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? August 2019

August is a fun time in Puerto Rico. The first two weekends are the final “summer flings” before school resumes and, after that, things calm down a bit. But it is still “summer” weather here … fruits are ripe, temperatures are high, and people are still in a party mood. Expect water-related activities to be busy as people try to keep cool during the “dog days” of summer! A few towns have their Patron Saint Festivals or celebrations of specialties, so get ready for lots of music food and fun!

While there is always something fun happening somewhere in Puerto Rico, there are a few special events each month that deserve a mention. Here are some highlights for August 2019.

July 31 to August 4: Fiestas Patronales de San Germán 2019

Music, rides for the kids, food, artisans … something for everyone. Live music from 7:30pm on week days, weekends music starts in the afternoon. In the Área Recreativa Lisandro Lugo in San German. More info on their Facebook page.

August 3 to 4: 1st Festival of the San Pedrito

The Festival del San Pedrito (which is a pretty little bird) will have music, artisan, photo exhibits, many carvings and other San Pedrito related art works, edcational talks and more. At the brick oven pizza place El Campo es Lena, in beautiful Adjuntas. Carr. 521 Km 7.8 Bo. Vegas Arriba, Adjuntas. Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 9am-7pm. Facebook page.

August 3 to 4: Feria Artesanal Guayamesa

An artisan fair in Guayama. 9am – 8pm. Loads of beautiful artisan works for sale. In the Plaza Recreo. Check their Facebook page for more info.

August Events

August 18: Festival Nacional del Cabro (Goat Festival)

A fair celebrating goats- with live musics, food (goat meat specialties), artisans, agricultural market and lives goats of many varieties. 10am-8pm, Paseo la Tablado in Guaynabo. Free admission and parking available. More info on their Facebook page.

August 30 September 1: Festival de la Pana (Breadfruit)

A fair celebrating breadfruits- with live music, food (much prepared from breadfruit), artisans, more fun. 11am-11pm, Humacao on rt 909, Km 3.3. Free admission and parking available. More info on their Facebook page.

August 31 to September 1: Carabali Agricultural Fair & Rodeo

Rodeo, live music, farm animals/petting zoo, farm market. Fun for all the family. $5 per person entrance fee. Carabali Rainforest Park in Luquillo. Check their Facebook page for more info and ticket purchase.

August 31-Sept 2 Antiques Fair

Antiques Fair at the InterAmerican University on San German. Buy/sell/exhibits of antiques and collectibles. From 10am. $3 pp entrance fee. More info on their Facebook page.

August Events

Other Events

This is just a small subset of activities occurring this month. As always, be sure to check our events calendar, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for other events happening this month and throughout the year all across the island.

August Events

August 11 to 14: SOFO Food Festival

Semi-annual “Gastronomic and Culinary Festival” in Old San Juan, primarily on Calle Fortaleza and Calle San Francisco. The streets are closed, and restaurants move into the streets with special menus, special prices, and live music. They have a Facebook page for the event with more info.

August 20: Margarita Fest

Enjoy (light) food and drinks in a Mexican environment inside the Puerto Rico Convention Center. Restaurants that will be there include Frida’s, Tijuana’s, Ficus, Bartola, Harry’s Taco, White Cactus, Mangos, Híjole, El Vagon, Garibaldis, La Chalupa de Lola, Sabor de México, The Garden, Totopos y Taco Xpress … and others. Admission includes all food, drinks, and entertainment. You can visit their Facebook page for more information.

August 12 to 21: Fiestas Patronales in Cayey

Annual patron saint festiaval, with music, food, artisans, entertainment, and general family-oriented fun. They have a Facebook page for the event with more info.

August 13 to 14: Bomba & Plena Festival

This annual music and dance event takes place on the Boardwalk in Juana Díaz. Expect music, food, artisans, and more.

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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