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Puerto Rico Travel Restrictions

Unvaccinated visitors from Canada can enter Puerto Rico with a negative COVID-19 test result.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Puerto Rico for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Outgoing travel to Puerto RicoTraveling from Canada to Puerto Rico

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Puerto Rico.

Exceptions

Children under age 12 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR-RT test result.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering Puerto Rico.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who arrive without the necessary documentation or a negative molecular COVID-19 test result issued within the last 72 hours are subject to a 14-day quarantine at their own expense until they receive negative results from an on-island molecular test.


Return travelReturning to Canada from Puerto Rico

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Puerto Rico must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Puerto Rico will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Puerto Rico

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Puerto Rico but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Travelers from from Canada are not required to quarantine.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces.

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