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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has been doing an amazing job at protecting its citizens as well as its guests against the COVID19 virus. We have a lot of information to share with you regarding the latest and the greatest. Read on for topics which might be relevant to you or someone you know.

Costa Rica has experienced a surge in COVID19 cases since relaxing some of the former restrictions. Click here regarding the latest including information on mask requirements.

Here is the latest with regard to travel restrictions. Click here for details on repatriation flights which are changing weekly.

Click here for the latest statistics within the country regarding the virus, how it has been contained and what businesses are beginning to open on limited timeframes.

Keep in mind that Costa Rica has a population of 4.999 million people and was previously reporting 719 confirmed cases with 6 deaths at the end of May. As of July 2nd, those numbers have changed. We are up to 2,417 confirmed cases with 1,589 recoveries and 17 deaths. Our neighbors in Panama have a population of 4.177 million citizens and they were previously reporting over 6,000 cases with 178 deaths. As of July 2nd they are reporting 34,463 confirmed cases with 15,945 recoveries and 645 deaths. Pura Vida Costa Rica!

It’s no wonder that Costa Rica is being recognized on the world stage for its efforts: United Nations Congratulates Costa Rica on “Exceptional and Innovative” response to the Coronoavirus.

Costa Rica’s Road Restrictions:

Use this link to plug your license plate number in to determine when you can drive.

Click here for the latest on border restrictions and what is happening at the beach.

Summerland Relocation Services is here to help. Contact us if you need assistance in figuring things out. In the meantime, stay calm, limit social gatherings and wash your hands a lot!

Useful Information Published Previously:

  • On March 16th, Costa Rica declared a state of emergency in order to protect its citizens. Read the full article here: Costa Rica Declares State of Emergency
  • As of April 4th, Costa Rica was already stabilizing its numbers with regard to the virus. Click here to review. 
  • Wondering what to do if you are in the middle of trying to get a residency? How about if you are here on a temporary Visa? This link might be of great help to you: Urgent Information Regarding Residencies and Tourist Status
  • Costa Rica has a Plan for Reopening. Information begins as early as May 16th. Click here for details. Please keep in mind these details are changing as numbers of cases change.
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Welcome to Summerland Relocation Services (SRS-CR). Headquartered in Perez Zeledon in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone, we offer over 30 years of relocation experience with a wide array of services that include:

EXPLORE  – Play, relocate or just explore:  Our relocation tours have SPECIALIZED in Southern Costa Rica since 2006, and we know all the many (and often hidden) wonders in our area.

STAY – Vacation, short and long term rentals: We always RECOMMEND long term rentals and frequent visits before making your final move here.

PROPERTY – Buy, sell or create your own development: We have the EXPERTISE to save you from the pitfalls and help you create your dream.

CONSTRUCTION – Build, remodel or repair:  From the first sketch on a napkin to moving you in, our work is GUARANTEED – we take the headaches out of building.

TOTAL MANAGEMENT: – Residential Concierge Services, Property Maintenance and Management :  We handle it all from GUIDANCE to MANAGEMENT from teaching you how to pay your bills to paying them for you.

To learn more about SRS-CR please visit our team pages If you have questions or need more information, please email Jane Gregson, jane@srs-cr.com or call us on (506) 4070-0400.

We invite you to explore our site and our world. Click here for our quarterly newsletter.

Tropical Blogging

Rainy Season Remedies: The Battle of the Mold

In 2017 we published an article regarding “how to survive the rainy season – tips for mold” … Today we hope to refresh that article, share it and provide further information which might be helpful to you as we work through the last weeks of this most wet part of the year.

… This go around we are sharing some information from a reliable source who saw our blog on the subject matter and decided to give even more insight on the battle with mold. We’ve teamed up with the Colorado Property Group in sharing this information. 

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How to Move Overseas to Costa Rica 

In May of 2017 we published a blog article regarding how to get your “stuff” to Costa Rica. After receiving several positive pieces of feedback regarding the information, we have teamed up with A-1 Auto Transport to provide you with some helpful tips on how to move here. 

Here’s what they have to say about taxes on your luggage, transportation of household goods, moving your car and your pets, and an overall idea on what it is like to make the move. 

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Click here for some great info on moving your pet. 

Registering your corporation: Have you done everything you need to do?

Just recently we published an article regarding 2019 Corporation Taxes and Registration. The article focuses on updated laws requiring anyone who owns a corporation in Costa Rica to fill out a “D-140 form” which must be submitted to the Tax Administration …

Now we are writing about how to register shareholders and beneficial owners in Costa Rica. The government requires, by law, shareholders or beneficial owners of any Costa Rican corporation or foreign company to go through a very specific registration process. This process has been newly instituted and the obligation begins March 1st, 2019.

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Summerland Stories Corner

Notes and stories friends/associates of Summerland that give you answers to questions about what it is really like to live in Costa Rica ...

Your Friend Donaldo on: Doing Your Research on Relocation

We have had a few people moving around. One resident here left for Mexico, a lady moved here from Mexico, and a couple that I know moved to Panama.  Is there anything to be learned here?  Well, I think so and it can be summed up with some words that I have used several times before.  “Do Your Research”.

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Your Friend Donaldo on: Climate and Other Insights for Living in CR

This is not advice, just my ramblings. All misspellings are mine.

Yes, let’s jump into the deep end of the pool and get into the sometimes controversial topic of climate or climate change whatever floats your boat.

Why? Climate is a BIG reason why people come to Costa Rica. 

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Saying So Long With the Langfords

Lynda and Steve Langford have been long standing members of the community for about 8 years, but now we must say goodbye. They made the tough decision of moving back to the United States to be closer to their grandchildren and have easier access to the healthcare they currently need. They will call Phoenix their new home.

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