After many were found at unspecified beaches on the Island this week, Puerto Rico travel government and tourism officials are urging tourists in the destination to follow the stringent covid pandemic preventive measures.
The executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) Carla Campos said in the statement that, it became evident that many tourists were not yet aware of the current happenings.
Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced’s earlier-issued an executive order mandate “aggressive” anti-coronavirus measures required as the visitors and residents must stay indoors and avoid social gatherings extent of the lockdown, currently set to end on March 30.
Campos also added that police had provided orientation to many of the visitors who were found visiting the beaches. She also said that PRTC has responded promptly and has implemented a local communication strategy to inform visitors from abroad who currently stay on an island.
Campos further said that they wanted guests to visit Puerto Rico during this time, but this global health emergency has put a dent in all travel plans. Additionally, their priority is to keep their residents and visitors healthy and safe.
Campos added that the World Tourism Organization requires a responsible journey at this time. In Puerto Rico government travel warnings are encouraging the responsible travel by inviting the visitors to comply with all their terms of the lockdown in aid of curbing the spread of the virus.
Some precautions to take include staying at home or in your hotel room. PRTC is working with Discover Puerto Rico, which is the Island’s destination marketing organization, on an outreach strategy to provide accurate information to media outlets and partners abroad.