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San José City vehicle restriction rule halted on Holy Week

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Published on Thursday, March 21, 2024
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

There will be no restrictions on vehicle plate numbers in San José City during Holy Week, announced the Ministry of Public Transport.

This year's seven-day Catholic celebration begins on Palm Sunday, March 24, commemorating Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and ends on Sunday, March 31, commemorating Jesus' resurrection, known as Easter Sunday.

The benefit will apply in March from 25 to 29. During these days, vehicle drivers and motorcycle riders, with any license plate number, will be free to travel around the city on any given weekday.

The regulation has been postponed owing to traffic reductions, which will occur when most public institutions and commercial businesses are closed due to the holidays, officials said. 

During the Holy Week, vehicles are allowed to travel on San José Route 39, also known as the Circunvalación Route, which connects all of the streets that surround the capital city.

Police advise drivers and riders to obey the law, as they will be out in full force as part of the "Holy Week Surveillance Operation" to boost security around the country.

On Monday, April 1, 2024, the Traffic Police will reinstate their customary driving restrictions.

Should Costa Rica lift the citywide driving ban rule? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com


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