Executive Order EO-2021-075 (updated 15 Nov 2021)
📄 EO-2021-075 was issued on 15 Nov 2021, and is effective immediately
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces where there are 50 or more people.
🆔 The requirement to show proof of vaccination, or negative test results for lodging, restaurants, etc (as detailed below) will apply to kids aged 5 to 11 years beginning 15 January 2022.
🏟️ All attendees at large events must show proof of vaccination. If the event venue chooses to admit people who are not fully vaccinated (but show a negative test result instead), then the capacity of the venue will be limited to 50%. Kids aged 5 to 11 must provide negative test results (until 01 Feb 2022, at which point they will need to be vaccinated).
Current COVID-19 Mandates, with no end date (updated 15 Nov 2021)
😷 Masks covering mouth & nose are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor spaces, and outdoor spaces where there are 50 or more people.
🏨 In order to check-in to any lodging facility (short-term rentals, AirBNB, hotels, resorts, etc), all members of your party are required to show 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. 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. Effective 16 Aug 2021, per executive order EO-2021-062.
🍔 In order to be admitted to a bunch of different places (restaurants, bars, theaters, tours, excursions, casinos, etc) you are required to show 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. Other types of businesses may, at their option, require this documentation to access their facility. This applies to all people 12 (twelve) years old and older. Effective 23 Aug 2021, per executive order EO-2021-063.
✈️ All domestic travelers arriving in Puerto Rico are are required to show either (a) vaccination card showing that you are "fully vaccinated", (b) Vacu-ID issued by the Government of Puerto Rico in the CESCO app on your mobile device, (c) negative test results of test administered no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or (d) 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 un-vaccinated and do not have negative results when you arrive to PR, you have 48 hours to produce those results. Otherwise you will be fined $300 per person. See the PR Government Travel Safe site for details, and to submit your contact tracing information

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 Plátano

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 Ballajá 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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Great work! It's about time people will see all the great things Borinquen has to offer. I have traveled more than half the world and truly Puerto Rico is one of the most beautiful places. I lived there for 21 years and three of my children were born in Puerto Rico. We visit the island every year! What is needed now is to offer tours staying at some of the Paradores so the beauty and culture can be absorbed. You are doing a great service to a great place! Thank you!

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