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Puerto Rico (U.S.)

Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory located in the Caribbean Sea, known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and rich history. As a U.S. territory, travelers from the U.S. do not need a passport to visit and can use U.S. currency. The island offers a variety of activities, from exploring the colonial architecture of Old San Juan to hiking in the lush El Yunque rainforest. Foodies will enjoy the local cuisine, which blends Spanish, African, and indigenous influences. Puerto Rico is also a popular destination for water sports, such as surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking. With its warm climate, friendly locals, and diverse attractions, Puerto Rico is a great destination for travelers looking for a tropical getaway without leaving the U.S.

Puerto Rico (U.S.) Immunization Recommendations and Requirements

Before traveling, make sure you are up-to-date on all of your routine immunizations including influenza and COVID-19. Note that many vaccines that are now considered "routine" were not available until recent decades so you may not have received them at all, depending on your age and other factors. 

Infants, 6 to 11 months old should receive one dose of MMR and Hepatitis A prior to visiting Puerto Rico (U.S.). This does not count toward routine childhood immunizations.

Talk to a travel health specialist

At Away Clinic we specialize in getting travelers ready for their trips to the world's most exotic destinations. We would be glad to assist you at the following locations:

To set up an appointment, see our self-scheduling page, call us at (480) 712-8865‬, or email us

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