The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Puerto Rico at this time.
Australians are advised to read the General advice to Australian travellers which provides general information about safety and security, local laws and customs, entry and exit requirements, health issues, travel and health insurance and consular assistance and registration.
From 12 January 2009, all Australians passport-holders eligible to travel to the United States under the Visitor Waiver Program are required to follow new border entry procedures. For further information, please see our travel advice for the United States.
It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information for travellers and our health page also provides useful information for travellers on staying healthy.
Australia does not have an Embassy in Puerto Rico. Australians may obtain consular assistance from the Australian Consulate-General in New York City at:
Australian Consulate-General, New York
150 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10017-5612
Telephone (1 212) 351 6500
Facsimile (1 212 351 6501
All Australians travelling to Puerto Rico, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australians can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or on-line. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency.
If the situation changes and a travel advice for Puerto Rico is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our e-mail subscription service.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305.