Puerto Rico has created a new website for anyone traveling to Puerto Rico. it gives the most up to date information on requirements to travel to Puerto Rico.Visit Travelsafe Website
On Monday July 15th, Puerto Rico will once again open its island to greet tourists. All countries and states in the U.S. are welcome. However, there are some new requirements that must be met by each person prior to entering the island. Below is a link to Discover Puerto Rico outlining the new requirements. You will want to read this article carefully before going so that you can be sure to have an amazing visit.
Puerto Rico Travel Advisory
SYTA has published an article on the importance of staying hydrated while traveling. You can read the article by clicking the link below. Vamonos Tours also recognizes the importance of staying hydrated. We provide each of our travelers with a reusable Nalgene water bottle and remind our students to fill it frequently throughout the day.Tips For Keeping Students Hydrated On The Road
The safety and well-being of our travelers is Vamonos’ top priority. Beginning on June 1st, 2020, we are implementing additional safety measures to protect our travelers during and after this crisis. These protections are not just for our groups but also for our staff. Our preventative measures are geared to protect our travelers and staff from any spread of Covid19.
As of May 26th, public beaches, hotel pools, natural reserves, and golf courses have reopened in Puerto Rico with limited access. Please be aware that an island-wide curfew is still in place through June 15 during the hours of 7PM to 5AM AST.
Restaurants, churches, malls, and hair salons have also opened as part of the island’s four-phased reopening plan. Face masks are mandatory when in public. The health and safety of visitors and residents remain a top priority. Shopping centers and restaurants must enforce social distancing. The following steps have also gone into effect:
SYTA recently published a blog post on the benefits of working with a SYTA member tour operator. Below is a brief excerpt from the article. Clic the button to read the full post.
One of the greatest advantages to using a tour operator, rather than plan a student group trip on your own, is benefitting from the relationships operators have with various vendors, such as hotels and attractions. Operators cultivate these relationships over many years through networking, conferences and meetings with associations such as SYTA. As a result, the tour operators build volume over time and that means leverage in securing group rates, VIP access and tickets that an individual would not be able to get on their own.
U.S. top airlines such as American, Delta, United, Southwest and Jetblue have taken never before seen cleaning and safety procedures to adapt to our new Covid19 reality. In our research, we found that these airlines are using additional electrostatic spraying to disinfect their planes with an EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfectant on both hard and soft surfaces. For American and Delta, most of their aircrafts have High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that provide a complete air change approximately 15–30 times per hour. HEPA air filters extract more than 99.999% of even the tiniest viruses, as small as 0.01 micrometers. In the case of Southwest and Jetblue, all of their planes have HEPA filters.