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Regardless of plate number, all vehicles will be able to travel on Saturdays and Sundays, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. nationwide.
- Ministry of Transport photo -


Published Friday, October 16, 2020

Weekend ban on driving due to
car plates number canceled

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The government cancels the weekend ban on driving based on vehicle plate number,  as part of the actions to recover the economy. But, the restriction hours continue to be enforced.

Starting this weekend, regardless of plate number, all vehicles will be able to travel on Saturdays and Sundays, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. nationwide.

On weekdays, the ban on driving rules in the country continues from Monday through Friday, where driving is allowed from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m.  The vehicles banned are based on the last number of the vehicle plate number, as follows:

• Monday: plates banned end in 1 or 2.

• Tuesday: plates banned end in 3 or 4.

• Wednesday: plates banned end in 5 or 6.

• Thursday: plates banned end in 7 or 8.

• Friday: plates banned end in 9 or 0.

Readers can verify the updated ban on driving by visiting the government website Covid-19/Alerta/Vehicular.

Regarding the alerts for the Orange and Yellow zones, these rules continue as the National Emergency Commission announced on Tuesday. The updated list of cantons under Orange Alert can be read on the government's website under Covid-19/Alerta/Canton.

The Ministry of Health recommends for managers or business representatives with inquiries about the ban on driving during the weekday, business restrictions and guidelines to directly call them at (506) 2223-0333.

A.M. Costa Rica urges readers to share this alert with their contacts.


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