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Subject: What Are Costa Rica’s Customs Regulations?
(Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 03:08PM )
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costa rica customs regulationsFew vacations end without souvenirs. Travelers want to bring a little of the Central Pacific - areas like Los Suenos, Jaco and Manuel Antonio - home with them and they collect an impressive array of trinkets.

These items must all be declared at Costa Rica’s Customs Department, however, before they can be taken from the country.

All luggage, whether personal or professional, is subject to a Customs search. If this search yields any of the following items a fee will be owed:

Food (including fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products)
Medical items (such as vaccinations or prescriptions)
Biological items (plants, animals or their by-products)
Electronic equipment (televisions, computers, digital cameras and more)
Media items (books, newspapers, films and similar objects)

Costa Rica adheres to strict customs regulations. Travelers should expect to pay fees for their souvenirs and should arrive early to the airport in case any complications arise. Major credit cards are accepted to cover all charges.

Contact Costa Rica Vacation to learn more about customs. Ask us also about our accommodations, charter tours and family packages.
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