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? February 2020

February is prime tourist season here in Puerto Rico … the days are warm, the nights are cool, and it’s freezing up in the Great White North. From carnivals to golf and marathons to food, drink and music events there are lots of things going on this time of year. While there is almost always something interesting happening somewhere in Puerto Rico, there are a few special events each month that deserve a mention. Here are a few of those events for February 2020.

Coffee Festival

January 31 to February 2: Half Marathon Festival and Gastronómico Artesanal 2020 in Coamo

The San Blas Half Marathon is on February 2 in Coamo. This annual race attract runners (and walkers) from across Puerto Rico and the globe. Come out out to participate, or just to spectate. Starts at 7am. See their Facebook page for details. And this year, in the Public plaza, there is a town festival of Food and Artisans and MUSIC going on the whole weekend to make it a real party!

February 1 to 7: The Caribbean World Series/ Serie del Caribe (Baseball)

This week-long event is the highest tournament for professional baseball teams in Latin America. The tournament location rotates annually among the countries and this year it is in Puerto Rico! From February 1 to 7, six teams (Panama, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico) will be playing a total of 18 games at Hiram Birthorn Stadium. Tickets at gate or online at Ticketpop .

February 14 to 16: Carnavál del Plata in Dorado

This fun carnival has a few parades (the big one is at 2:30pm on Sunday) but also there will be artisans, dancing, food, and of course, lots of live music. There is even a sports matches (boxing) and other activities for kids. Most of the fun will be around the Public Plaza. See their schedule of events for more info.

February 17 to 23: Puerto Rico Open PGA Tour

This PGA Tour official event returns this year to Puerto Rico! As in years past, it will be played at the Coco Beach Golf & Country Club in Río Grande. See their web site for more info. Tickets at Ticketera.

Februray 23: Ponce Carnival

The annual Carnaval Ponceño is the last big blow-out before Lent. Sadly, due to the earthquake concerns/damage this year’s festivities will be just one day- the huge parade on Sunday.

Februray 28 to March 1: Festival del Frio in Adjuntas

The 12th annual festival takes place on the grounds of the Parador Villas Sotomayor in beautiful Adjuntas. There will be rides for the kids, food, artisans and lots of fun for all. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

Other Events

As always, you can check our events calendar, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for other events happening this month and throughout the year all across the island.

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