Travel Alert: National Public Transport Strike Possible on June 15
Location: Costa Rica – Level 4 Do Not Travel
Travel Alert: Monday June 14, 2021
Event: National Public Transport Strike Possible on June 15, 2021
Costa Rican media outlets are reporting that the bus and taxi driver unions are calling for a national public transportation strike across Costa Rica beginning on Tuesday, June 15 and continuing indefinitely. According to the information, the organizations are demonstrating against the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, gasoline prices, and payment of social security obligations.
The majority of protests in Costa Rica are non-violent in nature. However, you should exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gathering, protests, or demonstration. Avoid such large gatherings whenever possible; do not attempt to enter or pass through them.
The U.S. Embassy will provide updates if any signification changes occur to the above information.
Actions to take:
- Avoid crowds.
- Avoid demonstrations.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Keep a low profile.
- Review your personal security plan