As of Monday, 11 October 2021, the Dominican Government has removed the nightly curfew. It had been in place, almost continously, since March 20th, 2020.
Yet, the Ministry of Public Health reminded the public that Covid-19 is still here and announced measures to motivate people to get vaccinated. Around 60% of the adult population in the Dominican Republic is vaccinated, in some districts up to 77%. In his speech to the people on July 6, President Abinader already concluded: “We must continue to be responsible and take care of ourselves personally in order to take care of others.”
Facial masks will continue to be mandatory in public places, hand washing and respect for physical distancing expected.
Also, the prohibition of the sale of alcoholic beverages in grocery stores, discos, bars, casinos and entertainment centers will continue for now: from Monday to Friday from midnight and Saturdays and Sundays from 2am on.
As of 18 October 2021, all over 12 years old need to present proof of vaccination (physical or digital) or a negative PCR test to use public transport, enter closed government places, schools, workplaces, and public places such as restaurants, bars, supermarkets, shops, gyms, sports centers, as per Ministry of Public Health Resolution #000048. The alternative is to present negative results of a PCR test taken within seven days. It remains to be seen how the new regulation is to be implemented.
Source: Listin Diario (in Spanish) | DR News (in English)
For further details on entry regulations, e-ticket, health pass, vaccination and testing, also check out the official information site of the Dominican Ministry of Tourism: https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/
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