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Puerto Rico Travel warnings

The Dark Side of Puerto Rico

The major cities in Puerto Rico -- where the most crime takes place -- have a large police presence. This is partly due to the fact that in early 2010, the U.S. government deployed 1,000 National Guard members to the is

Puerto Rican Environment

So you want to get outside and explore the environment of Puerto Rico. Excellent! There are many exciting adventures to have, and whether you're exploring Flamenco Beach, zip lining through forests, learning to surf, or

Driving in Puerto Rico

Driving in a foreign country is almost guaranteed to be different from driving around your hometown. You’re not used to the surroundings, you’re probably not driving your own car, and the road signs—if there are a

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Recommended vaccinations for Puerto Rico

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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