Travel guide
Puerto Rico

A gentle Hispano-American blend against a Caribbean backdrop.

Time difference



U.S. Dollar


Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

You’ll be able to speak English as well as Spanish!

Key figures

Area: 13 800 km²

3.195 million inhabitants (2018)


Up-to-date vaccinations :

  • DTPolio
  • MMR for children
  • Viral hepatitis A and B recommended

Puerto Rico has been hit hard by the Zika virus, so ask your GP about what to do and preventive treatments in case of mosquito bites.


French nationals do not need a visa for a stay of less than 90 days. You’ll need a passport valid for up to six months after your return date.

However, as Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, you will also be asked to present the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), a document to be filled out online. This formality has been compulsory since September 2010, and applies to all French nationals traveling to the USA for less than 90 days. The application will cost you around 14 USD.