While Puerto Rico usually goes by the same rules as the United States, the island has implemented its own COVID-19 entry requirements.
Puerto Rico's tourism industry was was growing fast prior to the pandemic with over 2.2 million visitors in 2019 which was up over 28% from 2018.
Here is everything travelers need to know before booking their trip to Puerto Rico including health protocols and COVID-19 entry requirements.
Countries Permitted To Visit Puerto Rico
The following countries are NOT permitted to enter Puerto Rico.
- All European Union Countries
Travel Declaration Form
All travelers must fill out the Travel Declaration Form before traveling to Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Has Reopened For Tourism A Second Time
Puerto Rico has once again reopened for tourism as of September 12th after a surge in COVID-19 cases caused a second shutdown.
The reopening will allow for the Puerto Rico's beaches, theaters, casinos and gyms to once again open.
COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
All travelers from approved countries must present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours (From when test was performed until arriving in Puerto Rico).
Failure to present proof of a negative test will result in a mandatory 14 day self quarantine.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
All travelers who fail to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Puerto Rico will face a mandatory self quarantine for 14 days.
COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Puerto Rico
All visitors must follow COVID-19 health requirements while in Puerto Rico including:
- Wearing a face mask in all public areas is mandatory in Puerto Rico
- Curfew from 10:00 pm until 5:00 am
- No alcohol sales after 7:00 pm
- Tourist attractions and non essential businesses are closed
- Full lock down on Sundays with only the most essential service operating
We will update this list as restrictions are lifted so be sure to bookmark this page.
COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements
A vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet available to the public. Puerto Rico has not announced if a proof of vaccine record (POVR) will be required for entry in the future.
Visa Entry Requirements For Puerto Rico During COVID-19
All travelers arriving in Puerto Rico must follow regular United States visa requirements.
Use this government tool to find out if you need a visa before traveling to Puerto Rico.
Travelers that require a visa must apply at the U.S. embassy/consulate in their home country.
Disclaimer: Puerto Rico entry requirements can change without notice and are being updated constantly. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling. Travel Off Path does not endorse travelling against government advisories.