Top Puerto Rico Tourism Official: Island Is “Open for Tourism”

View of San Juan in Puerto Rico
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According to a statement issued by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Puerto Rico is open for tourism as it kicks off its winter season on December 20.

According to the PRTC, more than 100 hotels are open and operating; more than 4,000 restaurants are open and major tourism attractions have been cleaned up and restored. 

“It’s been the continued collaboration with Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s team and tourism industry partners that has resulted in tremendous progress and we’re thrilled to be officially open for tourism,” said Jose Izquierdo, executive director of the PRTC, in a written release. “Tourism is a vital contributor to the Island’s economy, so reaching these milestones not only will help build a stronger, better Puerto Rico, but showcases the resiliency in our people and destination.”

Here is Puerto Rico’s most updated tourism information, according to the PRTC:


All airports are fully operational. There are roughly 70 flights per day across 27 different major commercial airlines. San Juan International airport (SJU) continues to have daily nonstop service from 17 major airports in mainland U.S. Additional nonstop flights are operating from Canada, Germany, Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic and other islands from the Caribbean.


More than 75 percent of hotels are operational and taking reservations. As first-responders staying at hotels in San Juan prepare to depart, this frees up rooms for travelers. 


Close to 60 cruise shore excursions are available. These excursions have helped San Juan secure more than 70 transit calls from cruise lines through the end of January.

Furthermore, 80,000 homeport passengers have embarked from San Juan over the last two months, and 85,000 more are expected to do so through January 31.

Tourism Attractions

There are 107 operating tourist attractions across the Island, including major sites like Old San Juan, the Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Cueva Ventana.


There are a total of 1,673 open restaurants in the San Juan area and thousands more across the Island. 

Getting Around

Ground transportation is operating as usual. If arriving by air or sea, taxis and public transportation are easily accessible. Also, 24 major car rental companies are open, with dealers across the island.


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