The nightly curfew regulations have further been relaxed by the Dominican government. Covid-19 curfew hours had been stiffened during the Easter holidays, though will return afterwards to the following hours nationwide:
- from 9pm to 5am Monday to Friday (also if it is a holiday),
- and 7pm to 5am on Saturdays and Sundays,
- all regulations with an additional 3-hour transit period to get back home on time.
(Update 2 March 2021)
The Dominican Republic is still under State of Emergency which allows the government and parliament to take regulatory and preventive actions to confront the advance of the virus:
- Airports are open for international travel while land borders stay closed; maritime restrictions have just been lifted: cruise ships are allowed to enter Dominican harbours again.
- Beaches can be visited, respecting the social distancing measures.
- Gyms as well as public pools, lakes, bathing spots and rivers stay shut down.
- Colmados (small local shops) and restaurants are open for delivery or take out UNLESS they can serve their clients on open terrace spaces of the restaurant.
- A nightly curfew is in place (see above the current regulations).
The new President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, had announced on August 25th, 2020 a Tourism Recovery Plan whith wide-reaching measures to ensure traveler’s safety. See further information about the new President’s Tourism Recovery Plan:
On Tuesday, August 25, President Luis Abinader announced that tourists do not need a health certificate upon arrival in the country, that they are not infected with the Covid-19 virus. The tourists are however randomly tested for a possible infection. The president also said that if someone is infected, the cost to the tourist for the extended stay in an accommodation and the cost of a flight change will be reimbursed by the Dominican state. This insurance is valid until December of this year. The president wants to assure tourists that they can book a holiday in the Dominican Republic with peace of mind.