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.

Open Your Mind at an Art Museum in San Juan

Vida, by Augusto Marin

Are you looking for a little quiet culture in the heart of San Juan? Maybe something to do on a rainy or super hot day? The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico are just a few blocks apart, and they are full of interesting objects of art.

I have to admit, right off the bat, that Ray and I are not big fans of contemporary art. However, a friend helped us to define it: Art is something that releases an emotional response from the viewer. Ray and I had lots of emotions during the time we spent at these museums — some good and some not so good. But all in all, we had an enjoyable afternoon being enlightened by the art world.

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

1/22- The museum is open with Covid-19 rules. Limited spots, can make reservation online before going but they may also be available at the door.

The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (Museum of Art of Puerto Rico) is just off of Route 26 in Santurce. It is a lovely museum, with the ground floor devoted to classic art work. One wing contains a gallery with paintings, wood carvings and religious articles from the 17th to 19th centuries. The opposite wing’s gallery has more recent works from 1930-1960. There is also a nice museum gift shop.

Upstairs, there is a gallery that has artwork from 1950-1990. There are also a number of galleries that had paintings and other works that were more contemporary. These exhibits change through out the year.

In the basement, there are craft workshop areas for children, where they can take classes and create their own art.

Vista de la Bahia de San Juan, by Angel Botelol Barros

Outside, behind the museum, there is a beautiful, 2-acre sculpture garden, It has a large koi pond and pathways through trees and plantings. It is very relaxing, and a lovely place to enjoy nature in the city.

Most of the information in the museum, including the map and some of the brochures, is available in English or Spanish. Some of the information about the artwork was bilingual, some was not. There are clean restrooms on each floor of the museum.

Garden at the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico

Cost of museum admission: Adults $6, Children 5-12 years old $3, Seniors 60+ $3. kids under 5y old are free. Plus tax. (Currently they have 2 seperate exhibits, which each have a fee). The gardens are open free of cost from M-F 8am-5pm, S&S 11am-5p.

The museum is open Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Allow about 2 hours.

You can call 787-977-6277 for more information.

You can visit the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico web site for more information.

The museum is located at 299 De Diego Ave in Santurce. There is paid parking in the museum parking deck.

Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico

10/20- The museum is open with Covid-19 rules, limit to visitors, new hours and schedule. Need to buy tickets to specific viewing times online.

The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico) is located a few blocks away from the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, in an old school building. The galleries are located all around a large open courtyard. There are 2 floors, with a few galleries on each. These galleries ranged from paintings to mixed-media, sculpture to black-light work, to sound and video installations.

Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico

There is an additional small gallery in the basement where art created in the museum workshops is on display.

While some of the names/signs throughout the galleries were bilingual, most were just in Spanish. Their literature is in Spanish only. There is a small museum gift shop on the first floor. There are clean restrooms in the basement.

admission fee- $5 per adult, $3 for children, seniors. You need to buy your admission tickets online

The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays 11am-5pm.

Allow a minimum of 2 hours.

You can call 787-977-4030 for more information.

You can visit the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico Facebook page for more information.

The museum is located at the corner of Ponce de Leon Ave and Robert Todd Ave in Santurce. There is free parking on the museum grounds.

While You’re in the Area …

You might consider stopping by the Plaza del Mercado in Santurce. It’s located within blocks of either of these museums. Inside the mercado, you’ll find fresh fruit/vegetable stands and some counters where you can get a bite to eat or a fresh fruit smoothie. Outside, the area around the mercado is a vibrant center of activity from Thursday night through the weekend.

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