Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Jose (6 April 2020)

Location:  Costa Rica – Level 4: Do Not Travel  Location:  Costa Rica – Level 4: Do Not Travel  Event: Costa Rica has now confirmed 467 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Costa Rica today announced that the borders will remain closed to non-citizens and residents until April 30, an extension of the previous closure announcement. Commercial flights between ...
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COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: Costa Rica has 454 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders, as of 4/05/2020. Entry and Exit Requirements: Currently, and continuing until April 12, only Costa Rican citizens, residents, those whose residency is in process, minor children of Costa Rican citizens, and foreign diplomats will be able to enter Costa Rica. This restriction ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates Essential Equipment to Costa Rican CCSS

The United States Embassy -through the U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Program- did the first of two donations of medical protection equipment to the Costa Rican Social Security Institution (CCSS). The equipment was purchased from local Costa Rican providers and it included: 9.700 medical gowns 57.000 pairs of surgical gloves. There will be a second ...
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AUTHORIZED LEGAL PERMANENCE UNDER THE TOURISM SUBCATGEGORY

The period of legal permanence authorized for foreign persons under the migratory subcategory of Tourism who entered the country after December 17, is extended until May 17, 2020. The Immigration Administration will also limit in-person operations through May 17 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Documents that would have expired during that ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica March 6, 2020 Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide.  On March 6, 2020, the Costa Rican Ministry of Health identified one case of COVID-19 in an American Citizen ...
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