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.

The Convention Center is for More than Just Meetings

Puerto Rico Convention Center

The Puerto Rico Convention Center (officially the Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico Dr. Pedro Rosselló González) is more than just a venue for professional gatherings. It is often a place for fun — hosting fairs, shows and exhibitions of interest to the general public.

Located just steps from the Pan American cruise ship pier in the Isla Grande/Miramar neighborhood, it is a short ride from Isla Verde, Condado, and Old San Juan. It may be just the type of fun you are looking for during your visit. And now, within walking distance to the Convention Center they have hotels/casinos, and the Distrito T-Mobile area, which has bars, stores and shops and concert fun!

Newly opened in 2005, this modern design building is beautiful inside and out — from the fountains outside, to the custom chandelier inside, to the wave-shaped roof overhead. With space to accommodate 25,000 visitors, it is easily the largest convention center in the Caribbean. Being in Puerto Rico, it is a really cool place for professional meetings and conventions.

But the convention center is not all work and no play. The center is also host to all sorts of fun events, including home shows, ComicCon, Gaming Xplosion Fest, bridal and fashion shows, concerts, food/restaurant festivals, sporting events … almost anything you can imagine.

Two of the more unusual events are Inflalandia (when the fill the convention center with all kinds of inflatable, jumpy-things for kids) and Winter Wonderland (when the make snow inside the convention center for tubing, snowball fights, and other wintertime fun).

Some of the events have free admission, while some require a paid ticket. Depending on the event, you will often get samples, interesting seminars, competitions to watch, shopping options, and (since this is Puerto Rico), live music and food!

My favorite events are the specialty food and drink festivals and competitions that they have throughout the year — like the Cattleman’s BBQ, Wine & Food Fest, Sangria Festival, Rum & Beer Fest, and the Coffee & Chocolate Expo.

At most of the events, Spanish is the primary language. But some are in English. Even so, there are always plenty of people that be able to communicate with you in either language. We’ve never had a problem.

It is air-conditioned and inside, so it is a great rainy day option!

Check out the convention center’s calendar of events to see what is happening while you are in town. Oddly, not all events are on their published calendar, so watch our events calendar and Facebook Page for postings of events we hear about.

If some of the people (or all of you) prefer another kind of fun … while you are in the area, just steps away, is the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, The Ficus Cafe, Distrito T-Mobile and a few other restaurants.

Details

There is parking available (for a fee). A few public bus routes swing past the convention center.

You can call the Puerto Rico Convention Center at 800-214-0420 for more information.

You can check the Puerto Rico Convention Center web site for more information. For info on the T-Mobile District, check out their web site

The Puerto Rico Convention Center is located at 100 Convention Blvd. in San Juan.

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