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97 Costa Ricans employed on cruise ships will return to the country.

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After weeks of coordination and strict monitoring of control and preparations, this Tuesday, May 19, 97 Costa Ricans will return to the country, who are part of the crew of the “Rhapsody” vessel.

The returnees will arrive at the Hernán Garrón Salazar Terminal in JAPDEVA, at 6 a.m. in the boat of almost 300 meters in length and from Panama. At the terminal they will be received by Health, CCSS, Migration and Security personnel.

The entire reception and processing process will be carried out in controlled and separate areas, without any contact with the institutional population of JADPEVA.

People will undergo the same protocol for health screening that is followed at the airport and they will also undergo the COVID-19 test. Officers of the Professional Migration Police will be at the dock performing the corresponding immigration control of the 97 people. After the migratory movement has been processed, they will be notified of the sanitary isolation orders for 14 days.

The coordination of reception of these people included defining logistics with the Ministry of Health, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, the Board of Port Administration and Economic Development of the Atlantic Slope, JAPDEVA, General Directorate of Migration and Aliens, as well as conducting a simulation prior to refine the entry process.

All the facilities to be used have gone through a special cleaning process that will be repeated once the landing of the Costa Rican crew has ended. The cruise will depart in the evening hours once the Costa Rican crew disembarks exclusively.

The Caja Costarricense will mobilize a contingent of 41 officials, including administrators, doctors, nurses, brigadistas, respiratory therapists and microbiology. There will be four service areas; a crew landing area where the triage will take place; a network area for data verification; a medicine and nursing area for taking signs and medical evaluation; and an area for taking a respiratory sample.

The change of personnel is planned considering the situation of heat stroke that officials may present, especially those who wear full personal protective equipment (PPE).

After that assessment, so that they are given the sanitary order, they are given instructions to consider during their isolation and the authorization of entry into the country, by each of the competent authorities.

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