Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Puerto Rico

Information last updated on March 25, 2021.

It’s been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Traveling now is more complicated than it used to be, due to numerous restrictions, vaccinations, and other local factors. We admit that getting away is not easy, but it is by no means impossible! If you’re looking for options for a much needed holiday, Puerto Rico could be the dream destination for you!

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Here is all you need to know if you’re thinking of traveling to Puerto Rico now, including the map of states whose citizens are welcomed to Puerto Rico without too many restrictions.

Who can visit Puerto Rico right now?
Even though only essential travel is encouraged, Puerto Rico has not technically closed its borders. If you have not traveled to China, Iran, Brazil, the UK, Ireland or the European Schengen area in the previous 14 days, you are allowed to travel to Puerto Rico.
Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry in Puerto Rico?
Yes, the test should be molecular, obtained by a nasal or throat swab, and it should not be older than 72 hours at the time of the departure.
Is quarantine mandatory for travelers entering Puerto Rico?
No, unless tested positive.
Is there any other special requirement before traveling?
Yes, travelers need to complete a travel declaration form provided by the Puerto Rico Health Department.
Is domestic traveling allowed in Puerto Rico?
Yes, but there is a curfew in place from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM.
Are there any special rules set in place regarding the pandemic?
Businesses are open, operating at 30% capacity, while bars and clubs remain closed. Alcohol can be consumed only at a restaurant or at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I travel to Puerto Rico from the US right now?
Yes. Moreover, you do not need to test again when flying back to the US.
Can I travel to Puerto Rico from the UK right now?
No, travelers who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days to their arrival in Puerto Rico will not be allowed to enter the country. Moreover, travel restrictions are very strict in the UK right now.
Can I travel to Puerto Rico from Canada right now? Yes, Puerto Rico is open for Canadian citizens. However, the government of Canada strongly advises against leisure travel.
Is a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for travelers entering Puerto Rico?
No, vaccination is not required at the moment. Moreover, even if you have recently been vaccinated, you still need to present a negative COVID-19 test before entering the country.
What are the best things to do in Puerto Rico right now?
Puerto Rico offers so many options for spending a great vacation. There are plenty of tours and activities you can enjoy while traveling in this amazing country. Make sure you check out our dedicated page where you can find the inspiration for your next adventure.


Bear in mind that all information is subject to change. Travel restrictions vary depending on the evolution of the pandemic in different states. We strongly advise you to follow the indications of your local authorities before you decide to travel. We constantly update the information to keep you informed, but it is always a good idea to check the official websites of your destination country before your departure.