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Puerto Rico update: Here’s what’s open on the island

Puerto Rico update: Here’s what’s open on the island

Friday, January 10, 2020

PUERTO RICO — Discover Puerto Rico is assuring travellers that despite recent earthquakes, the island remains open to visitors.

All flights are operating as normal to/from the San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin, Ponce and Aguadilla airports. Taxis and ride share options are also readily available, and ferry service to/from Vieques and Culebra are running.

Earlier this week, the destination welcomed close to 15,000 passengers from three cruise ships to its San Juan Cruise Port in Old San Juan, where power has been fully restored.

All major hotels are operating as usual, with and without generators, while many major attractions remain open, including the Puerto Rico Convention Center, the Ponce Cruise Port, El Morro, El Yunque, and San Cristobal Fort.

Hotels throughout the northern region of Puerto Rico, including all areas around San Juan, are open for business, as are top beaches, restaurants and travel service providers across the island.

The southern region, where hundreds of earthquakes have struck since Dec. 28, the strongest occurring on Tuesday, is receiving full support. Discover Puerto Rico is encouraging travellers to not be dissuaded by the state of emergency, which Governor Vázquez has kept in place to ensure those in need receive adequate government funding.

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A small number of hotel properties in the southern region were affected, as well as two tourism sites, Punta Ventana in Guayanilla and the Ruins of the Lighthouse in Guánica, both of which reported damages.

Travellers with upcoming plans are being advised to reach out to their travel providers, hotels and other businesses, and to visit DiscoverPuertoRico.com for the latest information and travel updates.

Those who wish to help in recover efforts can make a donation to their local American Red Cross chapter.

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