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)
🛒 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)
🍔 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.
👪 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)
🛒 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)
⛵ 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
👪 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.
📄 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.

Race Around the Track on a Go-Cart!

open with new Covid rules

Imagine speeding around a race track, in a convertible, with the wind whipping through your hair. What fun! OK — miniaturize that thought and think go-karts! It is a funny thing I have noticed — people of all ages love go-karts. I know I do. Ray always says it is odd, since I can drive and do at speeds much faster than a go-kart goes! But it is still one of those things that when I see it, I want to do! And of course kids love it because they get to drive! Luckily there are a couple places in Puerto Rico that offer go-karts for a reasonable price.

The go-karts are all similar — side-less, topless and easy-to-drive cars with bumpers (though you are not supposed to bump anyone). They have a gas pedal, a brake pedal and steering wheel — just like a real car — only smaller. These are not the all terrain go-karts, these are meant for soft fun. The tracks are asphalt closed loops of varying lengths. They don’t usually have helmets available because I guess they assume it is all pretty safe. They usually give you an (ultra) short lesson on each and ask you stay in control at all time (slow down on the curves etc).

Carabali Go Karts

Carabalí Rainforest Park (formerly Hacienda Carabali) in Luquillo Go Karts. They start you all off in a group and you race around the track. Each "session" is about 9-10 laps around the track — it lasts maybe about 5 minutes. They have 1 and 2-person cars. You need to be at least 4’6" tall to drive alone. The minimum age to be a passenger in a double car is 3 years old.

  • Price is $7.49/person or $14 for a double car with 2 people. There is no charge for family/friends that just want to watch. They do prefer drivers/passengers not wearing sandals.
  • Hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm. Open Wednesday- Monday.
  • Call 787-889-4954 for info. Reservations are not required

Refer to Carabalí Go carts webpage for contact info and driving directions.

Carolina Museo del Nino Go Carts-

The Museo del Nino in Carolina has new, cushy 2 seater go karts and a nice new track. Rides are $5 for kids and adults with Museum tickets. You have to be a minimum 4’8" to drive. Passengers have to be at least 3 feet tall to be a passenger, accompanying an adult driver.

  • Open Friday 9am-5pm, Sat- Sunday 10am – 6pm .
  • Reservations are not required
  • Refer to the webpage for more info and driving directions.

    Somos De Aquí Race Track

    Car 2, Calle Marginal km 141.4 Anasco

    open M-Saturday, usually about 2pm – 8pm

    I race $12, 2 races $20, usually about 5mins , which is about 8-12 laps.

    Refer to their Facebook page for contact info and driving directions

    K1 Speed Puerto Rico

    Not go-carting, but some serious speed cars!

    In the Outlet 66 Mall, Sector Sixty6 in Canovanas .

    Open Mon- Sat 11am-7pm, closed Sunday

    Refer to their Facebook page for contact info and driving directions.

    Ponce Karting Club

    closed.

    The Oval at Salinas

    Located in Salinas, At the Speedway. Just off RT 3. Carts come in 2 speeds- Fast and Superfast. For people 10yo and up. Fastest Carts in PR. Prices start at $21-23.75 per 10 min ride. Hours: Fri, Sat and Sun and holidays 11am- 6pm. (787) 413-1212.

    Refer to their Facebook page for contact info and driving directions.

    So put the pedal to the metal… in a go- kart!

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    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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