The Minister Segura pointed out that from August 1 the visiting hours of the beaches located in areas in yellow alert will be extended from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., allowing the practice of surfing.
Recreational Aquatic Activities
Aerial Recreational Activities
To confirm that sanitary measures are respected, the ICT created the Institutional Protocol Verification Brigade COVID-19 with the collaboration of its regional headquarters.
In addition to the above, to promote national tourism, this Thursday the first phase of the Let’s Go Turistear (VAT) strategy is launched, using the motivational message Ready to meet again!
This material seeks to visualize the responsible way in which the ICT and the private sector have worked in recent months in the drafting of 16 health protocols to guarantee a safe trip for national tourists, who represent 20% of the country’s total tourism.
The Let’s Go Turistear campaign goes hand in hand with two participation agreements between the ICT and the Costa Rican Banking Association (ABC) and the ICT and the Chamber of Banks and Financial Institutions of Costa Rica so that their affiliated banks can offer their clients discounts , redemption of points or differentiated payments, so that the final consumer has economic options to vacation, as well as different financial instruments and service platforms at their fingertips.
“The financial system is key to overcoming the crisis due to COVID-19. On the one hand, we have worked on loan adjustments for more than ₡ 8 million, which is equivalent to 22% of national production and 35% of total credit; the activities of hotels and restaurants, transport, linked to the tourism sector have received readjustments of more than 50% of the portfolio. Working capital and financial products tailored to specific sectors have also been made available. Now, ABC together with the Economic Council have outlined interest-free financing of up to 12 months for consumption in national tourism with credit cards from all issuers, “explained María del Pilar Garrido Gonzalo, Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy and Coordinator of the Government Economic Council.