Guide to Completing the Puerto Rico Travel Declaration Form
All travelers must fill out this crucial form and provide a negative COVID test result prior to entering the U.S. territory.
Puerto Rico was recently announced as the most vaccinated place in the U.S., so suffice it to say that it takes safety seriously amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In efforts to keep both travelers and locals safe, all passengers entering Puerto Rico are required to complete the Travel Declaration Form and present a negative test, regardless of vaccination status.
For all passengers over the age of 2 years, the negative result from a molecular or antigen test for COVID-19 is required and must be performed within the period of 48 hours before arriving on the island. Note that arriving from a domestic destination without their molecular or antigen test results in a $300 fine, which can be waived if the person provides a negative test or proof of a test performed within 48 hours of your arrival to Puerto Rico.
Steps to complete Puerto Rico’s online travel entry form
The form is available through the Puerto Rico Health Department’s online “TRAVELSAFE” portal, which details other important health-related information regarding travel to the U.S. territory. Click on the link to the form, log in or create a “TRAVELSAFE” account if you are filling out the form for the first time.
After registering, a written notice details Puerto Rico’s travel requirements and assures that the requested information will be kept confidential. In addition to all adults traveling to the U.S. territory completing the declaration form, dependent minors’ information must be entered in the same form as the adult(s) they are traveling with.
For minors traveling without an adult, their supervising adult must complete the travel declaration form before they fly or board a ferry to Puerto Rico.
The Puerto Rico health department emphasized just how important travelers’ collaboration is to keep the island safe.
Everything you need to register online
Once you click “Continue,” you will be required to enter your name, gender, date of birth, contact information and language preference (Spanish or English). Come prepared with your passport or driver’s license to complete the next few steps of the process, which will also ask where you reside.
Additionally, the registration will inquire whether you are vaccinated against COVID-19. If you received the inoculation, for this step you will need to provide proof of vaccination status when your profile is created.
When registration is complete, you enter your “TRAVELSAFE” account, which will give you options to “Add New Trip” or “Manage Trips.”
The form for new trips will ask for the form of transportation (plane or ferry), arrival date, departure date (if applicable), purpose of visit, length of trip, place of stay, among other information.
Questions like “Do you have COVID-19 symptoms?” and “In the past 14 days, have you been in contact with a person that tested positive to COVID-19?” are also on the form. The form will prompt you to identify any symptoms such as fever, chills, cough or diarrhea. It will also ask for the exposure date if you came in contact with someone COVID-positive. Once you have completed the questionnaire, you can manage your trips in your “TRAVELSAFE” account.
For vaccinated travelers
If you are fully vaccinated, then in the upper right corner in your “TRAVELSAFE” home page, you will see a drop-down menu that shows “Vaccine.” Here is where you will update your vaccine information, including type, 1st and 2nd COVID-19 dose, as well as an option to upload a copy of your vaccination card. JPEG or PDF file formats are accepted.
According to the Puerto Rico health department, people are fully vaccinated when it has been at least two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or sole dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
For unvaccinated travelers
As with all passengers, any person over two years old who is not fully vaccinated must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to their arrival on the island. Passengers arriving in Puerto Rico without a COVID-19 test result will be issued a $300 fine. But if the traveler provides proof of a test within 48 hours of arrival, then the fine will be waived.
For a list of facilities that offer COVID-19 testing, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website on community-based sites.
Other travel-related FAQs
If you need more information or have additional questions regarding Puerto Rico’s travel and entry requirements, the government’s travel help center can be reached by phone (939-592-5115) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
See our full guide on Puerto Rico’s travel protocols, safety restrictions and COVID-19 updates for further details ahead of your trip.
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