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Puerto Rico lifts several travel mandates

Visitors can enjoy golf, beaches, culture, casinos, and culinary venues with ease

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, March 14, 2022 – Traveling to Puerto Rico is now easier than ever, as visitors don't need to show proof of vaccination or fill out a Travel Declaration Form to enter the Island. Mask mandates have also been lifted, with minor exceptions.

The latest travel guidelines illuminate how traveling to Puerto Rico is extremely convenient and stress-free. The Island was a leader during the pandemic, prioritizing safety and health throughout. This resulted in one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, ensuring the destination welcomed visitors responsibly.

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This holds true for many of the Island’s travel niches, not the least of which is golf. Puerto Rico’s 18 courses, beaches, and other tropically enhanced places and activities are an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate during winter and early spring as the average high temperatures are in the mid-80s.

Sixteen of Puerto Rico’s 18 golf courses are open to the public. The other two – at TPC Dorado Beach – allow play by guests staying at the Dorado Beach, Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Golfweek rates several of the Island’s courses among the best in the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Atlantic Islands.

“Welcoming guests to Puerto Rico with virtually no restrictions is wonderful news and it should assure them that they are visiting a healthy, vibrant place,” said Brad Dean, CEO, Discover Puerto Rico.

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Island courses range from luxury resort to municipal, spread throughout Puerto Rico with several clustered near historic San Juan. Oceanside views, coconut trees, and mountain and rainforest vistas frame their settings. Price points, terrain, layout style, and related amenities are varied and complementary.

Testament to the high quality of golf in the Island can be found via the PGA TOUR, United States Golf Association, and the Latin America Amateur Championship. Each is conducting elite tournaments in Puerto Rico this year and next.

Traveling golfers can play where the pros and top amateurs play, ensuring wonderful experiences on award-winning layouts accented by sun-kissed Caribbean good vibrations.

Flying to the Island is convenient with many choices as it is the air hub of the Caribbean. Further traveler friendliness is found in Puerto Rico’s bilingual culture, U.S. currency, and no passport required for American citizens.

For more information on the Island, travel guidelines, golf courses, resorts and hotels, and other destination attractions, visit

About Discover Puerto Rico 
Discover Puerto Rico is a private, not for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) whose mission is to make Puerto Rico visible to the world as a premier travel destination. The DMO is bringing prosperity to the people of Puerto Rico by collaboratively positioning the Island’s diversity and uniqueness for leisure, business and events. It is responsible for all global marketing, sales and promotion of the destination and works collaboratively with key local governmental and non-governmental players throughout Puerto Rico’s visitor economy and community at large, to empower economic growth. Visit:

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