The Costa Rican Institute of Pacific Ports (INCOP) reported that Puerto Caldera and the docks of Puntarenas, Quepos and Golfito will have all the necessary resources for the care of ships in port facilities, adjusting to the provisions of the Government of the Republic , by decree 42227-MP-S.
The decree establishes that from this Wednesday, March 18, starting at 23:59 and until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2020, only Costa Ricans and residents may enter the country, either by sea, air or land. This provision exempts air transport, trade and supplies crews.
The Executive President of INCOP, Juan Ramón Rivera, assured that “our institution is in the operational capacity and the best disposition to provide port services to supply and commercial ships that require docking in the ports administered by the institution, once that there be the respective endorsement of the corresponding authorities ”.
In the same way, he recalled that the crews of the ships that arrive or leave the Pacific ports must also comply with the provisions of the Ministry of Health and the immigration authorities.
Since the end of February, INCOP applies this protocol to all ships that dock in any of these Pacific ports.
In addition to complying with the usual requirements of the country’s phytosanitary regulations, they must present the protocols available on the Incop page.