Costa Rica News – For all of those people that did not heed my advice and wait to cross the border until after the holidays you were likely stuck in long lines if you were going to Nicaragua these holidays.
According to data from the Directorate of Immigration, in only two days 26,409 crossed the border almost 50% more than in 2011, when there was a return of 17,834 foreigners to Nicaragua in those two days.
Freddy Montero, acting director of Migration, said they had “never had this much traffic” on the days before Christmas.
From December 15th the total number going back home was 76,000.
The chief said that besides proper celebrations of the time, a reason for so much movement of people this year due to “transients Migration Act, which began in May and ended on 17 November, which allowed Nicaraguans to legalize their immigration status. ”
Among those who could update his tenure, there were those with foreign roots for at least five years or had come to Costa Rica as minors, even if they had no records of their income.
Laws also gave a pass to seniors and those with expired visas.