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United States Supports Women Entrepreneurs and Students in Costa Rica

The U.S. Embassy’s support allows 69 students from science high schools and public teaching centers that are part of the Ministry of Public Education’s National STEAM Education Strategy to participate in the virtual Central American STEAM Women in Science camp. In addition, 120 women entrepreneurs are participating in the 2022 version of the Academy of ...
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Event: Travel Advisory – Costa Rica Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Costa Rica due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to crime. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4  Travel Health Notice for Costa Rica  due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.  Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms ...
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Event: Travel Advisory – Costa Rica Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica (January 19, 2022) Reconsider travel to Costa Rica due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to crime.    Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 3 Travel Health Notice  for Costa Rica due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. ...
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Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.  Once you confirm your registration, follow a few simple steps to vote in the ...
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Message For U.S. Citizens: Travel to the United States on Expired U.S. Passports

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Jose (January 3, 2022) Location:  Costa Rica Subject:  Travel to the United States on Expired U.S. Passports If you are overseas and your U.S. passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States ...
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