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Costa Rica. 1995 ‘Permit to Foreigners to Import Arms and Ammunition (Permiso a Extranjeros para Ingresar Armas y Tiros).’ Arms and Explosives Law 7530 of 1995 (Ley de Armas y Explosivos, Ley 7530 de 1995); Article 63. San Jose: Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica. 10 July

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Artículo 63. Permiso a Extranjeros para Ingresar Armas y Tiros

Los extranjeros que temporalmente ingresen armas permitidas para uso exclusivo de competencias deportivas, podrán importar, como parte de su equipaje, hasta quinientos tiros libres del pago de derechos.

También podrán ingresar al país, temporalmente, hasta con cuatro armas permitidas para uso exclusivo de competencias deportivas o con fines cinegéticos; pero, deberán informarlo a las autoridades aduaneras, en el momento del ingreso. Estas autoridades anotarán el número de serie y las demás características de las armas en el respectivo pasaporte y darán aviso de ello al Departamento.

Al abandonar el país, el turista deberá mostrar a las autoridades correspondientes las armas que trajo consigo o una constancia del Departamento que justifique tal omisión.

[Departamento: Departamento de Control de Armas y Explosivos]

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Translated content:

Article 63. Permit to Foreigners to Import Arms and Ammunition

Foreigners, who import temporarily permitted firearms for use exclusively in sports competitions, may import as part of their luggage up to five hundred bullets without paying the corresponding taxes.

They may also import on a temporary basis up to four permitted firearms for the sole use in sports competitions or hunting activities, but they must show these arms to Customs authorities when entering the country. Customs authorities will write down the firearms' serial number and other characteristics in the importer's passport and inform the Arms and Explosives Control Department.

When leaving the country, tourists must show to the authorities the firearms that they brought or a certificate issued by the Department that explains why the arms cannot be shown.

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