Discover Puerto Rico has updated its regulations for U.S. inbound travelers after the local government’s latest Executive Order, which was announced last week. The order, which goes into effect today, Monday, May 24, includes modified restrictions such as the elimination of negative COVID-19 PCR molecular test requirements for fully vaccinated travelers on domestic flights and the lifting of the local curfew, which was established in March 2020.   

“Puerto Rico has prioritized health and safety from the onset of the pandemic, becoming the first U.S. destination to implement an Island-wide curfew, among other measures developed to safeguard residents and visitors. As restrictions loosen, we look forward to welcoming travelers seeking to responsibly explore our Island, immerse themselves in unforgettable culture, unique natural wonders and delicious cuisine, while taking advantage of the ease of travel that comes with Puerto Rico being a U.S. territory, including no need for a passport for U.S. citizens,” said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico, in a press statement.   

Additional reduced restrictions include increased capacities for businesses, raised from 30 to 50 percent; the removal of a mask requirement for fully vaccinated individuals in parks and beaches; and permission to consume alcoholic beverages in pools and beaches. The reopening of the island’s coliseums, which will also be permitted at 30 percent capacity, with all attendees required to present either a vaccination card, or negative antigen test to gain admission.

For those travelling to Puerto Rico, the Island offers a variety of unique attractions, from a unique history infused with Spanish, Taino, and African heritages, to a booming coffee culture, and unparalleled offerings in nature including El Yunque, the only rainforest in the U.S Forest Service; plus three of the world’s five bioluminescent bays and stunning pink salt flats. Exciting updates on the Island include the recent reopening of El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo and the opening of the highly anticipated Distrito T-Mobile, which is destined to be a popular setting for events, conventions and performances will be opening later this year.

Beyond leisure travel, Puerto Rico is also a great option for those working remotely. The Island also has 31 internet providers and three 5G networks, critical for today’s conferencing needs, and is conveniently in Atlantic Standard Time (AST), making for a seamless remote work experience.

For more information, visit discoverpuertorico.com. A full overview of the revised measures and arrival requirements is available in Discover Puerto Rico’s travel guidelines.

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