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.

High End shopping at The Mall of San Juan

6/5/2020- The mall has now reopened with new Covid rules. However, Saks 5th Avenue and Nordstrom have left this mall..

Puerto Rico boasts the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean, and outlet malls in both Barceloneta and Canovanas. Now we can add to that list with the high-end stores at the Mall of San Juan, which held it’s grand opening in March 2015.

It has approximately 100 upscale retail shops. The mall is located just across the San José Lagoon from Isla Verde and Condado, and only minutes from the SJU airport.

Upscale Shopping Experience

Mall of San Juan

The Nordstrom store is the first of their kind in the Caribbean. Many of the other retailers are also the first stores of their brands in Puerto Rico, including Jimmy Choo, and Versace.

In addition to the high-end stores like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Kate Spade, there are also mainstream stores like Gap, Banana Republic, H&M, and Pottery Barn.

If all that shopping makes you hungry, eateries include Burger & Beer Joint (with outdoor seating with views of the San José Lagoon),and Cantina Loredo.

In the center of the mall, there is a kids’ play area, and a “center stage” area with lots of seating to enjoy frequent live entertainment.

Other Services & Amenities

They mall offers free WIFI, wheelchair rentals, and sometimes a Passport to Shopping discount booklet (available at the Customer Service counter to folks from outside of Puerto Rico). The Customer Service folks can also help with local hotel reservations, flight information, and local bus routes.

Taxi Fare To & From the Mall

Mall of San Juan

Though there is plenty of parking at the mall. If you don’t have a rental car (or don’t want to be bothered with driving), there are fixed taxi rates for transportation to and from the Mall of San Juan.

You can expect the ride to be 10-15 minutes from the Isla Verde and Condado areas, and 15-20 minutes from the cruise ships and Old San Juan.

  • Cruise Ship piers — $22
  • Old San Juan — $22
  • Condado Hotels — $18
  • Isla Verde Hotels — $13
  • Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) — $13

These rates do not include the $2 fuel surcharge, nor the $1 charge per bag. Tolls are paid by passengers. Taxis will drop you off and pick you up at the main central north mall entrance.

Details

Mall of San Juan

The Mall of San Juan is open 10am to 9pm Monday through Saturday, and 11am to 7pm on Sunday.

You can visit the Mall of San Juan web site for more information and a current list of stores.

There is plenty of free parking in the parking towers attached to Saks Fifth Avenue or Nordstrom. There is also an uncovered parking lot, but accessing the mall from the parking garages is easier. There is also valet parking available.

The Mall of San Juan is located at the south end of the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge, five minutes from the Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) International airport. It can be easily accessed from Route 17 or Route 8. Just follow the signs!

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