Since the COVID-19 health crisis broke out last year in March, bus companies in the province have modified their schedules and routes to avoid spreading the virus en masse within their buses.
In August of last year, the Ministry of Health established that companies could operate at 100% capacity as long as they ensure that no passenger is standing and that everyone wears their mask during the trip.
Authorities also determined that buses must keep windows open (weather conditions permitting) and cleaning staff must clean buses after each trip.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States (CDC) affirmed that although there are no conclusive studies on the degree of severity of spread in public transportation units, they could be one of the places where people are most exposed to the virus due to the large number of people.
For this reason, the CDC recommends packing disinfectant wipes to clean your seat, avoiding touching surfaces on the bus, traveling at less busy times, changing clothes when you arrive at your destination and, if possible, leaving an empty row of seats between you and the other passengers.
Do you need to travel to Guanacaste from San Jose? These are the updated routes and schedules for February 2021: