Mask Requirement (updated 18 Apr 2022)
😷 Masks are not required, neither indoors (with some execptions) nor outdoors. Masks are recommended in indoor situations where you cannot be certain of the vaccination status of other people
😷 Masks are required inside airports, per Federal/CDC mandates
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
😷 Masks are required indoors in places like hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, medical offices, health centers, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and on public transportation (including taxis and buses). The Department of Health may make masks mandetory in other situations where their use is deemed necessary.
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks.
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
👪 The requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result has been eliminated
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
⛵ Tour operators may require proof of vaccination or negative test results to participate. Check with the operator to make sure you have what they require.
Events, Stadiums & Theaters (updated 18 Apr 2022)
👪 The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirement to wear a mask (if less than 1000 people are gathered)
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of 1000 or more people at facilities that encourage crowding — indoor or outdoor — must show proof of vaccination with booster (if eligible), OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. Effective 10 Mar 2022, per executive order EO-2022-019 and administrative order OA-2022-533
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
📄 These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 08 Mar 2022)
🚢 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, OR must have a negative molecular or antigen COVID test performed within 48 hours before disembarking in PR. All passengers and crew who test positive, or have been in close contact to someone who has tested positive, will not be permitted to disembark in Puerto Rico, regarless of vaccination status.
Air Travelers Arriving in Puerto Rico (updated 08 Mar 2022)
📄 The requirement to complete the travel declaration has been eliminated for ALL travelers arriving in Puerto Rico
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 10 Mar 2022, per EO-2022-019)
• The requirement to present a vaccination card or negative test results has been eliminated for DOMESTIC travelers
✈️ INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS (effective 06 Dec 2021, per CDC)
• All INTERNATIONAL air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show (before boarding flight to the US) a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the US. This applies to all travelers, 2 years old and up, flying from INTERNATIONAL (outside of the US) destinations. Flights between Puerto Rico and the States are domestic flights, so this does not apply to travelers arriving in Puerto Rico from the States.

What’s Happening? April 2022

April is our shoulder month between Spring and Summer. During this time, the rough winter seas begin to calm down, and the hotter weather starts — so beaches and water sports pick up as the month goes on. After 2 years of lock-downs and restrictions, events are coming back as usual (with COVID precautions of course). It will be great to go out and enjoy life again! Here are some highlights for April 2022.

April 3, 10, 17 & 24: Noches de Retreta/Bohemia in Ponce

Every Sunday evening at 6pm, in Ponce’s Plaza las Delicias (in front of Parque de Bomba), there will be live music from the Municipal Band. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

April Events

April 8 to 17: La Feria Agrícola y Safari Sobre Ruedas

This fun family event is about educating everyone about the importance of protection and conservation of agriculture. At Western Hay and Rice Farm you will take a driving tour through different areas filled with a lot of info. You will be able to learn about farm animals and farming equipment. It also is a “safari”, where you can venture into the sanctuary of exotic animals to live the experience of a little piece of Africa in the Lajas Valley. See the their event page to buy timed entrance tickets and get more details.

April 15 to 17: Puerto Rico Comic Con

This fun event is all about comics and related genre. There will be a cosplay showcase and famous actors available for photos and autographs. It will be at the PR Convention Center. Get tickets at Ticketera ahead of event or at the door. See their Facebook page for more details. They will be requiring proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test results for entrance.

April Events

April 15: Good Friday

Being a mostly Christian island, Good Friday is a holiday – almost everything (stores, businesses, restaurants, etc) will be closed. Beaches will be packed! The forts in Old San Juan and El Yunque National Forest are open. There are usually church services from 1pm to 2pm, and usually some live Passion Plays at various locations. In Old San Juan, at 6:30pm, there will be a Silent Procession for the faithful. We will update our event calendar and our Facebook page with info when it is posted.

April 16: Free Admission to the Forts

El Morro and San Cristobal Forts in Old San Juan will be free to visit on April 16, to commemorate National Park Week.

April 17: Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is also a holiday, though more things will be open, or open later in the day, than on Good Friday.

April 22 & 23: San Juan al Aire Libre

This event gets people to enjoy outdoors in Old San Juan. There will be streets (Calles Fortaleza, San Sebastian, San Jose, and Tetuan) closed off so restaurants can set up tables outside. There will be live music and artisans at Plaza dle Armas and Plaza San Jose. Activities are scheduled throughout the day from 11am to 8pm. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

April Events

April 22 to 24: Re-enactment of the Battle of 1797 in Old San Juan

In 1797, The British invaded Puerto Rico. The Regimiento Fijo de Puerto Rico and other re-enactors will wear period costume and reenact the defense of SJ. Generally around the El Morro / Casa Blanca / Catherdral area, but you may see then all around Old San Juan. There will be scheduled programs/attacks/ military exercises happening around the area. Great photo opportunities! Visit their Facebook page for more info, and check their reenactment schedule to find out when specific activities are happening.

Other Events

These are just some of the activities occurring this month. As always, be sure to check our Facebook page, for other events happening this month all across the island.

If you know of other events happening that people may enjoy, let us know!

PuertoRicoDayTrips.com assumes no responsibility regarding your safety when participating in the activities described in this article. Please use common sense! If your mother or that little voice in your head tells you that you are about to do something stupid … then don't do it! Read more about Safety →

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