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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Puerto Rico
Data Last Updated: September 15, 2020

General Information

Partially Open

As of September 12, Puerto Rico has once again reopened its borders for tourism.

It allows visitors from all countries to enter EXCEPT for those coming from all European Union countries, China, Brazil, UK, Ireland, and Iran.

Visitors must complete an online travel declaration, submit a negative result of Covid test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure, and self-quarantine at their own expense upon arrival for 14 days, or the length of the visit, whichever is shorter.

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

As of Aug. 14, authorities in Puerto Rico have extended a nightly curfew as well as movement and business restrictions islandwide to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The following restrictions will remain in place until at least Aug. 21:

A 2200-0500 curfew is in effect. All persons, except those providing essential services and attending a medical emergency, must remain in their homes during curfew hours.

 Restaurants may only operate at 50-percent capacity Monday-Saturday. On Sundays, restaurants may only run on a pickup or delivery basis.

All employers must report any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 among their employees to the Department of Health.

Businesses must not allow people to wait in waiting rooms, and hotels must close their common areas.

The sale of alcohol is prohibited after 1900 Monday-Saturday and on Sundays.

All beaches are closed on Sundays.

Discotheques, theaters, casinos, gyms, entertainment parks, and other entertainment establishments remain closed. 

Airlines & Transport

Currently, Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is the island's only airport open for commercial flights.


Status of Opening to Tourists

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More Details

Latest Update - As of September 12, Puerto Rico has once again reopened its borders for tourism.

Puerto Rico has officially reopened its borders to international travelers on July 15, 2020. However, on July 16, the government announced that it is postponing its reopening plans due to the surge of Covid-19 cases. Now that there's a significant drop in Covid-19 cases and deaths in the country, the authorities have decided to proceed with their tourism reopening plans.

All passenger flights have been diverted to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan. The Puerto Rico National Guard will assist in the enhanced health screenings for all passengers on arrival, and only travelers with a negative COVID-19 test will be allowed to enter.

What To Expect On Arrival

Facemasks are mandatory for all passengers arriving at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Thermographic cameras have been installed to monitor the temperatures of all arriving passengers. Below are the requirements that all passengers must

Passengers must fill out the travel declaration form that the Puerto Rico Health Department will provide. They must also present a negative molecular COVID-19 test, which was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and go on a mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days, or the length of the visit, whichever is shorter.

Visitors must cover the medical expenses and any other expenses that will be incurred for the quarantine and for possible extended stay in the country.

Who Can Enter Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico allows visitors from all countries to enter EXCEPT for those coming from the following countries:

  • All European Union Countries
  • China
  • Brazil
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Iran

What’s Opening in Puerto Rico?

Measures are gradually lifting in Puerto Rico. Sunbathing and other activities at the beach are allowed. However, group gatherings are only limited to those who belong in the same household. Visitors to public beaches and nature parks must adhere to social distancing guidelines and masks must be worn when not in the water. Competitive games such as volleyball and other water sports activities are not allowed on the beaches

Museums will operate at 50% capacity, swimming pools will be open at 25% capacity, and shopping malls, retail stores and restaurants will cater to customers at 50% capacity. Bars, cafes and discos remain closed, although theaters, casinos and gyms can open at 25% capacity.

An island-wide curfew of 10 PM to 5 AM remains in effect, although the lockdown will be lifted on Sundays.

El Yunque National Forest, one of Puerto Rico’s most popular attractions, is partially open but with limited capacity. Advance reservations are required for the main recreation areas.

Visitors and residents must wear a facemask while in public and will be subjected to a fine if they refuse. Social distancing will be enforced and capacities on public places all over the island were adjusted.

Staying At Hotels

Most hotels have remained open and distancing measures have been in place:

  • Face coverings are mandatory in public areas.
  • Hotel pool facilities and fitness centers are open except for the sauna.
  • All guests are advised to follow the locally enforced measures including social distancing.
  • Restaurants within hotels and resorts are open but will only welcome guests at 75% capacity.

Certifications were given on hotels that have been thoroughly sanitized in accordance with the standards set by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC). Upon check-in, guests will be given a Health and Safety guide that details the specialized measures implemented by the property.

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Information for Non-Tourists

All arriving passengers must wear a protective face covering and will be subject to enhanced health screenings and protocols. Authorities are also enforcing the following requirements:

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Those who do not have the required documentation will be tested at the airport and must remain in quarantine at their own expense while awaiting results.

Travelers without the necessary documentation and who refuse to take a test will be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine at their own expense. Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 will be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine at their own expense.

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