Public Restrictions in Costa Rica for the End of the Year and January 2021

    Vehicle circulation restriction and special hours will apply to the entire country

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    In the framework of the end of the year 2020 and New Year 2021 and in the face of the national emergency due to COVID-19, the Government of the Republic established the following regulations for the general public:

    On Thursday, December 31st, vehicles will not be able to circulate after 7 p.m. During the day, only authorized plates may circulate. Likewise, establishments with a public health permit will be closed as of 7:00 p.m. and until 5:00 a.m. The list of exceptions will be maintained (supermarkets, medical centers, home delivery, hotels, among others). On Friday 1st; Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of January the sanitary vehicle circulation restriction is from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.


    During the first two weeks of January (from Monday 4th to Sunday 17th) 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.
    As of January 9th and during the remaining weekends of the month, even (numbered) plates may circulate on Saturdays and odd (numbered) plates on Sunday.
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