Costa Rica: Bars and Casinos to Reopen

After being closed for more than seven months, starting October 8, about 4,500 establishments that are identified as bars or casinos in the country will be able to reopen to the public.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The bars that reopen will only be able to serve 50% of their capacity and the distance between the backs of the chairs at each table must be at least 1.8 meters.

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No live singers or other forms of singing known as karaoke will be allowed in bars, and only establishments offering instrumental music or the presence of a DJ will be authorized.

A statement from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute states that in the case of casinos located in lodging centers, the protocols that must be followed are as follows:

  • Taking the temperature of the customers at the entrance.
  • A maximum capacity of 50%.
  • Guarantee the use of disposable cups, plates and cutlery.
  • No alcoholic beverages may be dispensed while the 50% capacity requirement is in effect. No gambling tournaments or live shows will be held.
  • Tables, chairs and gaming machines will be subject to complete disinfection, both at the beginning of operations and at closing, and every time a customer uses them.
  • The chips on the gaming tables will be disinfected with ultra violet lamps when the tables are opened, at the moment of closing and during each hour while the games are active.
  • Gaming machines shall be turned off and/or redistributed to ensure the minimum required distance of 1.8 meters. When they cannot be redistributed, a polycarbonate screen shall be placed between them.
  • Each gaming machine must be cleaned at least every 60 minutes.
  • At the gaming tables there will be a maximum of three chairs for players and between them there will be acrylic sheets or protective screens in order to guarantee the physical distance between customers.



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