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.

Hipodromo Camarero – Try Your Luck Betting on the Horses!

12/5/21- the racetrack is open and running! The refurbishment is complete- come cheer your horse on!

Hipodromo Camarero is the new name for El Comandante Race Track. It is the only thoroughbred race track in Puerto Rico. If you enjoy horse racing, or just want a fun way to spend a few exciting hours – you can put this on your To-Do list.

Horse Racetrack

The facility is very large – there is plenty of free parking. It seems that during the week (maybe weekends too – I don’t know) most people who like racing, do their betting off-track, so we have noticed the facility is almost empty.

We usually go inside (upstairs) to the Clubhouse, into the air conditioning. There is an area to hang out and watch the races, Winners Sports Bar for a drink or two, a place to get snacks, the betting windows and a nice restaurant. We like to have a leisurely meal there while watching the races. The Terrace restaurant has huge windows that overlook the racetrack, and there are closed circuit TVs at each table if you want a closer view of the action. It is in this area that we saw many of the owners cheering on their horses.

The grandstands are outside – open air seating close to the track to watch the fun. They are multi-leveled seats, so you can see it all – from the parade to show the horses, the race and the winners circle picture taking. There is a concession stand for food and drinks to enjoy during the races.

The races start early afternoon, but they walk the horses around for your perusal about 10 minutes before each race. Get a program and pick your horse! Then they trot the horses off to the starting gates. All this time, the betting windows are open and they continuously update the odds.

The facility is well landscaped, with palms and a little lake in the middle of the track oval. El Yunque mountains make a pretty backdrop to the fun.

Parking is free, and there are no entrance fees.

There are live races 4-5 days a week, check their webpage for current calendar as race days during the week change occasionally. Always Thursday-SundayCheck webpage schedule for post times. Days without races are Simulcast days and post times are earlier .Check their webpage for current race schedules. Look under “PROGRAMA DE CARRERAS” tab.

Check their Facebook page for current info.

Phone number is 787-886-5151 or 787-641-6060.

Gamble responsibly.

Located on Rt 3, km 15.3 in Canovanas, only 12 miles east of San Juan. Take Rt 66 until the end (at Factory Outlets), then turn left onto Rt 3. The entrance is on the left.

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