More than 8 Thousand People Have Tried To Illegally Enter Costa Rica During The Coronavirus Lockdown

More than 8 Thousand People Have Tried To Illegally Enter Costa Rica During The Coronavirus Lockdown

This Wednesday, April 29th, through a press conference, the Minister of Security, Michael Soto, presented data from the security, transit and migration operations, during the implementation of the special sanitary measures for COVID-19. Revenue figures are worrying during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Soto explained that from March 19th to April 28th, 8,540 foreigners have been prevented from entering the country, with the border posts of Peñas Blancas and Las Tablillas being the places with the largest number of foreigners returned from the borders.

Minister Soto highlighted the coordinated work by the police forces of Public Security, Migration and Traffic in conjunction with agents of the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) that carry out a strong surveillance operation in remote areas or “blind spots” at the borders of the country.

He warned that those who try to return to the country illegally will lose their regular status and will be turned back and those Costa Ricans who enter the country will have to enter into sanitary isolation for 14 days, warning that those who violate this provision will be fined with ₡ 450,200 .

During the coronavirus lockdown, hundreds of people did not respect the government’s measures.

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