Puerto Rico – San Juan (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers must provide both proof of vaccination and a negative test result performed no more than 72 hours of arrival must be presented.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: The passenger will be required to self-quarantine while waiting for the test result.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 18.11.2021
1. Please see COVID-19 regulations for USA which apply to Puerto Rico as well.
2. Passengers must complete a “Travel Declaration Form” before departure at https://app.travelsafe.pr.gov/
3. Nationals of the U.S.A. are allowed to enter with an expired passport.
– This does not apply to emergency passports which must be valid on arrival.


Detailed Tourist Information

Fully vaccinated travelers are permitted to enter Puerto Rico if they comply with all the necessary requirements.

For foreign nationals arriving on international flights, both proof of vaccination and a negative test result performed no more than 72 hours of arrival must be presented.

For fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and long-term residents, both proof of vaccination and a negative test result performed no more than 72 hours of arrival must be presented.

Please note that only FDA-approved vaccinations will be accepted.

For unvaccinated U.S. citizens and long-term residents, a negative test result performed no more than 24 hours of arrival must be presented.

All passengers must complete an online Travel Declaration Form from the Puerto Rico Health Department, which can be accessed at www.travelsafe.pr.gov or www.viajaseguro.pr.gov. Kiosks at the airport are also available for travelers to fill out the form upon arrival, as it is a requirement to exit the airport.

All travelers must obtain an Airport Exit Confirmation number and QR Code, which travelers will automatically receive when completing the Travel Declaration form and uploading their PCR molecular test results or proof of vaccination to the Puerto Rico Health Department’s online portal (https://www.travelsafe.pr.gov/)

For more details click here https://www.discoverpuertorico.com/info/travel-guidelines

Lockdown Details

Masks are required at all outdoor activities of 50 attendees or more. This requirement does not apply to public beaches. Masks are still recommended in crowded urban areas.

Until January 31st, 2022, those between 5 and 11 years old will be allowed to attend large indoor events by providing negative COVID-19 test results taken no more than 72 hours prior to the event. Starting February 1, 2022, this age range will be subject to the same guidelines as adults, requiring proof of vaccination upon entry. Children under 5 years of age will not be allowed to attend large-scale events except when permitted by the Department of Health.

As of September 17th, both private and public organized events and establishments will require evidence of vaccination to be able to operate 100%. However, venues and establishments choosing to accept a negative COVID test taken within the last 72 hours instead of proof of vaccination can only operate at 50% capacity. Venues include theaters, coliseums, event centers, and any other place promoting mass gatherings, regardless it is held inside or outside.

Anchoring on beaches, keys, and islets less than 100 feet from the shore is prohibited, unless using mooring buoys or moorings.



Data Source: covidcontrols.co