Those visiting Puerto Rico should reference local measures developed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) to keep travelers and residents safe, such as social distancing, and high standards of cleanliness.
As of March 10th, the masks are no longer mandatory on the Island. However, masks are still recommended for situations where vaccination status cannot be guaranteed. Individual establishments reserve the right to implement their own requirements surrounding masks and COVID-19 protocols, and visitors are encouraged to contact businesses directly.
Mask usage is a federal law on airplanes and in airports.
The latest protocol updates:
- As of March 10th, domestic travelers are not required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival to the Island.
Travelers arriving on domestic flights:
- As of March 10th, domestic travelers are not required to provide proof of vaccination or negative test prior to arriving on the Island.
Travelers arriving on international flights:
- Due to CDC guidelines, all travelers arriving on international flights must present a negative COVID-19 test (either antigen or PCR) taken within one day prior to departure along with proof of vaccination
- Non-U.S. citizens or long-term residents will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling by air to the United States from a foreign country.
- Travelers who test positive while on the Island must quarantine and cover their own medical expenses/possible extended stay.
Things to Know: On the Island
New protocol updates for on-Island operations as of March 10th include:
- Masks are not mandatory on the Island for both indoor and outdoor settings. However, they're recommended in situations where vaccination status cannot be guaranteed.
- There are no capacity limits for establishments on the Island. Patrons are not required to present proof of vaccination or a negative test result upon entry to businesses. However, as always, individual establishments reserve the right to implement their own health and safety requirements.
- Masks are required on all public transportation, including all ferries operating to and from Vieques and Culebra.
- As of March 10th, masks are no longer mandatory on the Island. However, they are recommended in situations where vaccination status cannot be guaranteed.