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legal considerations
Immigration

Residents are allowed to travel abroad and return effective August 2nd. According to the regulations issued by the DGME, the restrictions for foreign residents will expire on August 1st.  There has not been an updated version of the restrictions issued by the DGME. This is a developing story. Please read

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CondominiumPropertyReal Estate

Under Costa Rican law, the following options are available to purchase and to own real estate. Fee Simple Absolute This option is the absolute title for a piece of land, free of any other claims against the title, which one can sell or pass to another by will or inheritance.

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same sex parents
FamilyHuman Rights

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced recently, the guidelines it will follow to register babies who are born in marriages formed by people of the same sex. Babies with two mothers will automatically receive the surnames of both women, while the children of two fathers must be adopted, due to

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BusinessGovernment

Pursuant to the new measures issued by the CR Government due to the spread of the COVID 19th virus, this is a list of exceptions for the vehicle restrictions enacted by the Department of Health. Vehicles to transport merchandise or cargo for the following essential productive activities: Agriculture, fishing and

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Authorities instruct epidemiological fence throughout the GAM
BusinessGovernment

There is a total vehicle restriction and a total closure of establishments for five days, from Monday 13 to Friday 17 July, to all cantons on orange alert, both inside and outside the GAM. On weekends (Saturday 11 and Sunday 12, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July) a vehicle restriction

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barra del colorado costa rica
LivingTourismTravel

Process of more than eight years for the creation of this new protected area, constitutes a historical milestone in terms of governance, climate change and marine spatial planning. “It marks a before and after in the way the country decides to manage its marine-coastal resources. It is an example of the

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BusinessTourism

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council awarded Costa Rica worldwide recognition for its permanent efforts in the development and consolidation of sustainable tourism. Accreditation is for the standard of the Certificate of Sustainable Tourism (CST) of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. The main advantage in obtaining this award is the increase

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ccss costa rica
BusinessCCSSGovernment

President Carlos Alvarado, requested the Board of Directors of the CCSS agreed to maintain the reduction of the minimum tax base for another month. The measure will contribute to coping with the effects of the COVID-19 emergency on companies and the workforce. The Executive Branch will include in the extraordinary

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BusinessCarsTravel

Starting this Saturday, the Ministry of Health implemented the sanitary vehicle restriction with stricter measures, due to the increase in cases of COVID-19 in the country, which already exceed 2,000 Vehicular traffic will be allowed exclusively for access to health centers, pharmacies, suppliers, grocery stores and supermarkets by odd and

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward
BusinessGovernmentHealth Care

The opening of cinemas, theaters, museums and shops is postponed on weekends, as well as places of worship and extended hours of beaches. From Saturday the 20th to 10a.m. at Monday 22 at 5a.m. The total vehicle restriction will apply for the entire country, under the scheme used at Easter. The cantons

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