On May 1st, 2020, Puerto Rico instituted their Gold Star Health and Safety Seal program. The goal of the program is to certify all tourism-related businesses to a high standard of safety and cleanliness in order to get tourism moving again and to give travelers the confidence of knowing they can travel to Puerto Rico safely.
The Gold Star program is based on standards established by the CDC, WHO, and other expert agencies. These new standards are applicable to all hotels, resorts, paradores, posadas, bed & breakfasts, small inns, guesthouses, time-shared properties, short-term rentals, casinos, tour operators, tourist transportation, experiences management, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and attractions.
Their efforts have now earned them the Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council. Puerto Rico was the first destination in the U.S. to receive this distinction. You can find out more about the WTTC’s Safety Stamp Program and see what destinations have already been certified on their website. The following Vamonos destinations have also earned this Safety Stamp: Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Spain.