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The United States Donates Half a Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Costa Rica

Press Release Tuesday, July 13, 2021 The United States Embassy in San Jose is pleased to announce the arrival of half a million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses at Juan Santamaria Airport on July 13, donated to Costa Rica by the United States Government as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global vaccine sharing framework. The donation ...
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Safe Tourists

The United States Embassy joined the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), the National Tourist Security Council (CONSETUR), and the National Women Institute (INAMU) to create the Guide to Good Security Practices in Tourism Operations, a document that supports the work of tourism services operators on safety and security issues. These guides will contribute to enhancing ...
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Travel Alert: National Public Transport Strike Possible on June 15

Travel Alert: National Public Transport Strike Possible on June 15 Location: Costa Rica – Level 4 Do Not Travel Travel Alert: Monday June 14, 2021 Event:  National Public Transport Strike Possible on June 15, 2021 Costa Rican media outlets are reporting that the bus and taxi driver unions are calling for a national public transportation strike across Costa Rica ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Costa Rica

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MAY 27, 2021 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel on June 1-2 to San José, Costa Rica, where he will engage with senior leaders from Central America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, as well as Costa Rican government officials and civil society. While in San José, Secretary ...
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 Travel Advisory: Information on COVID-19 Restrictions for March 2021. Information on Entry and Exit requirements for Costa Rica.

Location: Costa Rica Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports.  Expired passports cannot be used for travel outbound from the United States. Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Jose (May 25, 2021) If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be ...
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