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More Restrictions to Enter the Country
ImmigrationTourismTravel

Costa Rica’s borders are opened solely to travelers coming from Canada, the EU, and the UK by air, through the Juan Santamaria or Daniel Oduber airports, until August 31st, 2020. This means that only people that have been in these countries for the past 14 days will be able to

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ImmigrationTourismTravel

You can find below a list of questions and answers on this opening process, divided by category. Also, you can find the translated PDF with all the details here. Whilst we have received information on the upcoming rules that will come into effect from August 01 and which allowed us to post
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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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drivers license update
ImmigrationTourism

2020-000536 MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION. – San Jose, April 28, 2020 5:00 p.m. Official Letter No. DVT-DGEV- 2020-195 of March 16, 2020 from Lic. María Eugenia Salazar Salaverry, Deputy Director a. i. of Traffic Education to the Vice-Minister of Transport and Road Safety requesting the declaration of state

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drivers license update
GovernmentImmigrationTourism

MOPT Ministry of Public Works and Transportation Press Release Public Relations Department (506) 2523-2063 / (506) 2523-2062 www.mopt.go.cr   All services related to driver licenses to remain suspended until May 15 Written and driving tests, license homologation and renewal are amongst the services affected. Grace period is extended for anyone

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ImmigrationTourismTravel

The Immigration Department issued this morning, April 24th, 2020 Resolution N° DJUR-0069-04-2020-JM, which, in summary, states: The Immigration Department WILL NOT receive Residency applications from now on and until May 17th, 2020. This includes all categories. Basically, Residency applications are suspended until May 17th, 2020. Consequently, documents which will expire

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PropertyReal EstateTourism

The current technological revolution includes mobile applications for all kinds of services, from buying food and objects which you receive at your door, a ride around town and even non-traditional renting. In Costa Rica the latter type of service had not been regulated until the middle of the month of

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BusinessLandlord/TenantReal EstateTourism

The Costa Rican Congress introduced a bill to regulate non-traditional lodgings such as AirB&B or VRBO.   The Proposal The proposal for the law intends to regulate the short-term rentals or vacation rentals. It will be applicable to various types of properties, whether it is a home, an apartment, villas,

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TaxesTourismTravel

Two congress women put two separate bills in congress with the intention to charge additional taxes to tourist, as well as implementing other requirements.  One of the bills was brought by Shirley Díaz from the PUSC and the other by Paola Vega from PAC. The intention of the bills is

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