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    Costa Rica Eliminates Visas for Tourists and Businessmen from Countries in the Pacific Alliance

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The firm adhesion of Costa Rica to the Pacific Alliance, sealed a few days ago by the President of the Republic, Laura Chinchilla, creates the elimination of visas for tourists and businessmen from Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Chile.

    “Countries that have created travel mechanisms through their interlinked security databases instead of visas allows for more effective control of security and increased flexibility for both business and tourism. In the case of Colombia and Mexico, who formed the base of this legislation, Colombian tourism in Mexico saw a 68% increase,” said Anebel Gonzalez, Minister of Foreign Trade.

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    The Minister said this will be done in a gradual process while the databases are interconnected and will hopefully be ready by the end of the year.

    The countries of the Pacific Alliance concluded at the last summit in Cartagena to immediately eliminate tariffs on 92% of their goods and services to increase trade and jointly conquer markets in regions like Asia Pacific.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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