Costa Rica News – New immigration control has led to long lines at the Juan Santamaría Airport.
The new policy is carried out at entrance and exit points to the country.
The new control modality was introduced September 26. The major disturbance was at peak hours, from 4 to 6 am. By 9 am the situation was under control, according to the press office of Migration.
The new modality makes travelers pass through a small personal interview with Migration officials regarding their itinerary and destination, along with a review of their passport and air ticket.
The airlines used to receive the Entry and Exit Process forms at the counter of the company before leaving the country and forms were presented to Migration after landing.
Now those traveling outside of the country must pass immigration control before going to customs.