• U.S. citizens are not required to have passports to enter Puerto Rico.
  • Have up-to-date identification documents (ID/birth certificate) on hand.
  • Non U.S. citizens will need a valid passport that has at least six month expiration window and a visa.
  • Children ages 15 and under my enter without a passport but with a U.S. birth certificate or proof of citizenship.


  • Under the Visa Waiver Program, some countries are allowed to enter the United States for a maximum 90 day period. Before arriving, these visitors MUST register through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization in order to help detect threats of terrorism.


  • U.S. citizens do not have to be cleared by Puerto Rico's customs.
  • Every visitor 21 years of age are allowed to bring the following items upon entrance:
    1. One U.S. quart of alcohol
    2. 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars (NOT from Cuba), OR 3 pounds of smoking tobacco
    3. $100 worth of gifts
  • When you leave Puerto Rico, U.S. customs require luggage inspection. You are prohibited to bring back fruits, vegetables, plants, and rice. All other purchased goods are usually acceptable.

Medical Requirements

  • Unless you arrive from a area with an epidemic, no vaccinations or medical treatment is required upon entrance.