Sunday 16 May 2021

Sanitary measures for the end and beginning of the year

Measures will apply to the entire country equally. Starting Thursday December 31st, vehicles may not circulate after 7:00 pm except for exceptions.

QCOSTARICA – The sanitary measures will remain unchanged for this weekend, however, beginning on Thursday, December 31, vehicles may not circulate after 7:00 pm to 5:00 am except for exceptions.

During the day Thursday plates ending in 7 & 8 may not circulate. All establishments with a public health permit will be closed as of 7:00 pm and until 5:00 am. The list of exceptions will be maintained (supermarkets, medical centers, home delivery, hotels, among others).

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On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (January 1, 2 & 3): Vehicles may not circulate after 8:00 pm, save with exceptions. During the day Friday, vehicles with plates ending in 9 & 0 may not circulate. Establishments with a public health permit will be closed starting at 8:00 pm and until 5:00 pm. No plates are restricted for Saturday and Sunday (January 2 & 3).  The list of exceptions will be maintained.

January measures: From January 04 to 17

During the first two weeks of January (from Monday 4 to Sunday 17) there will be a reduction in the capacity of bars and casinos to 25%, the national parks will be able to operate with a capacity of 50%, and the beaches are only enabled from 5:00 am to 2:30 pm.

From January 4 and throughout the month, the vehicle restriction schedule is maintained; as it has been working during the month of December: Monday through Friday from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am the following day and Saturdays and Sundays until 9:00 pm to 5:00 am.

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As of January 9 and during the remaining weekends of the month only even plates may circulate on Saturdays and odd plates on Sunday.

During the week, non-essential businesses must close at 10 pm and on weekends at 9 pm.

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