Officials in Puerto Rico not too long ago introduced that the U.S. territory might be easing a few of its entry necessities for American vacationers.
Effective February 2, totally vaccinated guests from the U.S. mainland to the island will not should current a detrimental Covid take a look at end result earlier than entry. The 7-day quarantine requirement that’s presently in place will even be scraped for unvaccinated vacationers, so long as they’ll current a detrimental Covid take a look at 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 stories of considerably decrease case counts as one of many causes for the convenience in restrictions.
Local restrictions will even be eased all through the island for the month of February. You can see Governor Pierluisi put up concerning the loosened native restrictions right here via Twitter.
Please notice that the entry restrictions for worldwide vacationers won’t change right now.
What Are The Entry Rules For Fully Vaccinated Travelers?
According to the updated guidance, totally vaccinated arrivals from the U.S. mainland will not should current a detrimental Covid take a look at 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 yr, however this entry requirement might be scraped on Wednesday.
However, unvaccinated vacationers will nonetheless should current a detrimental Covid take a look at end result (molecular or antigen are each presently accepted) taken no later than 48 hours from journey to Puerto Rico.
Unvaccinated vacationers who don’t current a take a look at at entry might be required to take a take a look at and self-isolate till the outcomes come again detrimental. All optimistic take a look at outcomes should proceed to quarantine for at the very least 10 days. Those who don’t take a take a look at upon entry might be topic to fines and should 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 take a look at outcomes or Covid vaccination information by means of the net kind.
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 out of doors settings.
However, the requirement for proof of vaccination or a detrimental take a look at 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 will even stay for at the very least 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 detrimental take a look at will even nonetheless be required to attend any giant occasions.
Things To Do In Puerto Rico
El Yunque National Forest is likely one of the hottest hikes and out of doors day journeys to take when visiting Puerto Rico. There’s numerous flora, fauna and over 24 miles of paved trails to discover. The park is situated simply over 30 miles exterior of the capital of San Juan.
After exploring the historic sights and colourful homes in Old San Juan, vacationers can chill out at Condado Beach or the gorgeous Playa Peña. Then, head southwest to Cayo Aurora for some clear, calm waters which are good for kayaking.
For extra suggestions, see our information on the top 5 places to visit in Puerto Rico.
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