Officials in Puerto Rico not too long ago introduced that the U.S. territory will likely be easing a few of its entry necessities for American vacationers.
Effective February 2, absolutely vaccinated guests from the U.S. mainland to the island will not need to current a unfavorable Covid check end result earlier than entry. The 7-day quarantine requirement that’s at present in place may also be scraped for unvaccinated vacationers, so long as they will current a unfavorable Covid check taken from the earlier 48 hours of journey to Puerto Rico.
Governor Announced Travel Update, Cited Lower Case Counts
The journey replace was introduced on Friday by Puerto Rico’s Governor, Pedro Pierluisi. He talked about experiences of considerably decrease case counts as one of many causes for the benefit in restrictions.
Local restrictions may also be eased all through the island for the month of February. You can see Governor Pierluisi submit in regards to the loosened native restrictions right here via Twitter.
Please notice that the entry restrictions for worldwide vacationers is not going to change at the moment.
What Are The Entry Rules For Fully Vaccinated Travelers?
According to the updated guidance, absolutely vaccinated arrivals from the U.S. mainland will not need to current a unfavorable Covid check end result for journey to the island.
This testing requirement for all travelers to Puerto Rico was put in place on the finish of December within the midst of the Omicron wave over the vacations.
What If I’m Unvaccinated And Traveling To Puerto Rico?
A 7-day quarantine requirement for all unvaccinated arrivals to Puerto Rico was additionally put in place on the finish of final 12 months, however this entry requirement will likely be scraped on Wednesday.
However, unvaccinated vacationers will nonetheless need to current a unfavorable Covid check end result (molecular or antigen are each at present accepted) taken no later than 48 hours from journey to Puerto Rico.
Unvaccinated vacationers who don’t current a check at entry will likely be required to take a check and self-isolate till the outcomes come again unfavorable. All optimistic check outcomes should proceed to quarantine for not less than 10 days. Those who don’t take a check upon entry will likely be topic to fines and need to quarantine for 7 days.
Health Declaration Form Required For Travel
Regardless of your vaccination standing, all vacationers to Puerto Rico should fill out an official Travel Declaration Form previous to departure.
All guests can add their check outcomes or Covid vaccination data by the web type.
Some Restrictions At Restaurants, Bars And Large Events To Be Eased
Starting February 2, eating places all through the island will be capable to function at 75% capability (indoor settings) and 50% for outside settings.
However, the requirement for proof of vaccination or a unfavorable check end result taken from the earlier two days will nonetheless be in place at eating places and bars. The masks necessities for all indoor venues may also stay for not less than the month of February.
Bars in Puerto Rico will proceed to function at 50% capability, however bars and retailers that promote alcohol will not be required to shut between the hours of midnight and 5 am. Proof of vaccination or a unfavorable check may also nonetheless be required to attend any massive occasions.
Things To Do In Puerto Rico
El Yunque National Forest is likely one of the hottest hikes and outside day journeys to take when visiting Puerto Rico. There’s various flora, fauna and over 24 miles of paved trails to discover. The park is situated simply over 30 miles outdoors of the capital of San Juan.
After exploring the historic sights and colourful homes in Old San Juan, vacationers can calm down at Condado Beach or the gorgeous Playa Peña. Then, head southwest to Cayo Aurora for some clear, calm waters which can be good for kayaking.
For extra ideas, see our information on the top 5 places to visit in Puerto Rico.
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