Puerto Rico Removes Covid Test Requirement for Vaccinated Travelers and Lifts Curfew
Puerto Rico is looking to welcome more tourists to the island as the local government has modified Covid-19 restrictions. An executive order signed Friday eliminates negative COVID-19 PCR molecular test requirements for fully vaccinated travelers on domestic flights and lifts the local curfew, which was established in March 2020.
“Puerto Rico has prioritized health and safety from the onset of the pandemic, becoming the first U.S. destination to implement an Island-wide curfew, among other measures developed to safeguard residents and visitors. As restrictions loosen, we look forward to welcoming travelers seeking to responsibly explore our Island, immerse themselves in unforgettable culture, unique natural wonders and delicious cuisine, while taking advantage of the ease of travel that comes with Puerto Rico being a U.S. territory, including no need for a passport for U.S. citizens,” said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico has also increased capacities for businesses, from 30% to 50%, removed mask requirements for fully vaccinated individuals in parks and beaches, and you are now able to consume alcoholic beverages in pools and beaches again. The reopening of the Island’s coliseums, popular for entertainment experiences, will also be permitted at 30% capacity, with all attendees required to present either a vaccination card, or negative antigen test to gain admission. A full overview of the revised measures and arrival requirements is available in Discover Puerto Rico’s travel guidelines.