Puerto Rico loosens mask rules

For fully vaccinated travelers, Puerto Rico no longer requires masks to be worn in private and public, indoor and outdoor spaces.

However, local businesses still have the ability to set rules and limitations that exceed government requirements.

All businesses, including restaurants, theaters, malls, casinos, supermarkets, pharmacies,  gas stations, bars, nightclubs and game rooms are allowed to operate at full capacity. Outdoor bars and “chinchorros” (kiosks or bars that serve local foods) require a physical distance of six feet between those who are not from the same family unit.

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All attractions, activities and events can be held at full capacity, and only those who are not fully vaccinated (including children aged two to 11 years) are required to wear masks. Exceptions are health centers and airports, where masks are required for everyone.

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Masks also are still required on all forms of public transportation, including the ferries to/from Culebra and Vieques.

Visitors arriving at the airport in San Juan can receive a Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Terminal B. The same is now offered at the Maritime Transportation Authority ferry terminal in Ceiba.

The visitor website lists all of Puerto Rico’s revised measures and guides.

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