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How Should The Borders Reopen?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Costa Rican borders have been closed since March 19. Entry to the country has been limited to citizens and residents with mandatory 14-day quarantine, and other limited exceptions. As of this writing, the border closure…

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Costa Rica Holidays in 2020

The "Pura Vida" vibe in Costa Rica is contagious. The Costa Rica Holidays are a great time to really enjoy the taste of good typical food, make new friends and learn more of the rich culture that is celebrated throughout…

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Lower CCSS Contributions

New Lower Rates for CCSS Contributions

Great news for entrepreneurs and small business in Costa Rica! A new regulation that allows very small businesses (5 workers or less) to reduce their social security contributions for its workers is now in place. Check out the press release…

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Guarantee Deposit Countries

Increase in the Guarantee Deposit

On September 23, 2019, Costa Rica's Immigration Department (Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería - DGME also referred to simply as Migración) published new Guarantee Deposit amounts for foreigners establishing residency in Costa Rica. The purpose of the Guarantee Deposit…

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Working From Home

Costa Rica Encourages Telecommuting

President Carlos Alvarado has formally signed a work-from-home bill into law, which helps to standardize working from home as an choice. The new law sets the guidelines for the work from home approach, reinforcing Costa Rica's aggressiveness to grow the…

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