Puerto Rico is looking to encourage travelers to come visit by reopening two of its international airports. While San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport remained open this past year, the airports in Ponce and Aguadilla closed in March 2020.
Mercedita International Airport in Ponce and Rafael Hernández Airport in Aguadilla will reopen to commercial flights starting April 1, 2021 — and that’s no April Fool’s joke.
Airport safety measures will also be in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including thermographic cameras to monitor temperature. The island itself has a face covering mandate in place for public areas, and incoming travelers must complete a travel declaration form through the online health portal and show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test.
As explained on Puerto Rico’s official tourism website, the country is a US territory and therefore travelers do not need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to return to the US.