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URGENT: connecting in Puerto Rico covid test question

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URGENT: connecting in Puerto Rico covid test question
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We fly out THIS Wed. 5/19 out of Boston on Jet Blue. We have to land in Puerto Rico, connect to a Cape Air flight to go to St. Croix.

We got our RAPID ANTIGEN test on Friday 5/14 - with negative results that day.

Just noticed that on a regular covid info sheet from Jet Blue that they say "Travelers to Puerto Rico MUST present a negative MOLECULAR PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel.

Can anyone confirm that this is NOT the case for us folks just "changing planes there" and not actually staying there.

I called Jet Blue and FIRST she said that we would need to get the MOLECULAR test. But, then said "no" - since Puerto Rico is a US territory and we are just changing planes we will be fine.

Has anyone flown from US to PR then to St. John who might be able to shed any light on this subject.

Please help!

Thank you.

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Atlanta
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In PR, you only present COVID results and QR code when exiting baggage claim. You should be fine as long as you don't leave the airport.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to reply.

That is certainly how I am interpreting it.

Atlanta
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You're welcome! On last bit of info: For some of the smaller outfits, you might need to exit through baggage claim and walk to a different terminal. In that case, you will show your documents and they will let you leave the terminal to get to your airline's counter.

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Thank you!

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