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.

Step Back in Time with a Night Walking Tour of Old San Juan

1/21- Legends is offering tours. Contact them for info.

La Rogativa

There is something about Old San Juan at night that is really magical. It may be the way the lights cast shadows on the old buildings that make them come to life. It may be knowing that the buildings and cobblestone streets have seen hundreds of years of history. Getting a glimpse of what life must have been like here 200 or 300 years ago gives you a new appreciation for the Old City.

We have been to Old San Juan easily 100 times over the years, and know a good deal about the history of Puerto Rico and the City. But we had family visiting, and wanted them to have the experience, so we decided to try something new.

That’s were the Night Tales in Old San Juan walking tour comes into play. This tour is billed as "a night time journey into Spanish Colonial Times". Debbie was our tour guide, and she was a bundle of energy and information. Her narrative took you back in time – as if you were visiting the city hundreds of years ago. Everyone in our group found the tour to be informative and entertaining.

Attentive tour group

his is a walking tour, and a fast walking tour at that! There is a lot of information, and places of interest, that Debbie wanted to get to, so you had to move along quickly. Once you got to a place that Debbie wanted to talk about, you could sit (most of the time) and catch your breathe as you listened. We made many stops – some inside buildings, some outside. This is a 2 for 1 tour – not only do you get information about the history of the city, you also get an aerobic workout!

Debbie is very passionate about her subject. She really got into telling her stories, so it was fun. She pointed out many places where movies had been filmed in the Old City (which my mother-in-law really liked). I enjoyed learning about the historical preservation codes that property owners must adhere to in order to keep the city historically accurate. She also gave hints on how and where to get the best night time photos of the city (good for my husband – as seen by the great photos in this blog!). But if you stayed behind to take pictures, you had to run to catch up to the group because Debbie had us on our way to the next stop. Hint for photographers: Bring along a tripod, otherwise you’ll get blurry photos due the long exposures you need to capture the feeling of the city at night.

You walk about 2 miles up and down the streets and it takes about 2 hours. It takes place in both good and bad weather (lucky for us that we had a clear night with a full moon). Wear comfortable walking shoes (no high heels, please!). And bring a bottle of water with you. There is a restroom available at the beginning of the tour, and about half way through. The tour starts that the Sheraton Hotel, and finishes at the Cathedral. If you want to go to dinner or a club after the tour, Debbie will recommend places for you. Otherwise, she’ll walk with you back to the Sheraton. But you’re always free find your own way back.

 

The cost is $45 per person plus IVU (sales tax), children are a little less. Reservations are required. Call or email for reservations.

If you're happy, let them know it — Don't forget to tip your your bartender, tour guide or trip operator if you enjoyed yourself. Gratuities are appreciated and typically aren't included in the price they charge you.

Tour begin at 6:00pm 7 nights a week.

Tours are not offered on some holidays: call for specifics.

Tours are limited to a maximum of 14 people. However, if not enough people are signed-up, then the tour for that night may be canceled. They may also offer a similar day time tour- check website.

Tours are scheduled for 2 hours, however they may be longer depending on the number of people and how many questions are asked.

You can call 787-605-9060 for more information.

Visit their website for more information.

The tour departs from Plaza Colon in Old San Juan

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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