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Those who take the COVID-19 test would receive a quarantine order immediately

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health and the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) are fine-tuning the details to reduce waiting times for the issuance of quarantine orders by COVID-19. The idea that the people who undergo the diagnostic test receive, at that very moment, would...

Use of masks in taxi or bus will be mandatory on June 27

(Q COSTA RICA) The use of a mask or shield will be mandatory starting Saturday, June 27, with the intent of decreasing the transmission of the coronavirus. Drivers of public transport have the right to deny service to a user who refuses to mask up,...

246 drivers left without license plates for violating the restriction in 24 hrs

(QCOSTARICA) Between 5:00 am Sunday and 5:00 am Monday, 246 drivers were sanctioned for disrespecting the sanitary vehicle restrictions. The Policia the Transito (Traffic Police) report that between 5:00 am and 7:00 pm Sunday, when only even-numbered plates could circulate, 125 drivers were fined for...

Expect Stricter Controls For The Remainder Of The Week

If you believe that the controls of the last few days -  countrywide vehicular restrictions with daytime and nighttime spotchecks,  and the closing of all retail business save for supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and home food delivery and the daytime - things are going to...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 416 infected, 13 in intensive care; 11 recovered

The number of people infected with the coronavirus covid-19 in Costa Rica rose to 416 reported the Minister of Health this Friday, an increase of 20 cases compared to the previous day. Minister Daniel Salas, during the usual mid-day conference, explained that among the sick...

Legislators Approve Stiff Fines For Violating Health Order And Vehicular Restrictions

As expected, Legislators on Wednesday approved the two bills presented by the Executive Branch to stiffen fines for drivers who violate the vehicular restrictions and persons who violate the quarantine order of the Ministry of Health, in the battle against the coronavirus covid-19 in...

Fines for disregarding Health order to coronaviruses from ¢450,000 to ¢2.3 million

On Monday, the Ministry of Health sent to the Legislative Assembly an initiative to toughen economic sanctions for those who fail to comply with special orders or measures, such as quarantines. The document, “Reforma al artículo 378 y adición de un artículo 378 bis a...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Confirmed cases increase to 158

The government of Carlos Alvarado dictates four new measures against the increase in the coronavirus in Costa Rica: a nationwide vehicular restriction; closure of all beaches; closure of all churches; and foreigner residents who leave the country will lose their legal residency status. Health Minister,...

Costa Rican Man Suspect of COVID-19 Arrested Trying To Take A flight out

A Costa Rican man, who is suspected of COVID-19, and in breach of his quarantine, was arrested when trying to leave the country through the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste. The information was confirmed by Costa Rica's immigration service, the Dirección de Migración...

Persons Under Covid-19 Health Order Can Only Go Out For Medical Attention

The Ministry of Health updated this Friday the "General guidelines for home isolation for Costa Ricans, residents and diplomats who enter the country due to the health alert for Coronavirus (COVID-19)" and eliminated the exit permit to buy food or medications. The more than 3,000...

What you should know when you return to Costa Rica and are quarantined

If you, a national or legal resident, enter the country through any airport, seaport or land border starting today, Wednesday, the Immigration officers will hand you a Health order that to a mandatory 14-day isolation, a nicer word for quarantine. But don't think the isolation...

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