Restrictions have been slightly reduced

The Government has announced the new measures that will be implemented for the month of November. There have been some slight changes to allow more liberty throughout the country and following we explain how everything will work out:


  1.  San José Restrictions
  • The driving restrictions per plates during the day will apply only to the Ring Road (“anillo de circunvalación”) in San José, and they will give the chance for people to drive four (4) out of five (5) weekdays.
  • As follows the detailed list of plates that CANNOT circulate per day in this designated area:
    • Monday: 1 and 2.
    • Tuesday: 3 and 4.
    • Wednesday: 5 and 6.
    • Thursday: 7 and 8.
    • Friday: 9 and 0
  • As follows the map with the areas that the Ring Road (“anillo de circunvalación”) in San José includes and the schedule of the restrictions:
ring road SJ
ring road restrictions
  1. Whole Country Restrictions (this includes San José)
  • The nighttime driving ban will be kept for the whole country, but it will change to: Monday through Sunday, from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • The restrictions by plates on the weekends will be completely eliminated for the whole country, starting November 1st.

A list of exceptions is still established (you can reach out to us here for the complete list).


  • All activities/businesses shall continue with the designated reduced capacity, and a new schedule of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (one hour longer).
  • Here the current list of reductions to the capacity of  activities and businesses:
    • Business events: 150 people.
    • Social events: 100 people (without a complete vaccination scheme) or 200 people (with a complete vaccination scheme).
    • Academic and Religious events: 500 people.
    • Bars and Casinos: 50% capacity.
    • Hotels that have more than 100 rooms: 100% capacity. Common areas can have 50% capacity.
  • Trains: Standing capacity according to the type of wagon (Apolo 29 people, conventional 9 people, and new units with 102 people).
  • Buses: Can take up to 15 standing passengers.
  • Beaches: May open from Monday to Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Cultural and Sport Activities: Starting November 15th, will be able to have 25% of capacity with people who have been fully vaccinated.


Tourists who have been fully vaccinated will still be able to enter the country without having to purchase Travel Insurance.

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