Depending on your destination, local or federal government requirements vary. Following the most recent federal order, there are some details to consider:
If you are traveling from Puerto Rico to any US state or territory:
As Puerto Rico is a United States territory, you do not need to complete the Disclosure and Declaration of Passengers to the United States of America document. However, some states and/or territories have their own requirements for travelers. The CDC has a helpful tool that can help you find out what these details are. However, we recommend that you check with your airline to confirm if your destination has any particular requirements.
If you travel to Puerto Rico from any US state or territory and ARE NOT fully vaccinated:
The local government requires vaccinated passengers to present their VacuID. Travelers who are not vaccinated and/or do not have their VacuID, must complete the Department of Health’s Traveler Declaration Form here: 1link.travelsafe.pr.gov and present a NEGATIVE qualified Covid-19 SARS-CoV2 MOLECULAR test result, performed 72 hours or less prior to travel. If the negative test result is not provided, it is the responsibility of the traveler to remain in self-quarantine for 14 days or the duration of their trip, whichever is the shorter period. To obtain the VacuID, download the CESCO Digital application.
If you travel to Puerto Rico from abroad (this does NOT include US states or territories):
In addition to completing the Department of Health’s Traveler Declaration Form, the federal government established that people traveling to any US state or territory coming from abroad must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result to the airline before boarding. Otherwise, they will not be able to travel. These people must complete the Passenger Disclosure and Attestation to the United States of America form before boarding. For more information about this process. For more information in general, visit: http://bit.ly/2MLrTy2.
The local Government's new Executive Order (OE-2021-037) states that as of May 28th, 2021, people whom arrive on domestic flights and show evidence of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (that two weeks have passed after their second dose in a 2-dose series or after a single-dose vaccine), do NOT have to bring proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result. If not vaccinated, travelers must present proof of a negative molecular (PCR) test result performed at least 72 hours before arrival, or present proof of a positive COVID-19 test result from the past 3 months, along with a medical letter certifying that the patient is recovered and ready to travel. If the person does not have any of the three options, they have a 48-hour period to perform a COVID-19 test. For more details, please visit the Puerto Rico Department of Health's website (travelsafe.pr.gov) or call 939-592-5115.
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 the local government's Executive Order 2020-52. 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 Traveler Guidelines.
The Government of Puerto Rico has made this form available online at 1link.travelsafe.pr.gov—you can fill it out from a computer or smartphone. If it cannot be completed, you will be given a printed version so that you can fill it out upon arrival at the airport. For more information: www.discoverpuertorico.com/info/travel-guidelines.
Executive Order 2021-028 applies to anyone traveling to Puerto Rico, with the exception of Aviation mechanics or flight crew members who will not be on the island for more than 72 hours, military personnel and other persons authorized by the Department of Health.
The Tourism Company provides updated information on current protocols for hotels and lodges in Puerto Rico. You can find this information at: prtc-covid19.com. Remember to complete the Traveler Declaration Form at the Department of Health’s website 1link.travelsafe.pr.gov before arriving in the country. This will help reduce waiting time in line.
No. At the moment, the Government of Puerto Rico has not implemented any protocol for people leaving the island. However, many countries have established their own protocols with requirements for those who travel. We recommend that you contact your airline to find out the requirements of the destination you are traveling to.