Travel Alert: National Public Transport Strike Possible on June 15

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


U.S. Embassy San Jose

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Costa Rica Country Specific Information
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