Security Control Update at Costa Rica Airport Causing Major Delays

Costa Rica News – A new security control has been put in place at the Juan Santamaría airport which resulted in a 100 meter line of passengers waiting hours to get through security on Tuesday afternoon. The delay was between 2 and 3 hours.
The passengers were very impatient and rightfully so as some of them missed flights.
The Directorate General of Migration and Immigration admitted the problem but said it was not caused by the new control rather by a slowness in the database system.
The change in security was to replace a form filled out with a personal interview in which authorities try to identify suspicious behavior in travelers and confirm they are able to travel.
Migration suggests that the long lines can also be attributed to the

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