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MEASURES APPLICABLE FROM FRIDAY JULY 03 AND UNTIL MONDAY, JULY 13 The entire country (cantons on yellow and orange alert) will have night vehicle restrictions Monday through Sunday from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am, except for the cantons in the border area, which will maintain from 5:00 pm to 5:00 am.

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The Global Sustainable Tourism Council awarded Costa Rica worldwide recognition for its permanent efforts in the development and consolidation of sustainable tourism. Accreditation is for the standard of the Certificate of Sustainable Tourism (CST) of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. The main advantage in obtaining this award is the increase

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NEW PHASE OF REOPENING and Updates
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Cantons in the yellow zone, with some exceptions, may advance to phase 3 from midnight onwards today. The canton of Curridabat is excluded from this provision; the districts of the canton of San José: La Uruca, La Merced, Hospital, Hatillo, Mata Redonda, Catedral, Zapote, San Francisco de Dos Ríos and San

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President Carlos Alvarado, requested the Board of Directors of the CCSS agreed to maintain the reduction of the minimum tax base for another month. The measure will contribute to coping with the effects of the COVID-19 emergency on companies and the workforce. The Executive Branch will include in the extraordinary

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Perhaps you are aware of it because of Sandra Cauffman’s crucial role at NASA as an specialist in Electrical Engineering and Physics; or because of the recent recognition by the World Health Organization for its initiative aimed towards collecting licenses for both current and future technologies that detect, prevent and

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Starting this Saturday, the Ministry of Health implemented the sanitary vehicle restriction with stricter measures, due to the increase in cases of COVID-19 in the country, which already exceed 2,000 Vehicular traffic will be allowed exclusively for access to health centers, pharmacies, suppliers, grocery stores and supermarkets by odd and

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward
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The opening of cinemas, theaters, museums and shops is postponed on weekends, as well as places of worship and extended hours of beaches. From Saturday the 20th to 10a.m. at Monday 22 at 5a.m. The total vehicle restriction will apply for the entire country, under the scheme used at Easter. The cantons

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Note: As announced this Friday, June 19, these measures will be suspended until further notice. This Thursday the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado and the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas announced the new modifications in the third phase of reopening that will be carried out over the next three

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Moratorium or Suspension of the Payment of Municipal Patents
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On May 20th, 2020, Mr. Carlos Alvarado, President of Costa Rica, signed a Law that seeks to alleviate local taxpayers as well as the financial management of the municipalities affected by Covid-19. It is a law that gives taxpayers the ability to request an extension on the term to pay

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Watching movies through Netflix just got more expensive, at least for people who are domiciled in Costa Rica and/or use a Costa Rican card to pay for these type of services.  Starting on August 1, the collection of 13% value added tax (VAT) for cross-border digital services will begin, in

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