February 4 According to a report by the South American Newspaper Network, in order to continue to control the COVID-19 pandemic and to deal with illegal immigrants to the United States, the Costa Rican government decided on February 1 to continue to close the land border until March 1.
The presidential palace of Costa Rica issued a statement on February 1 to continue to close the land border until March 1.
It is reported that this move has officially entered into force since March 2020 as part of the measures related to the national emergency, and has been extended many times since then.
The statement pointed out that only Costa Rican citizens, or legal foreign immigrants with certificates of permanent, temporary or special residence, can enter Costa Rica by land.
This measure is aimed at controlling the novel coronavirus pandemic on the one hand, responding to illegal immigrants to the United States, while safeguarding the safety and livelihood of Costa Rican people.
So far, Costa Rica has only opened its air and maritime borders. According to the government announcement issued in November 2020, passengers entering Costa Rica by plane do not need to provide any coronavirus test certificate, and passengers can also enter Costa Rica from sea.
All of the above measures are to promote the recovery of tourism and restore the economy hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.