Puerto Rico halts vaccine, Covid test entry requirements: Travel Weekly

U.S. travelers to Puerto Rico will no longer need proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to enter, effective March 10. The Travel Declaration Form also will not be required.

Hotels, paradores, guesthouses and short-term rentals will not require proof of vaccination or a negative test result for their U.S. guests.

The move follows the recent decrease in on-island Covid-19 cases and the high vaccination rates across the island.

The island last month dropped the testing requirement for vaccinated U.S. visitors entering the country.

All that domestic travelers from the U.S.will need to enter Puerto Rico is proof of identification, such as a driver’s license. Passports are not required for U.S. citizens or nationals to enter U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

• Related: The latest on requirements for traveling to the Caribbean

Puerto Rico’s status as a U.S. territory also excludes it from the CDC
requirement that visitors
entering or returning to the U.S. mainland must show a negative Covid test.

Masks will not be required for indoor and outdoor establishments, although masks are required on flights and in airports. Capacity limits  for restaurants, bars, theaters and event venues will no longer be in place.

The only other Caribbean island destination that does not require proof of vaccination or a negative test result to enter is the Dominican Republic. Mexico also does not require vaccination or a test result to enter.

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