Puerto Rico2024-03-23T00:55:53-04:00

Puerto Rico Security Services

Puerto Rico Executive Protection and Security Services

In addition to ETS’s regular service offerings, such as secure ground transportation services and executive protection we have extensive experience when it comes to dealing with complex and challenging situations. Our in-country team has supported complex security operations and major disaster relief support and security. Whether it is secure airport transfers in San Juan, or large VIP security details for Celebrity security support, or emergency response, ETS can facilitate.

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Secure Airport Transfers – San Juan and other major cities

ETS provides security airport transfers to facilitate safe and secure movement from the airport to your hotel and vice versa.  Please visit ExecSecure or if you would prefer to speak to one of our team, contact us. 

Secure airport transfers and secure transportation in San Juan and other major cities can be booked online. Please visit ExecSecure® or alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to one of our team, contact us 

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ETS Experience – Puerto Rico

ETS has deployed rapid-response disaster security teams in under 24 hours to the island after the category 5 hurricane, Maria, hit the island. Due to the strength of the storm, the damage to the infrastructure of the island was extreme. However, our team were able to quickly and efficiently assess the situation on the ground, analyze effectively the main risks presented to our client and then assist to ensure our clients were secured safely and effectively. In addition to this we are regularly relied upon by high net worth individuals, Fortune 10’s, Fortune 500 and various other groups to ensure their safety while traveling in Puerto Rico

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ETS Security Overview – Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an incorporated territory of the United States; because of this, it does not have independent autonomy and is subject to federal guidance and funding. Puerto Ricans are granted US citizenship but do not have full political representation under the United States. Unfortunately, the Island of Puerto Rico has suffered from high levels of government debt which has led to economic instability.

Crime can be an issue in Puerto Rico, more commonly pickpocketing and street robbery. Violent crime is also possible; however, this is usually gang-related. Foreign travelers should remain cautious of the risk.

Natural disasters can occur in Puerto Rico and have the potential to cause mass destruction and disruption to travel. The last incident involved Hurricane Maria in 2017, which caused widespread fatalities and damage to the island’s infrastructure.

Road conditions and infrastructures in Puerto Rico are well-maintained on notable routes; however, driving behaviors can be erratic and even reckless.  Rural roads, especially in the jungle and mountainous areas can become hazardous should a natural disaster such as hurricane occur

As part of our service all clients have free access to our ExploreSecure® eLearning Travel Security training pre-departure

If we can help with any of the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

FAQ’s for Secure Travel to Puerto Rico

Is business travel safe in Puerto Rico?2024-03-29T07:54:23-04:00

Puerto Rico is considered to be safe for business travelers, but there are  risks to consider. Crime can be an issue which does affect travelers in certain locations. Business travelers are potentially at risk of being targeted due to their perceived wealth.  Remain cautious to common threats such as pickpocketing and theft, and be aware that muggings and robberies can occur.

Can Security be armed in Puerto Rico?2024-03-29T07:50:40-04:00

Yes, private security can be armed when deployed in Puerto Rico.  They must have the appropriate license to legally carry a firearm.

Can armored vehicles legally be utilized in Puerto Rico?2020-09-18T07:58:55-04:00

Armored vehicles are legal in Puerto Rico and can be hired. Depending on the assignment the vehicles can be customized to meet the traveler’s needs. Alternately if the threat is deemed low then soft-skinned SUVs or sedans could be a more economical option. Please read our Armored Vehicle Rental Considerations for more information.

Are rideshare services safe in Puerto Rico?2020-09-18T07:57:43-04:00

Rideshares, although cheaper are not the safest option. Having little knowledge about your driver’s experience and safety on the roads can make you very vulnerable.  Please read our article Are Rideshare Services Safe?

Is it safe to travel in San Juan?2024-03-29T07:48:28-04:00

As long as you follow basic safety advice, travel in San Juan can be safe.  Crime can be an issue in certain locations within the city, therefore it is important to identify the risks before you travel.  If traveling through neighborhoods where criminal activity is more active, it may be wise to consider secure transport and executive protection.  Additionally, traveling at night in San Juan increases the risk so it’s important to include safety precautions in your travel plan.

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