Puerto Rico travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Puerto Rico with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Puerto Rico with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Puerto Rico - quick facts
Flight time 12 to 13 hours
Time difference UK -4 hours
Language(s) Spanish, English
Currency United States Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Puerto Rico weather

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Puerto Rico travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Puerto Rico from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Puerto Rico.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Puerto Rico travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Puerto Rico with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Puerto Rico, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Puerto Rico covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Puerto Rico with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Puerto Rico FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Puerto Rico including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Puerto Rico due to Covid-19?

Puerto Rico is open to fully vaccinated travellers only from the UK.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Department of Health, Puerto Rico for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Puerto Rico?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Puerto Rico. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Puerto Rico from the UK?

The flight time to Puerto Rico from the UK is typically 12 to 13 hours.

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What is the time difference between Puerto Rico and the UK?

The time difference between Puerto Rico and the UK is UK time-4 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Puerto Rico?

The main languages spoken in Puerto Rico are Spanish and English.

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What is the currency in Puerto Rico?

The currency in Puerto Rico is the United States Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Puerto Rico?

They drive on the right side of the road in Puerto Rico.

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Do you need a visa for Puerto Rico?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Puerto Rico.

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