The focus of the Policia de Transito (traffic police) is on the major routes in and out of the Central Valley, beaches and rural communities

Q COSTA RICA – The vehicular restrictions of San Jose will be suspended for Semana Santa (Easter Week). The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) will not be monitoring license plate restrictions from Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14 says the director of the police body.

Mario Calderón said the priority will be to assign officials on major routes out of the Central Valley and in major tourist destinations such as beaches and rural areas.

The police chief stressed, however, that San Jose will not be without traffic police, there will be ample coverage in communities with religious activities such as processions.

Typically, during Semana Santa the number of vehicles entering the capital city is reduced and taking into account that Thursday nad Friday of Semana Santa are legal holidays.

The vehicular restrictions return on Monday, April 17.

The vehicular restrictions places a ban on a vehicles entering the area bounded by the Circunvalacion to the west and south, San Pedro to the east and Tibas on the north, based on the last digits of the license plate. Mondays, vehicles with plates ending 1 and 2 are restricted; 3 and 4 on Tuesdays; 4 and 6 on Wednesdays; 7 and 8 on Thursdays; 9 and 0 on Fridays, between 6:00am and 7:00pm.

There are no restrictions on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.