This July 15, the new requirements that must be met by passengers arriving at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport .
Thousands of citizens stepped on Puerto Rican soil yesterday, many lost and without the negative coronavirus test that the Executive Order 2020-052 asks to enter the Island.
As a result of this confusion, we compiled the rules that each passenger must follow for their arrival to the Island be one without setbacks:
Negative molecular test 72 hours before traveling
Every passenger, regardless of age, must bring evidence that a molecular test was carried out and showed negative. The test should be done no more than 72 hours before taking the flight .
If you reside in the United States, you can find where to get tested here: hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based -testing-sites / index.html .
You cannot take the test at the airport . The Health Department stated that it will only test people who arrive with symptoms.
Every person over 18 years of age must fill out the Declaration of Traveler found on the website app.travelsafe.pr.gov/ whether or not the result of the molecular test. If you travel with minors, the information is placed on the same form. Once at the airport, you must validate your information with the staff of the Health Department located at the exit.
If you cannot complete the form on the internet, you can fill out the printed version at the airport .
Quarantine for 14 days
Any passenger who does not bring a negative proof, must remain in quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their stay on the Island, whichever is the shortest period .
If you arrive in Puerto Rico and are still waiting for the results of the molecular test, you must remain in quarantine until you obtain the result . Once you know the result, you must include the evidence in the Traveler Declaration.
You also have the option to have the molecular test done at a medical institution on the Island, but you must be quarantined until the result arrives . In addition, you must bear the cost of the test and put the evidence in the Traveler Declaration.
Members of a flight crew or aviation mechanics who will not be more than 72 hours in Puerto Rico, as well as Federal agents, military personnel on duty and any other personnel determined by the Department of Health and without symptoms, are exempt from complying with the requirements.