In response to press inquiries, the Government of Costa Rica indicates that it considers the proposal regarding the creation of a “humanitarian corridor” to assist Nicaraguans seeking to leave their country unfeasible and unrealistic, which was raised in a letter by a human rights organization. from Nicaragua. Therefore, this is not included in future actions in the region.
“The Government of Costa Rica carries out two concrete actions. The first is a coordinated work between different institutions that have been in the field for months, such as the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Public Security, the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, among others, that it has given an effective response, and that to date, has allowed the rejection of more than 15,500 people who intended to enter the country irregularly, “said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Rodolfo Solano Quirós.
The second initiative is a health cooperation plan in the northern zone in the context of Covid-19 with the agencies of the United Nations System accredited in Costa Rica, and the aforementioned national institutions that have a presence in the northern zone. This plan has no connection whatsoever with proposals like the one already indicated, which is not feasible.
These two pillars have as their main objective “to maintain a sanitary safe northern zone, demonstrating that the main concern of the Government of the Republic is the safety and health of Costa Ricans,” added the Minister.