From tomorrow – 10 March – Puerto Rico will likely be dropping all vaccine and testing necessities for U.S. vacationers.
Having reported simply last month that the Caribbean island not required totally vaccinated American vacationers to current a unfavourable Covid take a look at 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 constructive Covid circumstances persevering with to drop in Puerto Rico – to as little as 150 new circumstances 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 not be requested to point out proof of vaccination – or be required to current a unfavourable Covid take a look at end result so as to enter Puerto Rico.
U.S. vacationers will even not be required to finish a journey declaration kind upon their arrival into the U.S. territory – which might normally have required data similar to a person’s vaccination particulars, in addition to particulars of their unfavourable covid take a look at 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 present entry restrictions – with people who’re arriving from one other nation needing to stick to the U.S. entry necessities.
- All worldwide arrivals – aged 18 and above – are required to point out proof of full vaccination.
- All worldwide arrivals – aged 2 and above – are required to point out proof of a unfavourable Covid take a look at end result (which will need to have been taken not than 24-hours earlier than departure) or be capable to current a proof of Covid restoration certificates earlier than departure.
There are, nonetheless, some exceptions in terms of folks not being totally vaccinated – and so it’s endorsed that vacationers maintain updated with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance, which additionally contains 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 not be required at indoor or outside venues.
They will, nonetheless, must be worn when visiting some venues referring to healthcare.
U.S. vacationers will even nonetheless be required to put on a face protecting 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 every one capability restrictions – at present relevant inside Puerto Rico – will likely be lifted.
This will now imply that locations, together with bars and eating places – in addition to leisure venues similar 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 occasions.
Anyone who now enters a personal – or public – venue will even not be requested to point out proof that they’ve been vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19 so as to enter. Unvaccinated people will even not be required to point out the outcomes of a unfavourable Covid take a look at.
Just a number of weeks in the past, a preferred neighbouring Caribbean vacationer vacation spot – the Dominican Republic – eliminated all of its Covid-19 restrictions.
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