A recent investigative report by CRHoy News raises issues of privacy in regards to the new prrof of vaccination mandate by the government of Costa Rica.
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From December 1, 2021 until January 8, 2022,the Government will begin a 'transition period to normality', allowing 100% capacity in leisure venues, culture, bars, restaurants, hotels, gyms and other types of shops serving the public.
Whether you are a business owner, employee or customer, the Government of Costa Rica has some new "mandatory" guidelines for you to follow.
As of December 1, it will be mandatory to show the QR code of the COVID-19 vaccination certificate to enter the following establishments:
Restaurants, sodas, cafeterias and food courts (food trucks, food courts).
Bars and casinos.
General stores, department stores and shopping centers.
Hotels, cabins or accommodation establishments.
Activities, organizations or congregations in places of worship.
Event rooms for business, academic or social activities.
Theaters, cinemas, art and dance academies, and artistic activity establishments.
Sports activities establishments.
While the document that is required to show and the means of verifying the document won't be released until November, the expectation is that all business will comply with the new rules.
At the same time the government has announced what they term a lessening of restrictions specifically for those who have complied with the vaccinations.
In a Press Release this week from the Casa Presidencial, a proof of vaccine or vaccine document issued by the Ministerio de Salud will be required for most activities as of December 1st 2021.
According to data analysed by the Health Statistics Branch of the Costa Rica Social Security Fund (CCSS) as of Wednesday October 20th, there were 862 patients hospitalized for COVID-19.
Reports in the media have denounced those who protest over the mandatory proof of vaccination that will be required in Costa Rica as of December 1st, 2021.
The Costa Rica Government has announced an easing of restrctions are coming in September, subject to change.