The presidential inauguration ceremony in Costa Rica will take place on Tuesday, May 8; public employees have the day off and therefore public service offices will be closed for the day with the exception of emergency services; the event will also bring some road closures.
The ceremony in which president elect Carlos Alvarado will be sworn in for a four-year term of office, will take place at the Plaza de la Democracia in downtown San Jose, some activities will also be held at the National Theater and therefore road closures will be in place since Monday night and all day Tuesday.
From 6 p.m. through 11 p.m. on Monday the streets close to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and towards the building known as Antigua Fanal, streets 9 through 15 and avenues 7 and 3, will be closed.
Starting midnight on Tuesday, May 8 and through 9 p.m. this same day, avenues 1 and 6 and streets 11 through 19 will be completely closed for vehicles, while for pedestrians the restriction will apply from 6 a.m. through 2 p.m.
Close to 3,000 people are expected to attend the event that for the first time will be carbon neutral.
Those that wish to attend the free concert starting at 4 p.m. will be subject to a security check-up.