Costa Rica closes its borders

Old Mar 16th, 2020, 11:29 AM
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Costa Rica closes its borders

The government just announced that Costa Rica will close its borders Wednesday night, and the closure will run through "at least April 12." Only citizens and foreigners with residency can enter and they must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival. No other foreigners will be allowed to board flights to CR.
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Old Mar 16th, 2020, 11:54 AM
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This is sad but not surprising, especially with Spring Break on the horizon. Guatemala and El Salvador have also announced similar closures.
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Old Mar 16th, 2020, 11:58 AM
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Panama too. Its ban takes effect tonight.
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Old Mar 16th, 2020, 01:35 PM
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That's sad to here, but I hope it keeps everyone safe. We actually considered coming in April this year. Thanks for the update.
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Old Mar 16th, 2020, 01:49 PM
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The ban will encompass Semana Senta (Holy Week), the biggest tourist week of the year. If it keeps people safe, then it has to be done.

All bars and nightspots are closed. Restaurants can remain open, but they can't exceed 50% capacity. All schools are closed too.
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Old Mar 17th, 2020, 05:00 AM
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That should say to hear. Bars and restaurants here are closing, only takeout orders will be accepted. School closed.
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