Open with restrictions

Puerto Rico Travel Restrictions

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Puerto Rico with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Puerto Rico without restrictions.

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 New Zealand to Puerto Rico

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Puerto Rico.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

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 New Zealand 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 New Zealand from Puerto Rico

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Puerto Rico must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

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

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Puerto Rico

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

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Puerto Rico without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Puerto Rico with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Puerto Rico without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Puerto Rico with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand 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.