Published Monday, January 11, 2021
United and KLM reopen flights to Guanacaste
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia Canton, Guanacaste Province, is receiving the reopened commercial flights from United Airlines and KLM Airlines.
United Airlines reopened flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif. The first flight from Los Angeles arrived on Friday, while the flight from San Francisco arrived on Saturday. Both coastal cities place in Costa Rica’s list of top metropolitan areas where people are interested in traveling to the Central American country, according to data provided by the Tourism Institute.
United Airlines has been providing direct flights from another metropolis, Chicago to Liberia airport.
From the Netherlands, KLM Airlines has reopened the direct flight from Amsterdam to Guanacaste, taking-off every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
Other airlines that announced the reopening of direct flights to Guanacaste are Delta Airlines from Los Angeles and WestJet from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
According to César Jaramillo, general manager of Coriport, the company in charge of managing the Liberia airport, the rigorous sanitary protocols are maintained to guarantee safe passenger transit.
Tourist who enter by air or sea, do not need to show proof of a negative covid-19 test, but they must meet the following requirements:
• Fill out the "Health Pass" webform.
• Tourists must also have a valid passport and proof of intent to exit Costa Rica within 90 days.
• Provide proof of a valid Traveler's Insurance, not expiring during the time of stay in the country. This can be purchased in the country of departure or Costa Rica.
Tourists must show proof by requesting a certificate issued in English or Spanish from their insurance provider that guarantees coverage for medical expenses in cases of covid-19 infection while in Costa Rica, for at least $50,000. And minimum coverage of $2,000 for accommodation expenses extended, in case of being infected with covid-19.
The insurance document, where these requirements are met, must also be uploaded on the electronic epidemiological online Health Pass.
Authorities are recommending tourists to resolve any doubts about the entry requirements contacting their local Costa Rica embassy or consular representation before the trip.
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