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.

Taste of Rum … More than just Rum

Mark your calendars! Taste of Rum 2022 will be held at Bahia Urbana in Old San Juan on 26 March 2022. There are COVID policies in place..

Puerto Rico is the self-proclaimed Rum Capital of the World, so what better place to come and enjoy the best Puerto Rican rums?

It is that time of the year again — the Rums of Puerto Rico is holding its 11th Taste of Rum event on March 26, 2022. Taste of Rum is the official Rum Festival of Puerto Rico, dedicated to promoting high-end Puerto Rican rums to the world.

Taste of Rum

As in years past, there will be rum to sample, rum-related seminars and competitions, as well as live music to get your rum-infused body moving. This festival is all about Puerto Rican rum. Locals and visitors alike can take this opportunity to try all the different brands and types of Puerto Rican rum. There will even be restaurants and food trucks will have their food available for a small price.

Taste of Rum

The event takes place under tents along the waterfront park at Bahia Urbana in Old San Juan “Muelle 6 ” on Google maps. You will have hours to enjoy unlimited rum tastings from the many Puerto Rican rum brands. There will also be a number of local restaurants participating, making all sorts of foods for your enjoyment (at an additional price).

Throughout the evening, there are rum seminars happening all evening long, and there will be live music and shows on 2 stages. Then, for some fun, there may be mixology and flair tending competitions.

Taste of Rum

In past years, over 3000 have people attended this event, with almost half of them being happy tourists. I bet it will be even more this year, so get your tickets soon. Of course, with all this rum, this is an adult-only event — you must be at least 18 years old to enter. You can buy tickets at the door, or online.

2022 Schedule

To Be Announced on the Taste of Rum Facebook page …

March 26

    Two types of tickets available and PRE-Sales tickets are cheaper- buy your tickets early and save!

  • General admssion Doors open 7pm
  • Unlimited Rum Samples (12 different local rum companies will be there)
  • Free access to all rum seminars (Limited Capacity)
  • Free access to view all competitions
  • Free access to view & enjoy all entertainment shows Live music – lots of dance music, salsa, and tribute bands too!
  • A limited VIP Premium Sampling tent available for additional price.
  • Food will be available for purchase
  • RUM AFICIONADO doors open at 5pm
  • all of the above items plus Doors open 5pm ( 2 hrs early) and gives you discount on food purchases and upgraded bathrooms.

Check the Taste of Rum Facebook page for a tentative schedule and up to date information.

Taste of Rum

Details

Tickets prices go up closer to the event. Buy early and save. There is an “Aficianado” $55-65 = 5pm-11pm (you get in 2 hrs early plus reduced price for food). General admission $45-55 from 7pm-11pm. Tickets on sale at ticketera.com.They will also be available for sale at the event.

This is an adults-only event. All attendees must be at least 18 years old to enter.

Check the Taste of Rum Facebook page or their web site for more information.

Taste of Rum takes place at Bahia Urbana (on the Bayside, waterfront, east of the cruise ship peirs)..

As always, drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

Click on a placename below to view the location on Google Maps ...

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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