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Dominican Republic coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is Open with restrictions 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 with restrictions

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

Open with conditions

If another country has been visited in the previous 14 days that is considered high-risk, travelers are required to provide proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours prior, on arrival.
The list of high-risk countries can be found at

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from random testing requirements.
The final dose must have been administered at least 3 weeks before departure.

Conditional testing

Travelers are not required to provide pre-departure testing to enter the Dominican Republic. However, airlines may require proof of a negative COVID-19 test for boarding. Please check your airline's testing requirements.

Other medical measures

Arrivals are subject to undergo random health screening, including temperature checks, visual assessment, and breath test. Those displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to undergo PCR testing and may be isolated until a negative result is confirmed.
Travelers who present a negative PCR test result, taken within 72 hours prior, on arrival are exempt from random testing.

Additional documents required

Passengers are required to complete a entry and exit form and present it before departure to and from the Dominican Republic. The online form includes the traveler health declaration, customs declaration, international boarding, and disembarking forms. The generated QR code must be presented on arrival. - Entry and exit form
For more details Ministry of Tourism, Dominican Republic

Government measures

A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in effect between the hours of 11 pm to 5 am in most regions. During these hours, only essential movement is allowed but there is a 'free transit' window on the first 2 hours of the curfew to return home until 1 am. Social gatherings are currently limited to a maximum of 50 people. Full details and updates can be found at

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transport is operating at reduced capacity.


Restaurants are open at reduced capacity, with seating limited to a maximum of 6 people per table to allow for social distancing.


Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.


Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing. All non-essentially businesses must close during curfew hours.

On return

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, do not require an essential reason to enter and are exempt from quarantine and mandatory testing on arrival requirements. Vaccinated travelers must still provide a pre-departure test and may be randomly selected to be tested on arrival. Travelers are also required to have a suitable quarantine plan in place for 14 days even when seeking the fully vaccinated exemption.
Proof of vaccination must be uploaded on the 'ArriveCAN' application. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure and supporting documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation. Further information can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative test result, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure.
Further information on the testing requirements, such as types of tests accepted, can be found at

Testing on arrival

A molecular test will be administered on arrival and travelers will be provided COVID-19 at-home specimen collection kits which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period. The kit contains information on how to collect, store and ship the samples.
Travelers may register for the test on arrival at

Travel restriction details for Dominican Republic

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

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Dominican Republic

A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide from 11pm to 5am.
Transit is permitted for the first two hours of curfew, i.e. until 1am, only in order to travel home.
From Monday 9 August 2021, the province of La Altagracia (including Punta Cana) and Distrito Nacional will no longer have a curfew, because of their high vaccination rates. The Distrito Nacional is a subdivision of the capital city of Santo Domingo. Visitors should plan carefully if they are traveling at night to make sure they do not break curfew by crossing between areas where different rules apply. Mask-wearing and social distancing are still mandatory in public spaces and private spaces for public use.
Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may happen at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below and check this page and the British Embassy social media channels on Twitter and Facebook regularly for updates.
-it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public -when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person) -public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks. -The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips
The Dominican Republic authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols will result in a serious penalty, up to a maximum fine of RD$100,000 and/or prison sentence.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Dominican Republic

Do not travel

To enter the Dominican Republic, you'll need proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within five days before you arrive. If you don't present the test, or you show symptoms on arrival, you'll be tested at the airport. If you test positive, you'll need to quarantine as instructed by authorities. Curfew times vary depending on your location and further movement restrictions may be implemented at short notice. If you're in a public place or at work, you must wear a face mask at all times or you could be fined. We advise: Do not travel to the Dominican RepublicΒ due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
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