Puerto Rico and Curacao relax Covid-era restrictions

Two more Caribbean countries have eased their Covid-related restrictions.

For the first time in Puerto Rico since the pandemic’s onset, bars have reopened at 50% capacity, along with game rooms. Outdoor bars have no capacity limits, but patrons must maintain a six-foot distance between people who are not in the same family unit. 

Restaurant capacity increased to 75%.

Capacity in pool facilities and places like museums, casinos and theaters has increased to 75%, as well.

Social activities, including corporate or business events, can take place at 75% capacity; attendees must provide proof of a negative PCR or antigen test or proof of full vaccination. 

Curacao lifts some restrictions after cases drop

In Curacao, meanwhile, a significant reduction in Covid cases and a high rate of on-island vaccinations has prompted the island to lift the nightly curfew, which has been in effect for more than a year. Outdoor restaurants, bars and lounges can now operate at full capacity. 

Airlift offered prior to the pandemic has resumed with nonstop flights from Miami and Charlotte, N.C., on American Airlines and from New York JFK on JetBlue.

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An islandwide promotion, offers a fourth night free at participating hotels and villas booked by June 29 for travel from June 19 to Oct. 30.

“Having gone through a difficult 2020, the hospitality and tourism industry is now making an aggressive comeback,” said Paul Pennicook, CEO of the Curacao Tourist Board.

“Over the last 14 days, Curacao has only seen 10 positive cases per 100,000 people. Curacao is primed for travelers to create meaningful experiences this season,” he said.

Options for activities range from self-guided walking tours, private sail trips, hiking and biking trails and kiteboarding to 65 dive sites and 35 beaches.

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