Thursday December 31st. Vehicles may not circulate after 7:00 p.m., except for exceptions. (See attached image). During the day, only authorized plates (all except 7 and 8) 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 2 and Sunday 3 January: Vehicles may not circulate after 8:00 p.m., with exceptions. (See attached image). During the day, only authorized plates may circulate (all except 9 and 0 on Friday). Likewise, establishments with a public health permit will be closed starting at 8:00 p.m. and until 5:00 a.m. The list of exceptions will be maintained (supermarkets, medical centers, home delivery, hotels, among others).
January measures: From January 04 to 17
During the first two weeks of January (from Monday 4 to Sunday 17 January) 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.
Since January 4 and throughout the month, the vehicle restriction schedule is maintained; as it has been working during the month of December: Monday through Friday until 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays until 9:00 p.m.
As of January 9 and during the remaining weekends of the month only even plates may circulate on Saturdays and odd plates on Sunday.
The information was released at a press conference by the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, together with the Ministers of Health, Daniel Salas; Public Safety, Michael Soto, and the president of the National Emergency Commission (CNE), Alexander Solís and the president of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), Román Macaya.
The epidemiological characteristics of the disease require that the health system, the institutions and the entire population take radical measures to prevent the rapid transmission of cases and avoid overloading the health services in the coming weeks, and that this leads to an increase in mortality from the disease in Costa Rica.