If you have a VTI appointment, you can get around even if you have the license plate restriction
The latest health guidelines generated some adjustments for the Vehicle Technical Inspection (VTI). The first of these is that most stations will assist from 6 am to 6 pm from Monday to Sunday starting this week (Except Liberia which will be from 6 am to 6 pm from Monday to Saturday and the Central Mobile from 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday).
With the extension of this schedule, a good number of appointments are opened which makes it possible for users to get one faster.
“Although the first weeks of May were loaded with appointments, with this extension of the daily schedule, plus the opening of Saturdays and Sundays, a good number of spaces are opened that will facilitate the obtaining of appointments, besides, we return to provide the service for those who for different reasons can only do the VTI on weekends”; Jennifer Hidalgo, assistant manager of Communication and Social Responsibility, commented.
The second guideline has to do with the move of users on the day they have their RTV appointment, which they will be able to make even if they have a restricted plate number. They have to carry the SMS confirmation message of their appointment as well as the documents of the inspection.
“It is important that once you make the VTI appointment, make sure that you receive the SMS confirmation, this should happen up to 24 hours after you have requested the appointment. That message is the proof they would have to show if a transit officer intercepts them along the way,” Hidalgo added.
It is important to note that this exception is specifically for the Health Restriction, and not for those circulating with the expired VTI. The only exception that has been established concerning the validity of the periodic inspection is for the vehicles that were due in April and only so that they can catch up in May.