Masks Required (updated 13 Jan 2022)
😷 Indoors - Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone 2 years old and older, regardless of vaccination status, in public indoor spaces 😷 Outdoors - Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone 2 years old and older, regardless of vaccination status, in public outdoor spaces where you cannot socially distance, or where there are 50 or more people
Busness Closure & Dry Law (updated 13 Jan 2022)
πŸ›’ All businesses that serve the public must remain closed from midnight until 5am. Exceptions to closure include supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies, health facilities, hospitals, among others. Restaurants, clubs, bars, etc ARE closed midnight to 5am. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per executive order EO-2021-086, and extended by EO-2022-002.
🍺 Dry Law (no sale nor public consumption of alcohol) is in effect from midnight until 5am. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per executive order EO-2021-086, and extended by EO-2022-002.
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 13 Jan 2022)
πŸ” ALL CUSTOMERS (2 years old and older) must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results - In order to be admitted to food establishments you are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to arrival at the restaurant, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. Effective through at least 02 Feb 2022, per executive order EO-2021-081.
πŸ‘ͺ The capacity of "any place that serves (and people consume) drinks or prepared food" will be limited to 50% if indoors, or 75% if outdoors/open-air. This applies to restaurants, bars, theaters, food courts, etc. Effective through at least 02 February 2022, per EO-2021-085 and extended by EO-2022-002.
Stores, Offices & similar places that serve the public indoors (updated 13 Jan 2022)
πŸ›’ The capacity in all facilities that "serve the public indoors" will be limited to 75%. This applies to stores, malls, offices, etc. Effective 17 Jan 2022 through at least 02 Feb 2022, per EO-2022-002.
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 13 Jan 2022)
🏨 In order to check-in to any lodging facility (short-term rentals, AirBNB, hotels, resorts, etc), all members of your party (5 years old and older) are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery. This applies to all people 2 (two) years old and older. If you are unvaccinated and staying more than a week, you are required to show new negative test results weekly. Per executive order EO-2021-062 and EO-2021-075.
Tours & Excursions (updated 13 Jan 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 13 Jan 2022)
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of less than 250 people at facilities that encourage crowding, indoor or outdoor, must show proof of vaccination OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 48 prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. This applies to everyone 5 years old and older. Kids under the age of 5 are not permitted to attend these events at all. Effective 22 December 2021, per EO-2021-080, and modified by EO-2022-002
πŸ‘ͺ The capacity of "event or activity venues" will be limited to 50% if indoors, or 75% if outdoors/open-air. This applies to stadiums, coliseums, convention centers, theaters, etc. Effective through at least 02 Feb 2022, per EO-2021-085 and extended by EO-2022-002.
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 30 Dec 2021)
🚒 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, and 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 20 Dec 2021)
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 27 Dec 2021, per EO-2021-081)
All DOMESTIC travelers (2 years old and older) arriving in Puerto Rico are are required to show BOTH
  1. negative COVID test results from test administerd by an authorized health provider no more than 48 hours prior to arrival in PR AND
  2. either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (c) evidence of positive test in last 3 months along with documentation proving your recovery.
  • If you do not have your test results upon arrival, you have 48 hours to produce those results, or you will be fined $300 per person.
  • If you are un-vaccinated, you are required to quarantine for 7 days, even if you have negative test results.
✈️ 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.
πŸ“„ ALL TRAVELERS arriving in Puerto Rico are required to submit a travel declaration upon arrival via the PR Government Travel Safe website. This is where you will upload your COVID vaccination card and/or negative COVID test results.

Spending An Evening In Old San Juan

Due to COVID- not much is happening yet..I have updated a few things

Traditional Puerto Rican Dance ShowWe get asked time and time again about things to do in Old San Juan in the evening. And you know what? There are actually lots of things to choose from!

We have done a self-guided walking tour, a guided night-time walking tour, ride a Segway, and have just gone out and have a drink. In addition to these ideas, we complied a list of live music and dance "shows" around town.

I’m not going to talk about the dance clubs in this article, though there are tons of great bars and dance clubs in and around Old San Juan to check out if you are in the mood to dance. Realize, most of the clubs don’t get going until well after 11:00pm. It’s in the clubs that you will find the Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha and Reggaton – the more popular of today’s dances.

The setting of Old San Juan is historic city, so it’s fitting that many of the shows are Flamenco, which reflect the Spanish history of the island, but you will find some other dances/music.

Monday Night

Live Piano Jazz at Carli’s Bistro
  • The owner of Carli’s Bistro, Carli Munoz, is the ex-piano player for the Beach Boys. Carli plays Jazz on the acoustic grand piano most nights.
  • Where: Carli’s Bistro, located on the first floor of the Banco Popular Building, corner of Recinto Sur and San Justo Streets in Old San Juan
  • When: from 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Cost: no cover charge, dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787-725-4927 for more info or reservations

Tuesday Night

Live Piano Jazz at Carli’s Bistro
  • The owner of Carli’s Bistro, Carli Munoz, is the ex-piano player for the Beach Boys. Carli plays Jazz on the acoustic grand piano most nights.
  • Where: Carli’s Bistro, located on the first floor of the Banco Popular Building, corner of Recinto Sur and San Justo Streets in Old San Juan
  • When: Tuesday nights from 6:30-9:30pm
  • Cost: no cover charge, dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787-725-4927 for more info or reservations

Wednesday Night

Live Piano Jazz at Carli’s
  • The owner of Carli’s Bistro, Carli Munoz, is the ex-piano player for the Beach Boys. Carli plays Jazz on the acoustic grand piano most nights.
  • Where: Carli’s Bistro, located on the first floor of the Banco Popular Building, corner of Recinto Sur and San Justo Streets in Old San Juan
  • When: Wednesday nights from 6:30pm.
  • Cost: no cover charge, dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787-725-4927 for more info or reservations

Thursday Night

Live Music Show
Piano Jazz at Carli’s Bistro
  • Carli plays Jazz on the acoustic grand piano
  • Where: Carl’s Bistro, located on the first floor of the Banco Popular Building, corner of Recinto Sur and San Justo Streets in Old San Juan
  • When: Thursday nights from 6:30pm
  • Cost: no cover charge, dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787-725-4927 for more info or reservations

Friday Night

Live music or Flamenco Dance show
  • Where: Rincon Iberico, located on the first floor of the Ballaja Building, up by El Morro in Old San Juan
  • When: Friday nights starting around 7:00pm- Check their Facebook page for exact performance and time.
  • Cost: usually about $28, which includes show, Tapas and a glass of wine. Dinner recommended, reservations required
  • Contact: call 787 725-5936 for more info or reservations
Jazz Duo at Carli’s Bistro
  • Where: Carli’s Bistro, located on the first floor of the Banco Popular Building, corner of Recinto Sur and San Justo Streets in Old San Juan
  • When: Friday nights starting around 6:30pm
  • Cost: usually no cover charge, dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787-725-4927 for more info or reservations
Juan Carlos and Flamenco Rumba show
  • Where: Triana Tapas & Flamenco Restaurant, 251 Recinto Sur in Old San Juan
  • Info: Triana Tapas Facebook Page
  • When: Friday nights at 8:00pm
  • Cost: dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787 725 8819 for more information https://www.facebook.com/trianatapasyflamenco

Saturday Night

Juan Carlos and Flamenco Rumba show
  • Where: Triana Tapas & Flamenco Restaurant, 251 Recinto Sur in Old San Juan
  • Info: Triana Tapas Facebook Page
  • When: Saturday nights at 8:00pm
  • Cost: dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787 725 8819 for more information
Classic Rock at Carli’s Bistro
  • Where: Carli’s Bistro, located on the first floor of the Banco Popular Building, corner of Recinto Sur and San Justo Streets in Old San Juan
  • When: Saturday nights starting around 6:30pm
  • Cost: usually no cover charge, dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787-725-4927 for more info or reservations

Sunday Night

Flamenco Show- Triana Tapas
  • Juan Carlos and Flamenco Rumba show 8:00pm
  • Info: Triana Tapas Facebook Page
  • Where: Triana Tapas and Flamenco in Old San Juan
  • Contact: call for more info (787)725-8819

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