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Puerto Rico No Longer Requires COVID-19 Testing for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Puerto Rico News
by Olivia Harden May 24, 2021

As of May 24, 2021, Puerto Rico is no longer requiring a negative COVID-19 PCR molecular test result for passengers arriving on domestic (US) flights if they are fully vaccinated (two weeks after the final injection). Flyers arriving on international flights and non-vaccinated travelers will still be required to submit a test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to Puerto Rico’s online portal, according to Discover Puerto Rico.

Overall COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed across the islands. Business capacities have increased from 30 to 50 percent, masks are no longer required at parks and beaches for those who are fully vaccinated, and alcohol consumption at pools and beaches can resume (although bars remain closed). The new executive order will also lift the island’s curfew.

Because Puerto Rico is a US territory, US citizens will not need to take a COVID-19 test or need a passport to re-enter the mainland or any US islands.

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