In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Nate, the Costa Rica government has announced two recovery effort priorities: restoring all national highways and continued monitoring of the affected areas.
President Luis Guillermo Solís, together with the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Care (CNE), which is part of the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT), and other first responders, have worked tirelessly to restore operations throughout the country in the shortest possible time.
According to authorities, the effects of the tropical storm have dissipated. This weather phenomenon is no longer exerting influence over the Costa Rican territory and the seasonal Costa Rica climate conditions typical in October have been reestablished.
The Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) are open and operating as normal; there are no reports of flight cancellations or delays.
Public services have been restored across the country with one of the priorities being continued such as cleanup and rebuilding of damaged national roads. The gradual opening of protected areas and national parks has also been reported.
The ICT remains in constant communication with tourism companies, regional and sectorial chambers, embassies, airports and ports in order to stay informed on needs that may arise and be able to quickly collaborate to provide solutions to specific issues.
Tropical Storm Nate hit Costa Rica during the low tourism season, precisely in the month of October.