Puerto Rico has announced that beginning Aug. 16, vaccinations will be required for all guests and employees of hotels, paradores, guesthouses and short-term rentals on the island. This announcement makes Puerto Rico the first U.S. destination that will require visitors to show proof of vaccination in order to stay at overnight accommodations across the island.

The following measures go into effect in Puerto Rico on Aug.16th:

  • Vaccinations will be required for both employees and guests of all hotels, paradores, guesthouses and short-term rentals across the Island.
  • Those not vaccinated must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of the beginning of their visit.
  • If staying longer than one week, patrons must continue to present negative tests on a weekly basis.
  • Those not vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons must provide proper documentation, such as medical notes or signed affidavits, and are still required to present negative tests on a weekly basis.

As an additional reminder: visitors arriving at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) can receive a Johnson and Johnson vaccine in Terminal B. The same is also offered on the islands of Vieques and Culebra via the Maritime Transportation Authority ferry terminal in Ceiba.

For more information, visit discoverpuertorico.com/info/travel-guidelines.

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