People keep messaging me that there are insane fares to Puerto Rico right now. I am not going to republish them because I do not want you to come to Puerto Rico.
Permanent residents of the Hamptons in New York are complaining that people from the city may overrun their communities by coming to their vacation homes during this pandemic (see Hamptons Leaders Appeal for Travel Restrictions to the Area Amid Influx of New Yorkers). Those who live ‘Up North’ in Michigan are telling fellow Michiganders not to go to their cabins (see Up North Michigan residents to everyone else: Please don’t come here). And now I’m telling anyone who is thinking about Puerto Rico not to come. And I’m not saying please.
Everyone should stay in their homes while this saga continues to unfold. Puerto Rico does not have the infrastructure to deal with a surge in local cases, let alone an outbreak from those who come from areas that have been drastically affected. To make matters worse, passengers are taking medicine during their flights to Puerto Rico to lower their body temperature in an effort to get past the National Guard (see Puerto Rico seeks ban on flights from US COVID-19 hot spots). Some of those passengers subsequently tested positive for Covid and ended up in Puerto Rican hospitals. How’s that for a way to spend your vacation?
In the spring of 2021 when there is a vaccine or when there is an actual understanding of what the hell is going on, whichever comes first, (see Social Distance Yourself from Misinformation), I will personally pick you up from the airport. Until then, stay away.