Travel ban to be effective on November 6.
http://t.co/Xxk3X4p2Y7 #CostaRicaTourist — Costa Rica Tourism (@Costa_TR) November 10, 2017Costa Rica has imposed a travel ban on all EU citizens traveling to the country.
This is a significant step in the EU’s move to restrict access to the Schengen area.
Costa Rica was one of the countries that voted in favor of the travel ban after the November 2016 referendum.
The travel ban applies to people who have been granted permanent residency in Costa Rica.
The EU is also requiring people who were already in the country to leave the country or be subject to a visa cancellation.
Costa Rican authorities have also begun issuing travel bans to all EU nationals who have stayed in Costa Rican hotels, restaurants and other public places.
Travel bans will be effective immediately, according to Costa Rica’s National Emergency Management Authority (MNEMA).
Travelers can enter the country by land or by sea, as long as they meet the requirements for a visa and are accompanied by a Costa Rican visa permit.
Travelers with a valid Costa Rican passport are eligible for a two-week extension.
The ban will be lifted on November 7, the same day Costa Rica hosts the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The EU is urging all citizens to follow Costa Rica Travel ban rules.
It has issued an alert to travelers that they should be cautious and aware of the ban and that it may have to be lifted as soon as possible, according a statement from the EU in a tweet on Friday.
“Stay vigilant and do not travel to Costa Rico until further notice,” the EU added.
“Please contact the Embassy of Costa Rica for more information on travel restrictions.”
In addition to the Costa Rican travel ban and the EU alert, Costa Rica is also instituting a three-day grace period for all people traveling to and from the island nation.
This grace period will last until December 6, 2018, when the travel restrictions will be extended to include all EU and U.S. citizens.
Costa Rican authorities are also asking people to avoid using the internet, as it will be blocked during the ban.
This means people can only communicate with family, friends and other family members.
The message from Costa Rica, however, does not suggest that Costa Rica will be limiting access to social media or other forms of communication.