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.

Spending An Evening In Old San Juan

3/22 Now that COVID restrictions are being lifted, things should start up again soon. I will post when I see more events

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 usually 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

Dark

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

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 7:30pm
  • 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 7:30pm
  • Cost: $20 minimum food/drink order pp
  • 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 7:30pm
  • Cost: $20 minimum food/drink order
  • Contact: call 787 725 8819 for more information
Live 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

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 7:30pm
  • Cost: $20 minimum food/drink order
  • Contact: call 787 725 8819 for more information

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