Costa Rica: Update On COVID-19 Situation

6.24.2020 COSTA RICA (1)
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Costa Rica has 1,293 active cases and 1,210 recoveries. Twelve people have died in Costa Rica after contracting the virus and thirty people remain hospitalized. Five people are in intensive care, two more than Tuesday.
Since March 18, entries to Costa Rica have been restricted for non-residents. All citizens, residents, diplomats, and immediate family members of Costa Rican citizens entering the country must quarantine for 14 days.

The Health Minister of Costa Rica, Dr. Daniel Salas, announced that the government is planning a very gradual reopening for international tourists, but they will almost certainly extend the ban on incoming tourists beyond June 30.

All hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and health centers are working normal hours. Beaches are open from 5 am to 8 pm on weekdays while most national parks are open on their regular hours. This schedule does not apply for those areas still under orange alert like the cantons of Pococí, Upala, Alajuelita and Desamparados; and the districts of Pavas (San José), Peñas Blancas (San Ramón), Los Chiles (Los Chiles), La Fortuna (San Carlos), Paquera (Puntarenas).

All residents can drive from 5 am to 10 pm on weekdays, except for one day determined by the last digit of your license plate. On weekends, vehicles with plates ending in odd numbers can drive on Saturdays; vehicles with plates ending in even numbers can drive on Sundays. Tourists who have entered the country after December 17 can legally drive with a foreign license until July 17.

There are several repatriation flights each week to and from the US. Foreigners who have entered Costa Rica on a tourist visa after December 17, 2019, can legally remain in Costa Rica until August 18, 2020.

Source: THE TICO TIMES.

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