As more people continue to receive the coronavirus vaccine, COVID-19, In Puerto Rico security measures for handling the pandemic have been made more flexible by reduction in reported cases, as well as in hospitalizations.
Since last April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) kept Puerto Rico at level 4, which means that they did not recommend traveling to the island because it was high risk. However, the CDC changed its recommendation for interested travelers to come to the island, placing us in level 3, or high, and directing to get vaccinated against the virus before arriving. The unvaccinated are instructed to avoid nonessential travel.
CDC lowers Puerto Rico to level 3 and recommends getting vaccinated to travel here
Although in the new executive order, the Governor Pedro Pierluisi eliminated the mandatory use of masks In open spaces, the federal agency suggests that travelers who come to the island continue to use it and practice social distancing.
Actually in Puerto Rico 122,393 accumulated confirmed cases have been reported, 2,525 deaths and a total of 86 people hospitalized for COVID.
The new executive order, which began last Monday, allows the capacity of stores in 75 percent in closed spaces, and 100 in open ones. Travelers arriving on the island vaccinated do not have to present negative test when landing from any part of the United States.