The economy of Costa Rica gradually opens up to business after lockdown

The tourism industry is one of the main sources of Costa Rica’s economy, and of course, has been hit hard by the pandemic. In the Nandamojo area, this is not an exception. Not only the hotel and business owners, but all the local population of workers that live upon their work in hotels, resorts, restaurants, and all kinds of tourist attractions, everyone has suffered a dramatic income decrease and has the challenge to stand up and come back to business as soon as possible, following all the necessary protocols.

Since the government announcement of commercial flights activity opening gradually as from August 1st, the Costa Rican government has opened up further restrictions: Minister of Tourism Gustavo Segura announced that starting September 1st, six weekly flights will be allowed —four into Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO) in San Jose and 2 into Daniel Oduber Intl. (LIR) in Liberia— including flights from New York, New Jersey as well as the states of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Connecticut.

44 countries are now part of the list that can visit Costa Rica, among which we may include the Schengen Area, the European Union, the UK, Canada, Japan, Thailand, China, Australia, New Zealand, and Uruguay. You can read more about the allowed airlines and hub airports allowed to visit Costa Rica on this page.

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Meanwhile, lodges and hotels have opened their businesses to locals and foreigners that are slowly beginning to visit our beautiful beaches, our people, and culture.

What you need to know if you plan to visit Costa Rica in 2020

If you are already packing your bags and planning to travel to Costa Rica during coronavirus pandemic, please care to read carefully the information on this page. There are a number of measures and temporary restrictions that the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) manager AERIS has implemented regarding COVID-19 health emergency.

Juan Santamaría Airport Information – SJO


Liberia Airport Flight Information – LIR


Come Visit our Paradise!

We invite you to navigate our local options for lodging, dining, and a variety of amusing activities for you and your families to enjoy while waiting for the world to come back to normal. You can also navigate our real estate section for more permanent plans.

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

— Nelson Mandela

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