Open with restrictions

Puerto Rico Travel Restrictions

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Puerto Rico.
Vaccinated visitors from South Africa 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 RicoTravelling from South Africa to Puerto Rico

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Details and exceptions

International travelers, regardless of vaccination status, are required to provide evidence of COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

Children under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 RT-PCR test result.

Quarantine requirements

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

Details and exceptions

Please note that travelers without the required documentation will be tested at the airport and must quarantine while awaiting results. Those who refuse to take a test will be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. In both cases, quarantine will be at the traveler's own expense.

Documents
Travel Declaration Form

Must be completed prior to travel to Puerto Rico.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Puerto Rico

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Puerto Rico are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Puerto Rico

Masks:Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Closed

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Puerto Rico with a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Puerto Rico.

  • Vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Puerto Rico with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Puerto Rico.

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

  • Travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Puerto Rico is required in public spaces and enclosed environments.

  • Restaurants in Puerto Rico are open with restrictions. Bars in Puerto Rico are closed.