Costa Rica: Commercial Activity Limited

In order to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, local authorities decided that from Monday, May 3 through Sunday, May 9, all commercial establishments operating in the cantons of the Central Region and which are not classified as essential, must close to the public.

Friday, April 30, 2021

These establishments will be able to operate under the non-face-to-face modality by means of home delivery or self-service. The rest of the country will not be affected by closures, informed the Presidency of Costa Rica.

In addition, the vehicle restriction for license plates will be applied on weekdays during the whole month of May in the cantons of the Central Region from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm. This will not affect the other five regions of the country, adds an official statement.

The document adds that "... the premises with essential services that may operate, with a schedule from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the aforementioned cantons are:

Home delivery service
Agricultural supplies
Medical Centers
Veterinary and Sanitation
Grocery stores
Funeral Homes
Farmer Holidays"

Sanitary vehicle restriction schedule remains unchanged. It will continue from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. throughout the country, highlights the official statement.

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Economy: Restrictions in Costa Rica

May 2021

In order to contain the advance of the pandemic, during the rest of the month of May, capacity reductions and restrictions to the circulation of vehicles will be applied, measures that will be applied throughout the national territory.

Through a press conference, the Costa Rican Government announced that as of May 13, sanitary measures will be applied, which will be based on the modification of some existing ones.

Costa Rica Applies New Mobility Restrictions

April 2021

In order to reduce the effects of the pandemic that caused the outbreak of Covid-19, from April 27 to May 16, there will be restrictions on vehicle traffic from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following day.

Given the speed of the increase in the number of infections and hospital occupancy, some of the most severe epidemiological data since the beginning of the pandemic, the health authorities made the decision to change the restriction schedule, according to an official statement.

Economic Reopening: Plans in Panama

January 2021

After restrictions were imposed on people's mobility during the holiday season to stop the spread of covid-19, Panamanian authorities reported that as of January 14 there will be a return to the process of "gradual and asymmetric reopening.

In a press conference, the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, informed that due to the fact that a balance was achieved in the incidence of covid-19 cases, it was decided to lift the quarantine that had been in place since the beginning of the year and as of January 14 the curfew for the entire country will be from 9:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. the following day.

Economy: Honduras Imposes Restrictions

January 2021

In order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in the country, from January 10 to 17, a curfew will be applied between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. the following day, and children will also be prevented from entering stores.

The exception in the circulation in not allowed schedules is subject to institutions described in the current PCM, transport of heavy load and person with safe-conduct authorized by the Secretary of Security, details an official document.

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