This will apply the sanitary vehicle restriction for the rest of the month of May. We remind you of the cantons in which it applies during the week and we remind you that it applies to the whole country on weekends. In addition to the exceptions already known, they were able to go to the cinema, the theater, events organized by companies with operating permission from the Ministry of Health (they must carry proof of purchase or reservation) and go to educational establishments that teach classes in the nights (they must carry a letter issued by the teaching center).
Restriction applicable in the Central Region (May 3-31)
- San José: San José, Escazú, Desamparados, Aserrí, Mora, Goicoechea, Santa Ana, Alajuelita, Vásquez de Coronado, Tibás, Moravia, Montes de Oca, Curridabat, Puriscal, Tarrazú, Acosta, Turrubares, Dota y León Cortés
- Alajuela: Alajuela, Poás, Atenas, Grecia, Sarchí, Palmares, Naranjo, San Ramón y Zarcero
- Cartago: Cartago, Paraíso, La Unión, Alvarado, Oreamuno, Jiménez, Turrialba y El Guarco
- Heredia: Heredia, Barva, Santo Domingo, Santa Bárbara, San Rafael, San Isidro, Belén, Flores y San Pablo
Vehicle circulation from 5:00 a.m. at 9:00 p.m. Except for a list of exceptions, they do NOT circulate: Monday: 1 and 2 Tuesday: 3 and 4 Wednesday: 5 and 6 Thursday: 7 and 8 Friday: 9 and 0 Saturday: 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sunday: 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8
Restriction applicable outside the Central Region (May 3-10)
Vehicle circulation from 5:00 a.m. at 9:00 p.m. Except for a list of exceptions, they do NOT circulate:
Saturday: 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sunday: 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8
Update May 11 / 31
ALL COSTA RICA
Vehicle restriction exceptions
a) Vehicles for the transport of merchandise or cargo. In the case of light load vehicles (CL), the nature of their activity must be demonstrated by means of the corresponding certificate or letter. b) Public transport vehicles intended for the paid transport of people in any of its modalities (bus, minibus, minibus, taxi, special stable taxi service), the special service for workers, tourism and students, which have a service plate public, as well as a cargo taxi authorized by the Public Transport Council that has the respective permit up to date. All of the above will be subject to the special provisions established by the Public Transport Council for the attention of the health situation due to COVID-19 on the occasion of this Executive Decree. c) The person from the public or private sector, with a working day comprised or that coincides with the respective restriction day and / or with the time slot established in article 3, whether due to entry, exit or need to travel during working hours , duly accredited. In the case of entering or leaving the working day, the mobilization may be done in a private vehicle, private motorcycle or in any of the modalities set forth in subsection b) of this article, any of them duly demonstrated. d) Vehicles that provide fuel supply, garbage collection, towing or platform services. e) Official vehicles, emergency care, of the different police forces for the exercise of their respective tasks, support or maintenance of operations or assistance of public services, the latter duly identified. f) Vehicles of the funeral home service for the exclusive provision of said activity, vehicles for the provision of services at home or provision of the private security service or transport of values, the latter includes support or technical assistance; all duly demonstrated. g) The private vehicles of the personnel of the emergency services, Red Cross, Fire Department of Costa Rica, 9-1-1 Emergency System of Costa Rica, CNE, CCSS, Ministry of Health, international organizations, and those institutions who participate in the attention of the national state of emergency around COVID-19 or for the attention of an emergency specific to their work, who must wear their respective uniform or their institutional identification card. h) The hierarchical persons of the Supreme Powers, for the exercise of their respective duties, duly identified. i) Vehicles belonging to international missions, diplomatic corps and consular corps, for the exercise of their respective duties, duly accredited. j) The private vehicle that, due to an emergency related to life or health, requires a transfer to a health or pharmaceutical establishment. As well as on the occasion of a scheduled medical appointment or to attend to donate blood to the National Blood Bank or the respective hospital, in both cases with the proper proof of the scheduled appointment. k) Vehicles of people with religious tasks and their collaborators strictly necessary for the virtual transmission of religious activities or for the care of a religious act due to the death of a person, duly demonstrated. l) Vehicles driven or transported by people with disabilities, when said vehicles are duly authorized or the disability of the transferred person is accredited through the disability certification issued by CONAPDIS, the "disability" certification issued by the CCSS or the certification of "permanent total disability" issued by the INS. m) Vehicles of people who must travel strictly to provide medical support or care for people in a terminal state, with serious illness or assistance to people with disabilities or elderly people. n) The vehicles of people who require to move strictly on the occasion of a reservation to hotels, cabins, accommodation establishments authorized by the Ministry of Health or in the case of non-traditional accommodation and intermediation through digital platforms, be it for the entry or exit, duly demonstrated with the corresponding reservation voucher. o) The rental vehicles - "rent a car" -, with the proper proof, as well as the vehicles that provide assistance on the occasion of said service. p) The vehicles of the people who strictly require to move to any of the International Airports to leave the country or to pick up a person who enters the national territory under the flights enabled for this purpose, duly demonstrated with the personal flight ticket or the corresponding person to be picked up. q) The vehicles of people who strictly require to go to public, private or mixed nurseries supervised by the Comprehensive Care Council or the Ministry of Public Education, in order to drop off or pick up a minor, with the proper letter check. r) The vehicles of the people who must travel strictly to attend the Vehicle Technical Review appointment, duly accredited with the receipt of the scheduled appointment.
Exception letter for vehicle restriction