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.
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
β›΅ 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)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ 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)
πŸ“„ 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)
β€’ 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)
β€’ 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.

Save with Puerto Rico Coupon sites

Puerto Rico Coupon Sites

For both locals and tourists alike, there are a lot of really great things to enjoy in Puerto Rico — the food, the adventures, the relaxing beauty. But, when you’re busy enjoying yourself, the expenses can add up a lot quicker than you realize. But, thankfully, Puerto Rico has finally joined in the online-coupon trend that helps save everyone some money on the things they want to do.

Many Different Ways to Save

We had always purchased the entertainment book for BOGO dining options and discounts at local stores. But now, in the internet age, the book is no longer even available for Puerto Rico and there are a number of new, free discount websites that help keep a little more money in our pocketbooks.

Here in Puerto Rico, the local discount sites are Gustazos, Gozagoza,Ofertadeldia, Ofertones.

Each of the discount offers on these sites provide a 50% (or more) savings on all sorts of things, like restaurants, outdoor tours/activities, and lodging. They also offer huge discounts on more local, day-to-day-living kinds of things, like haircuts, dog grooming, and lawn maintenance.

Each of these sites has a new discount offer every day, and there is lots of variety in the offerings. There is sure to be something that piques your interest at least once per week.

How They Work

Once you register with a site, they send you daily offers via email or Facebook. Each of the offers is limited, by either a total number available for purchase, or a deadline by which they must be purchased. If you find one you like, you buy it on-line with a credit card. Once the offer is over, you will receive a notice (usually via email) that you print out and take with you when you want to use it. Some request that you make a reservation and tell them you will be using a coupon. But that’s it — really simple and easy.

One catch for English speakers is that all of these sites are in Spanish, though Gustazos has an English option.

Caveat Emptor

You really have to read the offers carefully to make sure you can use them during their valid period. There are no refunds. so, if you don’t use it, you loose it.

As a tourist, you need to be especially flexible when scheduling outdoor activities that might be canceled due to weather. If an activity is canceled and cannot be rescheduled during your time on the island, you’ll forfeit your trip and you won’t be offered a refund.

Also, check what is and is not covered so there are no surprises. Things like sales tax (IVU, by its Spanish initials) and tips are usually extra and payable on the day of the service.

And one other thing that has I have discovered: reserve the date/tour ASAP- they usually sell hundreds of these discounts and dates sell out quickly. If you want a specific date/time, reserve it right after buying the coupon (or even check if it is available before buying).

Personally, I have used the first three places on the list quite a few times. We have been able to try new restaurants and adventure tours. We’ve really enjoyed getting the discount, and (so far) with no problems at all.

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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