Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika-affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map . For more information about travel guidance for pregnant women , visit the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach in Tamarindo (Guanacaste)

The Consular Section at U.S.  Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce a Consular Outreach event in Tamarindo on October 20, 2016.  Embassy staff will be available to accept adult passport renewals, perform notarial services, and answer your quesions. WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Embassy Town Hall at 11:00 a.m. WHERE: ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of San Jose-area Airports Due to Turrialba Volcano

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens in Costa Rica that recent ashfall from Turrialba Volcano has caused a temporary interruption of service to and from Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose (SJO) and Tobías Bolaños Airport in Pavas.  The Embassy advises U.S.-bound travelers to avoid going in person to the airport if they do not ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26 – October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach in Puerto Viejo (Limon)

The Consular Section at U.S.  Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce a Consular Outreach event in Puerto Viejo next month.  Embassy staff will be available to accept adult passport renewals, perform notarial services, and answer your questions. WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 1:30-3:00 PM; Embassy Town Hall at 4:30.  WHERE: La Costa de Papito Restaurant ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Anti-Uber Protest and Taxi Driver Strike

The U.S. Embassy in San José, Costa Rica, informs U.S. citizens of a nationwide taxi driver strike against the Uber service to take place starting at 5:00 AM on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.  Current information suggests more than 13,000 demonstrators will participate across Costa Rica, with at least 7,000 individuals participating in the San Jose ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach in Quepos on Thursday, June 23

The Consular Section at U.S.  Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce a Consular Outreach event in Quepos later this month.  Embassy staff will be available to accept adult passport renewals, perform notarial services, and answer your quesions. WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 10:00-12:00; Embassy Town Hall at 12:30.  WHERE: Marina Pez Vela Meeting Room (Quepos) RSVP: ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Outreach Event in Perez Zeledon

The Consular Section of U.S. Embassy San José is pleased to announce an upcoming Consular Outreach event in Perez Zeledon.  Embassy staff will be available to accept adult passport renewals and to perform notarial services. WHERE:  Hotel Zima, 200 meters North, 100 meters East of McDonald’s San Isidro, Perez Zeledon (2770-1114) WHEN: Monday, April 25, 2016 – ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus. Feb 19

The U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for Costa Rica regarding the Zika virus . There is evidence that Zika is linked to birth defects in the fetuses of infected pregnant women and Guillain-Barré syndrome in infected individuals of any age ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica informs U.S. citizens that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is upgrading its advisories regarding the Zika Virus .  For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website .  To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) travel notices, call the  CDC  at 1-800- CDC -INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 from ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Criminal Incident

The Embassy has been notified that on Sunday, November 8th at approximately 9:30 p.m. several apartments in a building housing several expatriates from the United States and Canada were forcibly entered and burglarized by two armed individuals. Two assailants, reportedly wearing dark clothes and masks and armed with pistols, entered the residential compound by way ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Criminal Incident

The Embassy has been notified that on Sunday, November 8th at approximately 9:30 p.m. several apartments in a building housing several expatriates from the United States and Canada were forcibly entered and burglarized by two armed individuals. Two assailants, reportedly wearing dark clothes and masks and armed with pistols, entered the residential compound by way ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Revised message regarding increase in violent criminal activity in San Jose area

This message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Costa Rica to a small but increasing trend of daytime targeted shootings and other violent criminal acts. While expatriate U.S. citizens were not targeted in the recent shootings, they have previously been the victims of opportunistic crimes. These attacks reflect a rise in the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Earthquake Response Simulation

The U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, informs U.S. citizens that on Thursday, September 3, the Costa Rican National Emergency Commission and the San Jose Municipal Emergency Committee will stage a citywide earthquake simulation in downtown San Jose.  The simulation is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 11:00 a.m. The simulation ... Read More»
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