International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

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

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Entry restricted for international travelers

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Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

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Most international travelers that have been in or transited through selected countries in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Puerto Rico.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • American citizens;
  • Legal permanent residents;
  • Certain family members of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
  • Students with F and/or M visas.

For more details about exemptions please check the source.

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1/30/2021
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Before You Leave

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, or Antigen: Rapid). The test must be taken 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary.

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: either their test results or their official vaccination card.

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Discover Puerto Rico
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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, and Sinovac-CoronaVac.

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, you may still want to keep a printed copy as a precaution.

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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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

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Discover Puerto Rico
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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.

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 72 hours before check-in at their accommodation or upon entry of an indoor food and beverage establishment.

Travelers staying longer than 1 week, must continue to present negative COVID-19 PCR test results on a weekly basis.

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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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Discover Puerto Rico
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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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Discover Puerto Rico
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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. Proof of vaccination is required to access most facilities and to attend events or a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, may also be accepted on most occasions. Further information can be found at https://www.discoverpuert...
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12/4/2021

Use of mask

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Face masks are required in enclosed environments and in outdoor public spaces with more than 50 people. Masks are recommended in private meetings of up to 20 vaccinated people.

Public transportation

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Public transport is operating as usual.

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open for vaccinated customers and those with proof of testing. Businesses opting out of mandatory proof of vaccination or testing results may open at reduced capacity.

Bars

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Bars are open for vaccinated customers and those with proof of testing. Businesses opting out of mandatory proof of vaccination or testing results may open at reduced capacity.

Nightclubs

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Nightclubs are open for vaccinated customers and those with proof of testing.

Shops

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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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