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Dominican Republic travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements in 2023

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is Open for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is part of North America with main city at Santo Domingo. Its Developing country with a population of 10M people. The main currency is Dominican Peso. The languages spoken are Spanish.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Dominican Republic

Open for travel

For entry into Dominican Republic

International travel to the Dominican Republic is permitted. There are currently no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.

Additional documents required

An online 'e-ticket' form must be completed at least 72 hours before arrival to, and departure from, the Dominican Republic. - E-ticket form
For more details Ministry of Tourism, Dominican Republic

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in the Dominican Republic can be found at

Use of masks

Face masks are recommended but should not replace other safety measures such as social distancing.

Public transport

Public transport is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open. Alcohol can only be sold until 2 am on Sundays and weekdays, and until 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays.


Bars are open. Alcohol can only be sold until 2 am on Sundays and weekdays, and until 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays.


Nightclubs are open. Alcohol can only be sold until 2 am on Sundays and weekdays, and until 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures are in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Dominican Republic

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine may be required
πŸ–οΈ Accepting Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Dominican Republic

As of 16 February, Dominican authorities announced a suspension of all COVID-19 measures.
Restaurants, hotels, gyms, workplaces, schools, universities, public transport and other services may have their own policies which they will require you to follow.
The sale of alcohol is prohibited after midnight on weekdays, and after 2am on Saturdays and Sundays.
The use of masks is still mandatory in public and private health centres, as well as public transport, including Airports.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Dominican Republic

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our advice for the Dominican Republic. We've lowered the travel advice level. We now advise you exercise a high degree of caution due to high levels of violent crime. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in the Dominican Republic due to high levels of violent crime.

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