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.

Inspiration Flows from the CROMÁPOLIS Murals in Fajardo

Artistic people who can create something that beautifies the world are so inspiring. In Fajardo, a group of artists got together, and with the help of the community, sponsors, and volunteers, created 8 beautiful murals around the downtown Fajardo area called CROMÁPOLIS: Proyecto de Arte Urbano. The colorful artwork brings the town to life. They are hoping it will be an annual event, encouraging people to visit the town, spread color and happiness, and hopefully inspire people using art as a messaging medium.

CROMÁPOLIS in Fajardo

The town of Fajardo is located at the north eastern tip of Puerto Rico. The downtown area is a bit depressed and run down, but still full of community and life. The “street art” or “urban art” movement, which make “outdoor museums” has really caught on across the island. In 2019, a group of people created the idea of “Cromápolis”, and worked with the local communities, making this beautification a fun and educational experience. They got artists from around Puerto Rico, and some from abroad, to come and design murals. The artists had helpers painting the murals. And there is even a “community” one painted largely by the local children with the theme of caring for the land and our health. Then they had a great big party in January 2020 to invite everyone to see Fajardo!

CROMÁPOLIS in Fajardo

Located mainly along two of the larger streets that run through downtown Fajardo, the murals have different themes and messages. They are “local” themes — typical scenes, our underwater reefs, Carnaval, Puerto Rican boxers, roosters, and indigenous art — hopefully inspiring people to care, remember, and protect the wonderful place that we call “home”.

These murals are amazing. One can’t help but be impressed by the massive size and colors of “Zandunga Queen”- a colorful mural over 50 feet tall! But the colorful works from these talented people all are impressive.

CROMÁPOLIS in Fajardo

Today, Fajardo is more beautiful than ever. Come to the town, check out the murals, spend some time (and maybe some money) walking around the area. The Cromápolis creators are planning on making it a yearly event. Planned toward the end of each year, they will be adding more murals, getting the community involved, inspiring people to care, and sharing their talents with all of us. And then the celebration with everyone in January. There are a number of other towns that have beautiful murals, they are all really something to see!

Details

It is free to walk around and look at the murals. The hope is that you’ll spend a little money in Fajardo while you are there — grab lunch, or a coffee, or an ice cream.

View the murals during daylight hours.

You can get more info on the Cromápolis Facebook page.

Here is a Google Map with the locations of the murals marked.

Fajardo is about a 60-minute drive from the San Juan area.

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