As of July 15, 2020, anyone traveling to Puerto Rico is required to complete the Traveler Declaration Form before arrival. This will help expedite the entry process. In addition, travelers must meet several requirements imposed by the local government. For details, please read our Passenger Guidelines.
I have previously taken a Covid-19 test and it came out negative, do I have to retest?
Yes, you must bring evidence of a NEGATIVE Covid-19 MOLECULAR test — SARS -CoV2 qualified— performed 72 hours or less before traveling. Additionally, it is required that all travelers who come to Puerto Rico complete the Traveler Declaration Form issued by the Department of Health before their arrival. You can complete this form online at: https://app.travelsafe.pr.gov/. For more details read the Passenger Guidelines.
What is the new entry requirement to visit Puerto Rico?
Before arriving in Puerto Rico, everyone must complete the Traveler Declaration Form issued by the Department of Health here: https://app.travelsafe.pr.gov/ and present proof of a NEGATIVE Covid-19 MOLECULAR test result (qualified SARS-CoV2), performed 72 hours or less before traveling. For more information read our Passenger Guidelines.
If I don't have a qualified Covid-19 test result, can it be performed for me at the airport?
NO, the Department of Health is no longer testing for Covid-19 at the SJU Airport. Contact your health insurance provider to learn about locations in which to receive a molecular test in your area or visit https://app.travelsafe.pr.gov/. To speed up the process, you must bring proof of a negative MOLECULAR test result performed 72 hours before traveling from your place of origin, as established by Executive Order 2020-52 of the local government. The Department of Health personnel will only perform tests at the airport on people who present symptoms (such as fever) when going through the monitoring process. For more details read our Passenger Guidelines.
Where do I fill out the Travel Declaration Form?
The Government of Puerto Rico published the form online to be filled out at https://app.travelsafe.pr.gov/. If you are not able to complete the form online, you will be given a printed version to be filled out upon arrival at the airport. For more information, visit the local government website at: travelsafe.pr.gov.
Do children also have to be tested?
Executive Order 2020-52 does not specify age, thus, any person traveling to the island, regardless of their age, must submit proof of a negative molecular Covid-19 test result and a completed Traveler Declaration Form that indicates the minor accompanying you.does not specify the age of the traveler, thus, anyone traveling to the island - regardless of age - must show evidence of a negative molecular test result for Covid-19.
Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in the United States prior to my arrival in Puerto Rico?
Can I take the test at the airport or would I have to arrive with it from my place of origin?
No, rapid tests are no longer being carried out at the airport. The Department of Health (DS) staff will only test people with detected symptoms (such as fever). The Government recommends that every traveler brings a negative Covid-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in the country, and be sure to complete the Traveler Declaration Form. If you do not provide a NEGATIVE SARS-CoV2 qualified Covid-19 MOLECULAR test result performed 72 hours or less before traveling, you must remain in quarantine for the duration of the stay or until you perform the test in Puerto Rico and receive a negative result. The result must be sent to the Department of Health attached to the Traveler Declaration Form. For more details, visit: travelsafe.pr.gov.
Are there any exceptions to the requirements that take effect on July 15, 2020?
Executive Order 2020-52 applies to anyone traveling to Puerto Rico as of July 15, 2020, with the exception of: Aviation mechanics or flight crew members who will be on the island no more than 72 hours, military personnel, and other persons authorized by the Department of Health. For more information, visit: travelsafe.pr.gov.
What are the current protocols for visitors staying at hotels and short-term hotels (AirBnB) in Puerto Rico?
The Tourism Company provides updated information on current protocols for hotels and lodges in Puerto Rico. For more information: prtc-covid19.com. Before arriving in the country, remember to complete the Traveler Declaration Form issued by the Department of Health at https://app.travelsafe.pr.gov/. This will help reduce the waiting time in line.
Do I need to provide evidence of a Covid-19 test result to leave Puerto Rico?
No. At the moment, the Government of Puerto Rico has not implemented any protocol for people who are leaving the island. For more information about the new security protocols established by the Government, visit: travelsafe.pr.gov.