We've received questions regarding which restrictions apply to where in the country, the following article is a summary of the current restrictions.
Please note, these are NOT new restrictions.
Nationwide Through May 30th, 2021
Nighttime vehicle restriction 7 days a week, from 9 p.m. to 5
These are the exemptions to the sanitary vehicular restriction in Costa Rica, updated as of April 2021.
a) Vehicles for the transport of merchandise or cargo. In the case of light load vehicles (CL), the nature of their activity must be demonstrated by means of the
The MOPT has confirmed to us via email the two key points related to the extension of driver's licenses for foreigners.
First: There is a new grace period valid until June 1st, 2021 for tourists who entered the country after December 17th, 2019, and whose foreign
Transportation has provided a summary of their latest decision pertaining to drivers’ licenses for tourists and people with applications in progress at the Immigration Department. The official resolution is expected to be published in the official Gazette soon.
Be aware that the verbiage used is extremely
MOPT has issued the official decree regarding the grace period to complete the homologation of foreign driver's licenses for people with DIMEX cards, and Costa Rican nationals, which was announced yesterday.
Driving as a Resident or Costa Rican National with a Foreign Driver's License
A new grace
MOPT: New grace period for people with DIMEX cards and Costa Rican nationals who hold a foreign driver's license. This extension does not apply to tourists or people with applications in progress. The announcement pertaining to tourists is expected in the upcoming days.
Expats who apply for one of the Immigration Categories featured in our Immigration Law receive, at the end of their immigration process, a local ID card. This local ID card is the DIMEX, Documento de Identidad Migratoria para Extranjeros generally referred to as cedula.
People who receive
This article has been impacted by Resolution N° DJUR-0031-03-2021-JM announcing the extension of entry stamps for people who entered the country from December 18th, 2019 onwards until June 01st, 2021. We are working with Transportation to extend driving privileges until then.
A lot has been said
There is a Circular DVT-DGEV-CIR-2020-73 which was sent to MOPT by their Sub General Director Maria Eugenia Salazar Salaverry, stating that it is their obligation to recognize Immigration’s rules regarding the validity of entry stamps.
The Circular specifically states that Transportation is obliged to respect the