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 is the Taxi Zone for My Hotel?

San Juan TaxiGetting around in the greater San Juan area is easy by taxi. The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has defined five tourism zones that encompass the areas around the SJU airport, Isla Verde, Condado, Miramar, Old San Juan, and the cruise ship piers. Taxi fares within and between these tourism zones are fixed and posted. Outside of the tourism zones you will be charged the amount on the meter.

The tourism zones are defined as follows

  • Zone 1 – Luis Munoz Marin (SJU) Airport
  • Zone 2 – Hotels in the Isla Verde Area
  • Zone 3 – Hotels in the Condado and Miramar Areas
  • Zone 4 – Hotels & Piers in Old San Juan, Puerta de Tierra, Pan AM Pier, & Miramar
  • Zone 5 – Convention Center & the Luis Rivas Dominichi Airport in Isla Grande

In order to figure out how much your taxi ride will cost, you need to know the zone where you’re catching the taxi and the zone of your destination. Once you know what zones you’re traveling between, you just look that up on the price list and … BINGO! … you know the cost. For example, let’s assume that you want to travel from Zone 2 to Zone 4. A quick glance at the taxi rate chart and you know that the cost will be $19.00 (+ gas surcharge and a charge for luggage)..

By now I bet you’re wondering How do I know what zone my hotel is in? That’s where the following list comes in handy. We’ve listed the major hotels in each zone. Just use that information, along with the taxi rate chart and it’s easy as pie.

Zone 1 – Hotels at the SJU Airport

  • Best Western Airport Hotel

Zone 2 – Hotels in the Isla Verde Area

  • Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort
  • El San Juan Hotel & Casino
  • Embassy Suites Hotel & Casino
  • ESJ Towers
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn San Juan
  • Howard Johnson
  • InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino
  • Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel & Casino
  • Water Club

Zone 3 – Hotels in the Condado & Miramar Areas

  • Best Western Pierre Hotel
  • Comfort Inn San Juan
  • Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • La Concha
  • Numero 1 on the Beach
  • San Juan Beach Hotel
  • San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Zone 4 – Hotels in the Old San Juan Area

  • Caribe Hilton Hotel
  • Chateau Cervantes
  • Da House Hotel
  • El Convento Hotel
  • Hotel Milano
  • Howard Johnson Plaza de Armas
  • SJ Suites
  • Sheraton Old San Juan
  • Sheraton Convention Center

You can locate many of these hotels on our Interactive Island Map

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