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.
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
β›΅ 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)
πŸ‘ͺ 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
πŸ“„ 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)
πŸ“„ 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)
β€’ 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)
β€’ 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’s Happening? October 2019

October is generally a slow month here in Puerto Rico. We’re at the lowest point of our “low season” for tourists, and many businesses that depend on tourism cut back their hours either to take their own vacations, or to do their “annual maintenance” that they can’t get accomplished during the busy times of year. There are still plenty of things to do this month, including Halloween hauntings and Oktoberfest fun. But maybe the best thing of all is to enjoy some quiet time on one of our many beautiful beaches.

While there is always something fun happening somewhere in Puerto Rico, there are a few special events each month that deserve a mention. Here are some highlights for October 2019.

October Events

October 3 to November 3: House of Phobia

This annual Halloween haunted house attraction will be at San Patricio Plaza, full of horror and scares! Open Thursday and Fridays from 5pm until 10pm, and Saturdays starts at 1pm until 10pm and Sundays from 1pm until 7pm. More info on their Facebook page. Ticket price includes 3 attractions, for an extra cost, you can experience “the Hunt”.

October 4 to 6: Festival del PlΓ‘tano

Enjoy a celebration of the plantain with lots of music, food (all types), and drinks. Browse the works of local artisans, and enjoy the live music. The fun starts at 9am in Public Plaza de Recreo in Corozal. Admission is free. For more info and entertainment schedule check their Facebook page

October 4 to 26: Chamber of Terrors at Fort Buchanan

Open to the public (with ID). Make your way through this Maze of Horrors every Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. $10 for one trip through, or $18 for unlimited trips through on the same night. More info on their Facebook page.

October 4 to 27: Casa Bavaria Oktoberfest

Annual Oktoberfest celebration, with live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. At the German restaurant Casa Bavaria in Morovis. Free admission. More info on their Facebook page.

October Events

October 6: Zombie Apocalypse Race 5K

The Zombie Apocalypse Race is a 5K race with obstacles, in which runners and zombies compete to achieve their goal. In this race you can participate as a runner, trying to get to the finish line or as a zombie, trying to get the maximum number of ribbons that hang from the runners’ belts. Throughout the race there will be a series of obstacles that will be a physical challenge for all runners. But don’t worry, there is nothing impossible, you just have to climb, crawl, duck and jump, … besides dodging the more than 30 zombies that come towards you. Remember that both runners and zombies can get creative with their outfit for the Zombie Apocalypse. They can go as they wish, with sportswear or a costume. At the Agroturistico Park on PR165 in Dorado. More info and inscription check on their Facebook page.

October 11 to 12: 46th Festival de Bomba y Plena y Jazz

Enjoy Bomba/Plena and Jazz music and dance at this celebration of traditional music. There will also be crafts, food and drinks. At the Cuartel de BallajΓ‘ in Old San Juan. Admission is free. From 12noon-9pm.

October 26: Festival del Coco

Enjoy Coconut-related crafts, food and drinks. Browse the works of local artisans, and enjoy the live music. The fun starts at 9am in Luquillo Public Plaza. Admission is free.

Other Events

This is just a small subset of activities occurring this month. As always, be sure to check our events calendar, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for other events happening this month and throughout the year all across the island.

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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