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.

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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