From tomorrow – 10 March – Puerto Rico will probably be dropping all vaccine and testing necessities for U.S. vacationers.
Having reported simply last month that the Caribbean island now not required totally vaccinated American vacationers to current a destructive Covid check end result earlier than entry – the U.S. territory is now easing its entry necessities even additional for U.S. residents.
And, with the variety of new optimistic Covid instances persevering with to drop in Puerto Rico – to as little as 150 new instances a day being reported within the few days – the authorities have seen this as an excellent time to chill out the Covid-19 restrictions for home American vacationers.
So, What Are The Entry Requirements For U.S. Travelers?
Well, from tomorrow (10 March) guests from the U.S. will now not be requested to indicate proof of vaccination – or be required to current a destructive Covid check end result with a view to enter Puerto Rico.
U.S. vacationers can even now not be required to finish a journey declaration kind upon their arrival into the U.S. territory – which might normally have required data akin to a person’s vaccination particulars, in addition to particulars of their destructive covid check end result.
The information is bound to be welcomed by American nationals seeking to get pleasure from all that the Caribbean island has to supply – together with the beautiful white-sand seashores, crystal-clear waters and its distinctive mix of Spanish and Caribbean tradition.
International Travelers Are Still Required To Follow The Same U.S. Entry Rules
However, for worldwide guests wanting to go to Puerto Rico, there are nonetheless at the moment entry restrictions – with people who’re arriving from one other nation needing to stick to the U.S. entry necessities.
This consists of:
- All worldwide arrivals – aged 18 and above – are required to indicate proof of full vaccination.
- All worldwide arrivals – aged 2 and above – are required to indicate proof of a destructive Covid check end result (which will need to have been taken now not than 24-hours earlier than departure) or have the ability to current a proof of Covid restoration certificates earlier than departure.
There are, nevertheless, some exceptions on the subject of folks not being totally vaccinated – and so it’s endorsed that vacationers preserve updated with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance, which additionally consists of particulars on which vaccines are recognised by the U.S. authorities.
Masks No Longer Required At Indoor Or Outdoor Venues
Along with the modifications to the entry necessities for U.S. vacationers, the Puerto Rico authorities has additionally introduced that from tomorrow (10 March) face masks will now not be required at indoor or out of doors venues.
They will, nevertheless, must be worn when visiting some venues referring to healthcare.
U.S. vacationers can even nonetheless be required to put on a face masking on board their airplane journey to Puerto Rico – with the Transport Security Administration (TSA) continuing to enforce the travel mask mandate.
Capacity Restrictions Will Also Be Lifted
It has additionally been introduced that each one capability restrictions – at the moment relevant inside Puerto Rico – will probably be lifted.
This will now imply that locations, together with bars and eating places – in addition to leisure venues akin to sport stadiums and theaters – can now open to full capability, as an alternative of being restricted to 75% capability as has been the case in current instances.
Anyone who now enters a non-public – or public – venue can even now not be requested to indicate proof that they’ve been vaccinated towards Covid-19 with a view to enter. Unvaccinated people can even now not be required to indicate the outcomes of a destructive Covid check.
Just a number of weeks in the past, a well-liked neighbouring Caribbean vacationer vacation spot – the Dominican Republic – eliminated all of its Covid-19 restrictions.
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