Costa Rica’s Tourism Police Opens New Posts at Airport
Costa Rica’s Tourism Police opened two new posts Thursday inside JuanSantamaríaInternationalAirport in an effort to keep visitors informed.
The posts, which will be staffed by bilingual officers, will offer brochures that explain the cautionary measures tourists should take to protect their safety while in Costa Rica. The pamphlets also contain important emergency phone numbers and a list of the country’s Tourism Police posts.
In case of an emergency, travelers can call 911 at any hour of the day for attention in English or Spanish, according to the Public Security Ministry. In cases where the visitor speaks a different language, he or she will be put in touch with their respective embassy for an accurate translation.
The new security posts are sponsored by the Costa Rican Tourism Board, the 9-1-1 emergency response system and Aeris Holding Costa Rica S.A., the airport’s administrator.
Located in Alajuela, northwest of San José, Juan Santamaría is Costa Rica’s principal international airport.
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