Truck drivers in Costa Rica have blocked the passage at land borders in Paso Canoas and Peñas Blancas, complaining about their treatment in other Central American countries even after Costa Rica relaxed measures that were affecting drivers from other nations. In protest, drivers block the border with trucks in Peñas Blancas and even put dirt and materials on the road to block the border in Paso Canoas.
In May, many measures were put in place, to stop the spread of covid-19, that angered drivers from other Central American countries. On September 24, all but two of the measures were eliminated. Drivers are now allowed to deliver directly to commercial businesses rather than warehouses and can do so without prior authorization. Still, Costa Rican drivers can deliver only to warehouses in other countries in the region.
Drivers from other countries want Costa Rica to do away with GPS tracking as well as allow them to stay 10 days instead of five.
Costa Rican drivers wish the Government had never put these measures in place because they have led to a retaliation that leaves them defenseless and at a competitive disadvantage. They demand an agreement with Central American counterparts.