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Puerto Rico is officially reopening its borders for tourism on July 15th, 2020.

While there are currently no restrictions on who can enter Puerto Rico, the tourism board has announced a series of rules and regulations.

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IMPORTANT Update July 20:

Due to a surge in Covid cases, Puerto Rico is encouraging only essential travel at this time and has postponed its official inbound tourism reopening in order to safeguard visitors and residents.

All entry rules/requirements seem to be the same, but they have clearly stated they are encouraging only essential travel and not tourism based travel at this time.

Entry Requirements

Travelers must produce a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours of arrival.

Visitors who fail to bring a negative test result with them will be subject to on-site testing.

Those who test positive will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Those who refuse to be tested will also have to undergo 14 days of quarantine.

Transportation Protocols

Drivers will be required to disinfect their vehicles, wear masks, put on gloves while handling luggage and provide their passengers with hand sanitizer.

Ride-share passengers will be required to wear masks and prohibited from sitting in the front seat.


There is currently a curfew in effect for Puerto Rico from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through July 22. Exceptions are made for emergencies.

Health Protocols for Travelers

Travelers are required to wear face masks when in public and will face fines if they choose not to. 

Social distancing is enforced with floor plans and capacities are limited. 

Tourist Activities and Beaches

Beaches and nature reserves have reopened but are limited to only those within the same household.

Restaurants, spas, museums, theaters, and casinos are open and operating but at maximum 75 capacity. 

All 18 hole golf courses have now reopened. 

Puerto rico beach


Most hotels are open, including El San Juan Hotel, Caribe Hilton, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

All guests will have to undergo temperature checks and have their luggage disinfected upon arrival. Wearing masks in public areas as well as restaurants will be enforced.

Hotels will be required to regularly clean and sanitize public spaces and limit capacity at pools to 50%. Fitness centers and spas, which are currently closed, will reopen and operate at 50% capacity.


Restaurants are currently open but at limited capacity. 

Total capacity was increased from 25% to 50% on June 16, 2020. 

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