Travel Restrictions Entering Puerto Rico from Sierra Leone

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Sierra Leone to Puerto Rico.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

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PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

PARTIALLY OPEN

Transit is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

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Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Puerto Rico. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
12/31/2021
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Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to transit via Puerto Rico. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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12/31/2021
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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results before exiting Sierra Leone

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Departing travelers must book a test on the government online portal. The test must be a COVID-19 PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure from Sierra Leone. A negative COVID-19 PCR test result should contain a QR code.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5;
  • Travelers staying for 5 days or less.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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All travelers regardless of their vaccination status must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, SDA, CRISPR, or Antigen: Rapid, Viral, Antigen Chromatographic Digital Immunoassay, Antigen Chemiluminescence Immunoassay, or Antigen Lateral Flow Fluorescence). The test must be taken a maximum of 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary (if a flight is at 1 pm on a Friday, travelers could board with a COVID-19 negative test that was taken any time on the prior Thursday).

Test results must include the traveler's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are "negative," SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected," SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected," or "COVID-19 not detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable.

This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers.

Travelers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information.

Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before traveling to each state.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2;
  • Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation.

Please see the source for more details.

Testing Options
  • A Antigen Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
  • A Rt Lamp Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
  • A Tma Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
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Mandatory

Mandatory travel declaration form

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Travelers are required to complete a travel declaration form before departure to Puerto Rico. Travelers will need an Airport Exit Confirmation number and QR Code, which travelers will automatically receive when uploading their documentation.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Travelers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

The US government currently accepts vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA and the WHO. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Sinovac-CoronaVac, and Novavax/Covovax.

Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

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Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series are accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4 day grace period) after the first dose.

For more information about accepted proof of vaccination, please check the source.

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Mandatory

Mandatory travel attestation form

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Travelers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline.

Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically, such as through the VeriFLY app. However, they may still be required to show a printed copy.

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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival. Travelers who develop symptoms must isolate and get tested.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health pass for residing in accommodations and indoor activity

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All travelers staying 1 night or more at any accommodation, as well as travelers wanting to enjoy indoor establishments where food and beverages are prepared and served, are required to have proof of being fully vaccinated or a valid COVID-19 test result.

Travelers attending mass events (both indoors and outdoors taking place at theaters, amphitheaters, coliseums, stadiums, and convention centers) will be required to present proof of vaccination with an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and also a negative COVID test taken in the 48 hours prior to the event.

Vaccinated travelers must be fully vaccinated with vaccines authorized by the FDA. Travelers without proof of vaccination must have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test can be a PCR test or an Antigen test taken a maximum of 48 hours before check-in at their accommodation or upon entry of an indoor food and beverage establishment.

Travelers staying longer than 1 week in hotels and other accommodations must continue to present negative COVID-19 PCR test results on a weekly basis.

Travelers who are not vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons must provide proper documentation confirming this and are still required to present negative tests on a weekly basis.

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Travelers under the age of 5 are not allowed to attend large-scale events, even with negative COVID-19 test results, except when permitted by the Department of Health.

Travelers aged between 5-11 years are allowed to attend large indoor events by providing negative COVID-19 test results taken a maximum of 48 hours prior to the event.

Effective February 1st, 2022, travelers aged between 5-11 years will be allowed to attend large indoor events by providing proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test results taken a maximum of 48 hours prior to the event.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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All travelers aged 2 years and older must wear masks at the airport and in all indoor spaces. Unvaccinated travelers and travelers between the ages of 2 and 11 must also wear masks in public areas when unable to social distance.

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Travelers under the age of 11 are required to keep masks on at all times while in food establishments, except for when eating or drinking.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Unknown
We have limited data on COVID-19 transmission in Puerto Rico and can't assess the risk of traveling to this destination.

No COVID-19 data has been reported for this region.

Local Guidelines

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. Events are limited to a maximum of 250 people as long as that number is equal to or lower than their 50% capacity indoors or 75% outdoors. Events of more than 250 people require authorization from the Department of Health. Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR or antigen, taken within 48 hours, is required to access most facilities and to attend events. Further information can be found at https://www.discoverpuert...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in enclosed environments and in outdoor public spaces with more than 50 people.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transport is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open until midnight at a limited capacity for vaccinated customers and those with proof of testing.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open until midnight at a limited capacity for vaccinated customers and those with proof of testing.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open at a limited capacity for vaccinated customers and those with proof of testing.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

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