March 12th 2020, US banned immigration from people who has been in the Schengen area for the past 14 days.
Does this ban also apply for someone arriving from the Schengen area to Puerto Rico?
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Yes, the restrictions on entry to the United States for people who have been in the Schengen Area (or Mainland China, Iran, the UK, Ireland, or Brazil; see this question) also restrict entry to Puerto Rico, because Puerto Rico is part of the "United States" for immigration purposes.
INA 101(a)(38) (8 USC 1101(a)(38)) defines "United States" for the purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act:
The term “United States”, except as otherwise specifically herein provided, when used in a geographical sense, means the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands of the United States, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.