rica had in 2019 a decrease in the murder rate and in the number of tourist robberies.

“It was also noted that Costa Rica is the most successful country in the region for the joint confiscation of drugs, having reached more than 81 metric tons of cocaine and marijuana in the present administration,” the Foreign Ministry said.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

U.S. – China Dispute reaches company expanding the road to Limón

(QCOSTARICA) The dispute between the United States and China reaches the...

MOST READ

Ortega government accuses imprisoned opponents of receiving money from the United States to overthrow him

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Nicaraguan government assures that the imprisoned political opponents detained on charges of “inciting foreign intervention” are “usurpers” financed by the...

Nicaragua government assures that detainees violated one of the Ten Commandments

TODAY NICARAGUA – The vice president of Nicaragua and First Lady, Rosario Murillo, assured that those who feel persecuted are for the crimes they...

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s feature debut, Clara Sola, ready for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Q ENTERTAINMENT (CINEUROPA) Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature, Clara Sola, is ready to take part in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film...

Fifth tropical wave precipitation will be heavier in the north of the country

QCOSTARICA - For this Wednesday, the arrival of the fifth tropical wave of the season is expected, thus reinforcing the rainy activity mainly to...

Companies covered up defective asphalt

QCOSTARICA - The judicial file of the Cochinilla Case, on alleged corruption in road works, exposes how three companies would have covered up the...

Heavy downpours generated the first phreatic eruption of this year at the Turrialba volcano

QCOSTARICA - Several residents of La Pastora, La Central and Monte Calas, in the vicinity of the Turrialba volcano, heard a loud rumbling early...

Construction companies that paid alleged bribes would be disqualified for ten years

QCOSTARICA - If it is proven in a final judgment that they did pay bribes to Conavi officials, several companies could be disqualified from...

Tourism’s path to recovery

QREPORTS - A new travel trends research paper released today by Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform, reveals that vaccine rollouts globally are...

Rainy afternoons and nights this week in most of the country

QCOSTARICA - Characteristic of the rainy season, we will see rain in the afternoons and nights in the Central Valley, the entire Pacific coast,...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.