CURRENT MEASURES BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Measures such as the use of face masks, presentation of vaccination cards for access to places of public use or restrictions in public spaces are the responsibility of each individual.
As a result of our stringent safety measures and effective vaccination plan, currently, hotel occupancy has increased to 100%, further solidifying Dominican Republic as a world example of tourism recovery amidst the pandemic.
100% of the Tourism sector personnel (hotels, airports, restaurants, transportation, etc.) have been vaccinated with two doses, and are in the process of being vaccinated with a third dose of the vaccine against COVID-19. With this vaccination program we will continue to strengthen the safety and health of all those who work in the sector in order to also guarantee the safety and health of all tourists who visit us. The hotels, restaurants and partners will continue to work hand in hand with the authorities.
Dominican Republic has a robust health care system that has been able to quickly detect cases of COVID-19 in the country. For more information about the coronavirus in Dominican Republic, please visit the Ministry of Public Health’s website. (https://www.msp.gob.do/web/) or download the COVID-RD mobile phone application, available on the App Store and Google Play, that works as a passport in which, through a QR code, visitors can report their condition and access many services and information.
For MITUR, the well-being and safety of visitors remains a priority, so it will continue to work in coordination with the other relevant authorities to further strengthen the country’s preventive measures against coronavirus.
Entry to the Dominican Republic
Entry to the Dominican Republic, both for foreigners and Dominicans, will continue with the same established sanitary protocol, as we have had a positivity rate of less than 1% in the tests that were performed at airports and in the more than 1.5 million tests performed in hotels.
For Entry Requirements per Country read here.
All foreign and Dominican passengers entering or leaving Dominican Republic on commercial flights must complete the free electronic entry and exit form, which combines the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms. The form is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese and Russian and can be accessed through the following link:
CURRENT MEASURES FOR ALL SECTORS REGULATED BY THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND THE CIVIL AVIATION BOARD
In accordance with the protocols approved by the Civil Aviation Board within the framework of its faculties, the presentation of vaccination cards will NOT be required for passengers arriving in the Dominican Republic.
Admission to hotels, resorts and services offered therein
To enter the hotels and services offered within them and to enter hotel complexes, it will not be necessary to present the vaccination card against COVID-19, nor the negative PCR test, taking into consideration the application of the strict Protocols of Risk Management previously approved for the sector.
Protocol for sectors regulated by the Ministry of Tourism
All sectors regulated by the Ministry of Tourism must continue to apply the National Health Risk Management Protocols for COVID-19. The non-adherence or non-compliance to said protocol on the part of the actors to which it applies will entail the actions and sanctions to their detriment established in the regulations in force.
Protocol of activities of establishments and tourist transportation
Activities related to land tourist transportation, cruises, travel agencies, tour operators, horse ranches, tourist rides, zip line, aquatic or recreational theme parks and paintball, maritime transportation and water sports, diving school and parasailing, will follow the same treatment indicated for hotel establishments, always safeguarding compliance with the provisions of the sectorial protocol issued for such purposes.
Inspections to ensure compliance with protocols
The Ministry of Tourism has the authority to conduct visits, inquiries, and site inspections to ensure compliance with the referred Protocol for Health Risk Management Against COVID-19.
MEASURES TO CONTINUE COMBATING COVID-19
- The use of face masks is recommended in public and private spaces, as well as open and closed spaces.
- The use of face masks is especially recommended for people with immunosuppressive health conditions or risk factors, as well as for people who have close contact with them.
- The use of face masks will be imperative in public and private health centers and mass passenger transportation.
- The requirement to present vaccination cards to enter public places, schools, universities, colleges, etc., will be eliminated.
- The vaccination schedule against COVID-19 is maintained for all persons over 18 years of age, consisting of three doses of the available vaccines, recommending heterologous administration (mixed application of vaccines).
- An optional booster dose (4th dose) is recommended for persons over 60 years of age, immunocompromised persons and persons who require it due to special health conditions.
- It is recommended to avoid crowds, mass events, to continue frequent hand washing, to use of disinfectant gels and to respect physical distancing.
- The population is advised to be vigilant for possible sources of contact in their daily activities.
- All persons are urged to complete their vaccination schedule against COVID-19 with the doses and intervals established for their age group and according to the recommendations of the health authorities.
- Sectoral institutions are instructed to carry out protocols, according to their laws, to develop the necessary policies and measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- The restricted hours for the sale of alcoholic beverages are maintained Sunday through Thursday after 12:00 a.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays, after 2:00 a.m.
VISITING HOURS FOR NATIONAL PARKS & OVERNIGHT STAYS
- Reactivation of commercial flights to and from the country’s airports.
- Hotels restarted operations with the use of contact-free technologies and strict protocols to offer a clean, safe environment.
- Ports, marinas and anchorage facilities to receive yachts, ferries, and cruise ships are open.
- Private transportation companies and malls are operating normally.
- Public beaches remain open to the public.
Status: 22 February 2022