Last week saw Costa Rica revise its migration policy, which will disallow visa holders of the Schengen region in the European Union and Japan from entering its shores.
Effective from 13 December, the Central American country took this decision just before the peak holiday season.
Agence France Presse quotes a government official of Costa Rica as telling it that the changes in Schengen visas for the past few days had caused them problems.
The Schengen area covers 26 countries, which includes a few non-EU countries too. The migration services of Costa Rica said the visa policy was said to have been revised after a study of two year and the changes were carried out as per international accords.
This decision by one the frontrunners of ecotourism in the world will, however, not impact citizens of the US, Japan and a majority of European countries, who can anyway enter Costa Rica without a visa.
Citizens of affluent Latin American and Asian nations are also eligible to enter Costa Rica without a visa.
But for those people who need to have a visa to enter this country bordered by Panama and Nicaragua, gaining an entry might be tougher now.
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