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    Quote Originally Posted by el duende grande View Post
    Many governments won't buy-in to a card until there is some sort of proof of the efficacy of the vaccines.
    There is not a snowball's chance in hell that this would get traction until a format (Passport page extension?) was agreed too, legislated, litigated and implemented across the EU block - UK - North America - AUS/NZ and ASEAN - SWAG is 24 months or more once they decide to do such.

    Not that it won't happen eventually - Just not in time to change anything before mid decade.
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    Yep, not sure how a reliable central database could be established, especially in near future.
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    Canada reports few falsified COVID-19 test certificates

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/corona...ries-1.5295462
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    Canada reports few falsified COVID-19 test certificates

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/corona...ries-1.5295462
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    Just saw there is a Brit study to see if it is possible to mix the first and second shot between brands. That should take a couple years to sort out. Interesting that the rusky shot is 2 slightly different shots designed to give better resistance.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Nic has been approving everybody's vaccine--US, Brit, Russia, India. Seems they want t be on board any which way they can.

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    Sounds reasonable. If I want to make a family/MH visit to the US I will need 4 tests minimum for the round trip.

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    Costa Rican borders to stay closed.
    https://ticotimes.net/2021/02/22/cos...sts-in-march-2
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    One can fly into Liberia or San Jose or enter by boat, but you can't walk/ride in legally thru March. Come April? 'Thousands of tourist' on covid visa extensions will be asked to leave then. Get ready Granada, Ometepe & SJdS.

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    Costa Rican borders to stay closed.
    https://ticotimes.net/2021/02/22/cos...sts-in-march-2
    No question the pandemic is politically real, allowing gov'mints to put people in their place and tax 'em (grab a few fees, restrict some travel, &c.). But I still see this pandemic as little more than a seasonal Asian flu, only slightly more virulent than normal.
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    A/A, United, Aero Mexico all pushing dates to April.

    A/A went from 2-3 flights day to none for a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy-YO View Post
    One can fly into Liberia or San Jose or enter by boat, but you can't walk/ride in legally thru March. Come April? 'Thousands of tourist' on covid visa extensions will be asked to leave then. Get ready Granada, Ometepe & SJdS.

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    One discussion on Da Faze book Granada page left a kernel of data. One expat said they were chatting up a local Granada official and the number quoted was 200 cedula holders and about the same registered tourists.

    While low to my expectations, I would not doubt it to be true. Extrapolated there may be 1000 cedula holders lumping in SJDS and its beaches, Matagalpa Esteli etc, and the islands. Without the 200 data point, I was holding 2000 as a guisti-mate of the 2016/17 stated 7,000 cedula holders.

    I know in our 2019 visit the absent levels of Granada were in line with the 200 listed - Just thought they were indoors - Maybe not
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    Who'd a thunk, year 1 and year 2 of our Lord Covid are both bad for tourism. Rioting in Spain, consular warning about demonstrations in CR, China prospering, Negroes want reparations in America...

    Chatted with an acquaintance the other night, Nica dual-national visiting. My best bet to visit the US is about $1000 for what is usually a $600 trip, plus some extra hotel stays for avoid sleeping in airports or red eye flights. Plus 3 covid tests for the round trip. If nothing goes wrong! Booking RT on Avianca or copa consistently show $1600-1800!

    Dual RTs seem to be the thing-- one RT to Mijami on one airline, another to Vegas on a second airline. Presumably (?) AA and Spirit in the US are not selling tickets for non-existent flights.

    Other option is go to mga for test, bus to sal for direct flight. Lotta time involved here for minor money saving. I haven't even begun to price 3-legged flights, Sal to vegas to mga, SAL-LAS-SJO, etc. because the online searches are weighted to flights that don't exist and a lot can change in 4 to 6 weeks.

    Relative reports Granada deader than shit, most restaurants on the Calzada closed, etc. Probably a good time to visit if you have private transport.

    Ticos aren't as dumb as they look, bad time to be flooded with economic refugees claiming to be political refugees. Better just allow big spending tourists by air.

    Kinda hoping I can get AZ or sputnik vaccine before traveling.
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    Vegas is a long trip any way you go, returning could get to SJO easy, then into Nica, still a long trip.
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    Did a multi-city search for shits and giggles. mga-las, las to sjo. Only 600 bucks rt. Problem is 23 hour flight northbound! Layovers in sal and lax total 15 hours. I could (probably) take the bus to sal and move faster than the airline.

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    Don't know the exact details but see people talking about a VIP lounge at SAL Airport set up for the overnight layover. $55 for dinner, bfast, drinks, and I am assuming some space to sleep.
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    Apparently the southern Mexico border to the CA-4 has been closed to all but essential since Mar 19.
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    Has backpackers in a tizzy, been flying in/out of cancun from Europe, now stuck in Guatemala.
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    Apparently the southern Mexico border to the CA-4 has been closed to all but essential since Mar 19.
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    There was a blubbering of residents exempt on one of the links I checked - Did you show your cedula or just your US passport?
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    Rumor is CR land borders opening April 5, not seen anything official yet, was supposedly announced in a speech today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    There was a blubbering of residents exempt on one of the links I checked - Did you show your cedula or just your US passport?
    I hand them both and let them sort it out.
    Mexico hands it back immediately, but the C4 countries hand it back with the passport. I always get a stamp

    We're going to enter at El Espino with the antigen test from Mexico. It worked at Guasale in December.

    If it doesn't, we'll head back to Teguc and get the PCR they specify. Or Choluteca,, if I can find a spot.

    If you enter at Espino or Guasale, you can use the new RN112 that bypasses Teguc.

    The Nicaraguan borders are always a dice roll,,, time of day, who you get,, alignment of the planets, and whether the super fat chick in aduana is on her period.

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    I think it is only Mex land borders closed and only to tourists. Must be a dog and pony show trying to convince them that you are an "essential" travel type.

    CR border has been open to CR residents and citizens, just not to tourists southbound. I really doubt they are in the mood for a ton of economic refugees flooding south on tourist visas. But who knows, Ticos don't seem any brighter than anybody else.


    Checked April flights to Vegas, AA is promising 3 cheapies a day. Mommi, are we there yet? Copa is 1200 bucks, no thank you.

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    Has backpackers in a tizzy, been flying in/out of cancun from Europe, now stuck in Guatemala.

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    Not familiar with this source, but they say April 5--with visa, insurance, etc. If true, may open up a bunch of flight opportunities for those of us in Nic. Plus the orchids will be blooming in the botanical gardens in April!

    https://www.crhoy.com/economia/costa...5%20de%20abril

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    HJMOG, rt san jose to vegas in april 360 usd!

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    https://youtu.be/XVSRm80WzZk

    Well, the Covid test was no problem at all.

    We've been sitting here two hours along with a couple from Guatemala. She's from Jinotega, they're trying to spend Semana Santa with her family.

    Until a few moments ago the policia was trying to take his Chevy truck apart, but they only have a hammer and a screwdriver. So they gave it up.

    Two tourists, but a full complement of NP, aduana, migration, aduana. Full employment.
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    [COLOR=var(--primary-text)]Looks like there is some hope for AA and Mex for 6 May??? Or is it the same BS "not sooner than 6 May? and what about all the tickees AA is selling for April...

    At least United and Spirit have dropped out of the dog and pony show.



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