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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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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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Current measures for businesses by the Ministry of Health
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We have summarized the measures currently in place by the Ministry of Health per internal resolution MS-DM-4467-2020. Check for your business on the list so that you are sure what type of rule applies to you. General rules for temporary closure of all establishments with sanitary permit: From Monday to

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boat registration
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Let’s register your boat! In Costa Rica, all boats must be registered through the National Registry of Ships, as stated in article 3 of the Regulations of the Costa Rican Naval Registry and article 38 of the Regulations for the Public Registry of Personal Property. Before carrying out the registration

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During this COVID crisis, some people had arrived to the country with their vehicles and are currently stuck without the possibility to leave. The permits for their vehicles have expired and now they are stuck in Costa Rica. The Customs Office from Costa Rica (Dirección General de Aduanas, or simply

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We previously discussed the best time to start a business during or after the COVID-19 crisis, if you missed it, click here. Let’s now talk about how to start a business in Costa Rica. Even though the process of starting a business has a bad reputation within the country, it

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The Costa Rican Congress introduced a bill to regulate non-traditional lodgings such as AirB&B or VRBO.   The Proposal The proposal for the law intends to regulate the short-term rentals or vacation rentals. It will be applicable to various types of properties, whether it is a home, an apartment, villas,

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