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Puerto Rico Drops All Vaccine And Testing Requirements For U.S. Travelers

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From tomorrow – 10 March – Puerto Rico can be dropping all vaccine and testing necessities for U.S. vacationers. 

Having reported simply final month that the Caribbean island now not required totally vaccinated American vacationers to current a damaging Covid take a look at outcome earlier than entry – the U.S. territory is now easing its entry necessities even additional for U.S. residents.

Puerto Rico Beach

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 a very good time to calm down the Covid-19 restrictions for home American vacationers.

So, What Are The Entry Necessities For U.S. Vacationers?

Aerial view of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nicely, from tomorrow (10 March) guests from the U.S. will now not be requested to point out proof of vaccination – or be required to current a damaging Covid take a look at outcome in an effort to enter Puerto Rico.

U.S. vacationers can even now not be required to finish a journey declaration type upon their arrival into the U.S. territory – which might often have required info comparable to a person’s vaccination particulars, in addition to particulars of their damaging covid take a look at outcome.

Flamenco Beach on the Puerto Rican island of Culebra

The information is certain to be welcomed by American nationals seeking to get pleasure from all that the Caribbean island has to supply – together with the gorgeous white-sand seashores, crystal-clear waters and its distinctive mix of Spanish and Caribbean tradition.

Worldwide Vacationers Are Nonetheless Required To Comply with The Identical U.S. Entry Guidelines

U.S. and Flag of Puerto Rico

Nevertheless, 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 contains:

  • All worldwide arrivals – aged 18 and above – are required to point out proof of full vaccination.
International vaccine certificate
  • All worldwide arrivals – aged 2 and above – are required to point out proof of a damaging Covid take a look at outcome (which will need to have been taken now not than 24-hours earlier than departure) or be capable of current a proof of Covid restoration certificates earlier than departure.

There are, nevertheless, some exceptions in terms of folks not being totally vaccinated – and so it is strongly recommended that vacationers maintain updated with the Heart for Illness Management and Prevention’s (CDC) steerage, which additionally contains particulars on which vaccines are recognised by the U.S. authorities.

cdc headquarters

Masks No Longer Required At Indoor Or Outside Venues

Together 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 outside venues.

They’ll, nevertheless, should be worn when visiting some venues referring to healthcare. 

Passengers wearing face masks on plane

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 Safety Administration (TSA) persevering with to implement the journey masks mandate. 

Capability Restrictions Will Additionally Be Lifted 

It has additionally been introduced that every one capability restrictions – at the moment relevant inside Puerto Rico – can be lifted.

Beautiful Puerto Rico Coastline

This may now imply that locations, together with bars and eating places – in addition to leisure venues comparable 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 latest instances.

Anybody who now enters a personal – or public – venue can even now not be requested to point out proof that they’ve been vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19 in an effort to enter. Unvaccinated people can even now not be required to point out the outcomes of a damaging Covid take a look at.

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Only a few weeks in the past, a well-liked neighbouring Caribbean vacationer vacation spot – the Dominican Republic – eliminated all of its Covid-19 restrictions.

Learn extra:

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