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Weekly Report - 02 April 2020 (WR-20-13)

COSTA RICA-REGION: Tourism sector declares state of emergency

Last week Costa Rica’s tourism institute (ICT) declared the tourism sector to be in a state of “total emergency and calamity” due to the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic which has forced President Carlos Alvarado to close the country’s borders, among other stringent measures. The concerns raised by the ICT apply similarly to the rest of Central America, where borders have also been closed and where tourism similarly contributes a significant chunk of revenue.

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