About 1,500 persons, most of them soccer fans, passed from Costa Rica to Panamá Monday. A similar exodus is expected today because the Costa Rican national soccer team plays Panamá Wednesday.
This is a big deal in sports because this is one of the games that counts in determining which teams will participate in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Costa Ricans who fly into the Tocumen international airport will have the benefit of that country’s program of free medial insurance for tourists.
The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería said that the border crossing at Paso Canoas would be open from 3 a.m. until midnight after the game and through Friday to accommodate sports fans who are returning to Costa Rica.