In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the U.S. Embassy and Consular Section in San Jose, Costa Rica gives notice that it will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Martin Luther King Jr., developed a crucial work in the United States at the head of the Civil Rights Movement for African-Americans. He also participated as an activist in numerous protests against the Vietnam War and poverty in general.

He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Four years later he was killed in Memphis when he was preparing to lead a demonstration.

The diplomatic headquarters will reopen for normal business on Tuesday, January 21, at its usual time from 8:00 am at 4:30 pm.

The Embassy is closed on U.S. and Costa Rican holidays.

For emergency U.S. Citizen Services contact the Embassy by phone at (506) 2519-2000, email at or its website at