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‘Bye’ to the weekend license plate restrictions

QCOSTARICA - The nighttime vehicle restrictions starting on March 1 will be from 11:00 pm and not 10:00 pm as this month, and on weekends daytime odd and evens plates on weekends will be eliminated. The authorities indicated that this decision was made after the...

Daytime vehicle restriction on weekdays will only apply to downtown San José

QCOSTARICA - The drop in infections and hospitalizations due to covid-19 that surprises scientists and health officials of the last few weeks resulted in the government being more flexible in the vehicular restrictions. Starting Monday, February 8, the daytime vehicle restrictions for Monday to Friday...

Sanitary vehicle restriction influenced a 32% drop in road deaths

QCOSTARICA - A 32% decrease in road deaths last year would be an indirect effect of the health vehicle restriction introduced since mid-March as a measure to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. At least that is how traffic authorities justify it by stating...

Study: masks and vehicle restriction were the most effective against Covid-19 in CR

QCOSTARICA - When implemented together, the mandatory use of masks and vehicle restriction were the most efficient measure to reduce hospitalizations for Covid-19, according to preliminary findings of a recent study. In contrast, other measures such as the closing of August 10, which only focused...

Vehicle Restrictions back to 10 pm starting today

QCOSTARICA - The sanitary vehicle restrictions will return to 10:00 pm stating today, Monday, January 4, and 9:00 pm on weekends. As announced last week, the total vehicular restrictions will be from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am from Monday to Friday and 9:00 pm to...

The Vehicle Restrictions for January

QCOSTARICA - Drivers are reminded that starting today, January 1, that there is a change in the vehicle restrictions and the Marchamo 2021 (circulation) permit sticker should be on the windshield, to avoid fines and possible seizure of license plate and/or vehicle. Marchamo The 2021 Marchamo...

OJO! Vehicle Restrictions Start at 7:00 pm Tonight, December 31

QCOSTARICA - The vehicular restrictions start at 7:00 pm tonight, Thursday, December 31, and are in effect until 5:00 am Friday, January 1. In addition, for Thursday daytime, vehicles with plates ending in 7 and 8 are prohibited from circulating. For Friday (January 1), Saturday (January...

The sanitary vehicle restrictions for December

QCOSTARICA - Drivers will not have to learn new rules for the sanitary vehicle restrictions for December, the government confirmed today, as the measures will remain to same to that of November. For the month of December, like as was in November, the vehicle restrictions...

Traffic congestion reaches highest levels during pandemic

QCOSTARICA - "Black Friday" was combined with the "long" weekend brought traffic congestion to the highest level recorded since the start of the health emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Traffic congestion and collapse of the major roads network that many experienced on Saturday, March...

Government: Vehicle restriction reduces mobility, parties and crashes that saturate ICU

QCOSTARICA - The sanitary vehicular restriction has been "effective" and must be maintained as a tool to contain the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic because it reduces the mobility of people, discourages parties or night social events, and reduces crashes on the road, that have...

Change in restrictions increased number of cars on the streets

QCOSTARICA - Did you notice more cars on the streets this Saturday? German Marín, director of the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police), confirmed "an increase in vehicle movements." The official did not go into detail, just to say that the relaxed restrictions announced earlier this...

Reduction of fines for violating vehicle restrictions on the way

(QCOSTARICA) Lower fines for violating the vehicle restrictions are on the way, after a group of 33 legislators approved a motion, this Wednesday, to pave the way for a bill that would reduce fines from the current ¢110,000 to ¢23,415. The bill would also eliminate...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,002 new cases Wednesday; opening as of September 9 for less risky businesses

(QCOSTARICA) After the worst-case scenario in terms of contagion, projected for September, was surpassed in advance on Tuesday, the country is preparing for new measures against the COVID-19 pandemic. Via a live feed from his home where he remains in isolation, the Minister of Health,...

GAM out of the doghouse!

(QCOSTARICA) It's Saturday, August 22, the day that the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) - orange alert area - is out of the 'closed phase" of August, and for the next 9 days returning to the opening phase, one day after the single-day record number...

It’s Monday, who can cannot drive and what is not open and what is

Rico's TICO BULL -  It's Monday, August 17, the last day of the holiday weekend. Yet despite being a holiday Monday, it is 'business as usual' when it comes to the driving restrictions and store openings. After two days of store closings and weird vehicular...

Even if you have a vehicle restriction, you can take your car to Riteve

Good news for those who have a  Riteve appointment in the coming days and it falls on the day of your vehicular restriction. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport signed an agreement so that drivers can get to their appointment and not...

New Commercial Reality (May 1 to May 15)

Including the respective prevention protocols to avoid the spread of the virus, cinemas, beauty salons, auto parts sales, non-contact sports training centers, gyms and swimming schools were able to open up again as of May 1. The Ministry of Health adopted relaxed measures that will...

4 Drivers “Prized” with new fine for violating vehicle restriction

Four drivers have already broken in the new fine for violating the extended vehicle restriction that began to apply Friday (April 3) night at 5:00 pm. According to the Ministry of Security, form 5:00 pm Friday to 5:00 am Saturday 789 drivers were fined for...

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