In the wake of Tropical Storm Nate and as a follow-up to the response to the situation occurred, the President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solís, together with the Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (National Risk Prevention and Emergency Response Commission, or CNE) of which the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and other first response institutions are members, have taken on the task of responding in a comprehensive fashion to the storm's impact and aftermath.
As reported by the authorities, the tropical storm-related rainfall will diminish in the next 48 hours and the storm track indicates that it will be leaving the Costa Rican territory.
We are happy to inform that the international airports of Juan Santamaría (SJO) located in Alajuela (near the capital San José) and Daniel Oduber Quirós (LIR) in Liberia are open; nevertheless, there are reports of some flight cancellations and delays due to airlines' decisions. Likewise, utilities are up and running and maintenance efforts are underway to reopen main national roadways in the next few hours.
The ICT maintains an ongoing connection and is in constant communication with tourism companies, regional and sector chambers, embassies, airports and ports, in order to monitor tourists' situation. A call was also made to safeguard the safety of our tourists. Tropical Storm Nate struck during the low season for tourism.
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