There are important new driving and sanitary restrictions which will start on August 1st.
August will be divided into three different phases that will effect driving and sanitary restrictions.
August 1st to 9th OPEN
August 10th to 21st LOCKDOWN
August 22nd to 31st OPEN
Check which alert (orange or yellow) you are in by visiting this link.
Check what is open in orange and yellow alert zones by visiting this link. (in Spanish)
Find out what the driving restrictions are for your car by entering the last number of your license plate in this link.
For an explanation in English of the restrictions for the entire month of August visit this link. It also takes you to our blog!
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New Equine Treatment Developed by UCR Scientists
A new treatment developed by University of Costa Rica (UCR) scientists has passed another hurdle on the road to approval for treatment in Covid-19 patients. The results were recently analyzed by George Mason University and it was determined that the treatment inhibits the spread of and neutralizes the virus.
This new treatment was developed in horses and involves injecting the animals with coronavirus proteins after which their immune systems create antibodies to fight the proteins. The antibodies weaken the virus, not allowing it to infect other cells. Antibody rich blood is extracted from the horses and separated to be used to fight the virus.
Clinical trials will soon start between CCSS and UCR to determine whether this new treatment will slow the virus in human beings, lowering mortality, hospitalizations and debilitating overall effects of the virus.
Local Insurance Health Care Coverage for Covid-19
The Costa Rican Association of Private Insurers (AAP) announced that their members have temporarily nullified the pandemic exclusion that most international health policies include and will continue provide coverage to policyholders affected by covid-19. Members of AAP include Adisa, Assa, BMI, Mapfre, SM Seguros, Sagicor and Palig.
INS, the National Insurance Institute, has full coverage for its clients and pandemic coverage has not been suspended.
These companies can provide the policies needed for tourists to enter Costa Rica when the borders open.