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Puerto Rico COVID-19 Reopening Status and Travel Tips

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Published: June 18, 2021 • Updated: September 19, 2022 • 5 min read


As vaccination brings COVID-19 under control, Puerto Rico is again welcoming American and International tourists and we are pleased to welcome you to our beachfront dining, bar and hotel accommodations in San Juan’s Ocean Park.

Puerto Rico’s health authority still maintains some coronavirus-related precautions, though the island is approaches full reopening as of June 2021. Vaccines are now freely and widely available throughout Puerto Rico — even at the San Juan International Airport! COVID-19 cases continue to recede on the island and vaccinated visitors will enjoy exceptionally easy passage.

Do I need a negative COVID-19 test to travel to Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is considered a domestic destination for U.S. travelers. The island no longer requires COVID-19 testing for visitors vaccinated against COVID-19. Arriving travelers should upload their vaccination card through Puerto Rico’s online health portal prior to arrival.

Likewise, travelers returning to the mainland United States from Puerto Rico arrive domestically and are not required to complete COVID-19 testing.

Does Puerto Rico require quarantine for visitors?

Puerto Rico does not require a quarantine for domestic foreign visitors entering with a valid negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of departure. Puerto Rico does not require visitors from the mainland United States to quarantine if they provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

What if I don’t receive my COVID test before arriving in Puerto Rico?

Travelers arriving in Puerto Rico without a valid negative COVID-19 test result, or CDC proof of vaccination, face a $300 fine. Untested arrivals must self-quarantine for up to 14 days. However, this quarantine period will be terminated upon completion of a negative COVID-19 test, and Puerto Rico will refund the fine at that time.

How do I prove vaccination status when travelling to Puerto Rico?

Before arriving in Puerto Rico, vaccinated travelers should upload their CDC vaccination card using Puerto Rico’s online travel portal. Arrivals should also complete a travel declaration. After processing a vaccination card, the travel portal returns a QR code to be presented at the arrival airport.

What is open or closed in Puerto Rico right now due to coronavirus restrictions?

  • As of June 7, 2021 all businesses in Puerto Rico are cleared to reopen, including bars and nightclubs at 50 percent capacity.
  • If you are travelling soon, some closed businesses may be planning reopening or may be in the process of reopening. Be sure to check with your favorite spots before heading out.
  • All prior coronavirus curfew restrictions have been lifted. Please check with specific businesses for updated hours of operation.
  • All watersports and beach access in Puerto Rico is fully open to the public and to visitors.

Does Puerto Rico still require masks?

  • As of June 1, 2021, Puerto Rico still has mask requirements in place for many indoor businesses. The FAA still mandates masks on flights to and from Puerto Rico and inside Puerto Rico airport terminals.
    In outdoor spaces, including Numero Uno Beach Bar and Restaurant, masks are optional for vaccinated guests.

What to expect regarding COVID-19 at Numero Uno Beach House.

Kiteboarding and other watersports activities are fully open at Numero Uno Beach House and Kite Puerto Rico.

At Numero Uno Beach House, we want our guests to always have peace of mind. While we are fully open, we are following advanced cleaning protocols that meet or even exceed CDC and local public health requirements.

Interested in dining on the beach or drinking at our Ocean Park beach bar? Our tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis for up to three hours. Each table must meet a minimum spend of $30. Bar and kitchen hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

Watersports activities, including kiteboarding, winging, foils and e-foil are fully available. Masks are not required for vaccinated visitors. If you’re interested in kiteboarding lessons at Kite Puerto Rico, or other watersports adventures, you can make a reservation online or by phone!

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