Puerto Rico Reopening - everything you need to know

Puerto Rico will formally reopen to all global travelers on January, 2021. While there are presently no limitations on who can enter Puerto Rico once the island reopens, the tourist board has actually announced a series of rules and policies to keep everyone safe. Here's the info you need if you intend on traveling to Puerto Rico on or after August 1st:

Puerto Rico Airports

Discover Puerto Rico has assembled a convenient guide for what to expect if you travel to the island when it reopens. Upon arrival, travelers will be subject to health screenings, including COVID-19 screening. 

Transport companies will be needed to decontaminate their automobiles, wear masks, put on gloves while handling travel luggage and supply their travelers with hand sanitizer. Rideshare passengers will be needed to wear masks and prohibited from sitting in the front seat.

When you arrive in Puerto Rico

Hotels in Puerto Rico will embrace a number of the policies being executed in places like The Bahamas and French Polynesia. All guests will have to undergo temperature level checks and have their travel luggage disinfected upon arrival. Using masks in public areas as well as dining establishments and shopping locations will be mandatory and social distancing guidelines will use.

Hotels will be needed to frequently tidy and sanitize public spaces and limit capability at swimming pools to 50%. Fitness centers and medical spas, which are presently closed, will resume and operate at 50% capability.

On the plus side, you'll be able to access public beaches and partake in water activities with members of your household.

If you're thinking of bypassing some of these restrictions by booking an Airbnb, remember that a lot of the exact same rules will apply.

While restaurants are presently open, capacity will increase from 25% to 50% on June 16.

Temperature level checks will be imposed and anybody with a temperature level over 100.3 will be rejected entry. As is now the norm in the age of COVID-19, buffets will not reopen and restaurant personnel will serve meals using gloves and masks.

Mall will be open but accessible through consultation just. No plans have actually been revealed regarding casinos and play grounds resuming, though the exact same cleaning and social distancing standards will apply.

How to travel to Puerto Rico

Airfare to Puerto Rico can be quite economical, depending on your travel dates and departure city. A Google Flights search showed up $137 round-trip fares in between Miami (MIA) and San Juan (SJU) in July.

In late July, Spirit Airways provides round-trip fares between Newark (EWR) and SJU for as low as $53 round-trip. Flights from Dallas (DFW) been available in at just $92 while West Coast departures start at $285.

At these rates, redeeming points through a a credit card would make these trips almost free! American Airlines requires 30,000 miles round-trip for a flight to Puerto Rico. Delta's awards are pricing out at over 50,000 miles in July. 

Traveling to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's official reopening in July coincides with popular locations like The Bahamas and French Polynesia, which also selected that month to welcome tourists. Individuals are getting uneasy in quarantine and tourist companies are taking steps to not only bring in these travelers to their destinations but to make them feel safe doing so. It's great to see Puerto Rico sign up with a growing list of locations trying to securely resume this summertime. Ideally, this is positive for travelers and leads the way for more locations to do the same.

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