After reopening to inbound tourism earlier this month, Puerto
Rico is now discouraging nonessential travel because of an increased number of coronavirus cases.
Last week, Gov. Wanda Vazquez set a new tourism reopening date of
Aug. 15, reported NBC News.
only open to those doing solo sports or exercise training from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Theaters, casinos, bars, clubs, attractions, and gyms are
closed. Alcohol sales are banned after 7 p.m. Restaurants and
museums are operating at 50% capacity.
A curfew on
the island is in effect through July 31 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., except for emergencies. Everyone is
required to wear face masks or face coverings when in public.
NBC News reported that after Puerto Rico reopened to tourism
on July 15, small-business owners in tourist areas like Condado and Pinones said
many tourists didn’t want to comply with Vazquez’s orders to wear masks and
practice physical distancing.