Puerto Rico requires hotel guests be vaccinated or tested


U.S. travelers headed to Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated or, if unvaccinated, travelers over the age of 2 must show proof of a PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of arrival and be tested weekly for stays longer than a week.


Any unvaccinated traveler who arrives without a test result will be fined $300. The fine will be waived if the traveler presents evidence that a test was performed within 48 hours of arrival on the island.


Puerto Rico does not require Covid-19 vaccinations for all guests in order to stay in hotels, paradores, guesthouses and short-term rentals on the island. But unvaccinated travelers who arrive without a test result and who refuse to be tested within 48 hours or arrival and refuse to comply with the weekly test requirement will not be allowed to stay in a hotel/paradore/short-term rental. They must find other lodging arrangements, such as staying with relatives.


All travelers must fill out an online Travel Declaration Form through the Puerto Rico Health Department's portal to obtain an Airport Exit Confirmation Number and a QR code. Fully vaccinated travelers must present their official vaccination card, as well.


Visitors arriving at the Luis Munoz Marin Airport in San Juan can receive a Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Terminal B. The same is offered on the islands of Vieques and Culebra via the Maritime Transportation Authority ferry terminal in Ceiba on the mainland's northeast coast south of Fajardo.

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