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Immigration

On Thursday August 06th, 2020, we received a call from a Costa Rican woman seeking help. Her husband, a US national with Permanent Residency as Parent of a Costa Rican national, flew in from the US on a repatriation flight (flight UA2448) coming from Houston. This US national had departed

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More Restrictions to Enter the Country
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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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Businesses must update exception letters to circulate
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According to the new regulations of the EXECUTIVE DECREE NUMBER 42484-MOPT-S, where the President of the Republic, the Minister of Public Works and Transport, and the Minister of Health, establish that starting on August 1st the exception letters that allow for transit during restricted times will be valid only two

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Immigration

Travel restrictions remain for land and sea travel. Travel restrictions are lifted for residents who arrive by plane.  No indication of how the travel restrictions affect people with pending applications for residency.  Yesterday a note was published stating that travel restrictions were lifted according to the regulations published by the

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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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sjo airport costa rica covid
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In a press conference from the President´s Office today at 1:00 PM local time, President Alvarado along with the Ministers of Health, Tourism and Planning, issued the measures to open the airports for international air travel to Costa Rica, as well as to measures to open businesses in the tourism

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border open
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Decree 42432-MGP-S extending the closure of our borders until August 01st, 2020 was published on June 30th, 2020. The Decree states that Costa Rican borders are closed until August 01st, 2020. The date may be extended if Authorities deem it necessary. Until our borders reopen, only Residents and people with

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avoid losing your residency
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Obtaining residency in Costa Rica is difficult and costly. There are a lot of documents required to obtain residency which also cost money; the processing time is lengthy and it can become frustrating, and the costs are high when you add up the government fees, legal fees and expenses. So,
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entering costa rica during covid19
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Update June 30, 2020: Our borders will remain closed until August 01, 2020 (this date may be extended and may not apply to all travelers).  In the past few weeks, we have received many questions and seen various posts on the Facebook groups regarding the possibility of entering Costa Rica

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Decree 42374-MGP-S extending the closure of our borders until June 30th, 2020 was published on May 31st, 2020. The Decree simply states that Costa Rican borders are closed until June 30th, 2020. The date may be extended if Authorities deem it necessary. Until our borders reopen, only Residents and people

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