COVID-19 travel restrictions: the Dominican Republic

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This article has been written on the May 6, 2022 and contains accurate information. However, we highly recommend you check the latest travel requirements before you book a trip since covid regulations are constantly updating.

Can I enter the Dominican Republic?

Presently, the Dominican Republic is open to all countries of the world. Most COVID-19-related restrictions have been lifted. Nevertheless, it is important to learn the information presented below.

Please be aware that all international travelers have to complete an E-Ticket to enter the Dominican Republic.

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Can I enter the Dominican Republic if I am vaccinated?

You can enter the Dominican Republic. Moreover, most travelers (except for certain countries) are not required to present a certificate on arrival in the country. The only benefit of possessing the vaccination certificate is an exemption from random testing at the airport. 

Please, scroll to the “Traveling to the Dominican Republic from exceptional countries” section to find out which travelers from what countries must present a certificate.

As of April 2022, the following vaccines are approved in the Dominican Republic:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech — Comirnaty
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca — Vaxzevria
  • Sinopharm (Beijing) — Covilo
  • Sinovac — CoronaVac

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A vaccination certificate

Can I enter the Dominican Republic if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter the Dominican Republic if you are unvaccinated. Moreover, it is no longer obligatory to present a PCR test when entering (except for several countries). Possessing the test can exempt you from random testing at the airport. 

Please, scroll to the “Traveling to the Dominican Republic from exceptional countries” section to find out which travelers from what countries must present a test.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

  • A PCR negative test taken within 72 hours before arrival

Who cannot enter the Dominican Republic

Presently, all travelers can enter the Dominican Republic without any COVID-19 restrictions. Please, make sure to check your other documents, such as a valid passport. 

Until July 31, 2022, all foreign citizens who enter the Dominican Republic for tourism purposes must have a valid passport during their stay and departure from the country.

Traveling to the Dominican Republic from exceptional countries

As it was mentioned above, travelers from almost all over the world can enter the Dominican Republic without COVID-19 restrictions.

However, travelers from the following countries are still obliged to present a vaccination certificate or PCR test:

  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Kuwait
  • Lesotho
  • Monaco
  • Namibia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)

Can I leave the Dominican Republic?

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can leave the Dominican Republic. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Health advises people to avoid traveling for non-essential reasons.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming vaccination status

In addition, please check the necessity of a COVID-19 negative test presence in your destination country. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country) or
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

In addition, please note that having a COVID-19 test result is mandatory for some countries, even if you have recovered from the disease. 

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COVID-19 situation in the Dominican Republic currently

As of April 2022, the COVID-19 situation in the Dominican Republic is safe. 

FAQs 

Is it safe to travel to the Dominican Republic right now?

International travel to the Dominican Republic is safe now. Most COVID-19 measures have been lifted or removed. Face masks, presentation of vaccination cards for access to places of public use, or restrictions in public spaces are the responsibility of each individual.

Is Santa Domingo open for travel now?

Santa Domingo is open for travel now. It is possible to visit the capital’s main attractions without restrictions.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to the Dominican Republic?

Currently, travelers are not required to undergo quarantine upon arrival in the Dominican Republic. 

Only passengers that tested positive during the random testing at the airport will be subjected to quarantine requirements.

How do I get a health pass to travel to the Dominican Republic?

The E-Ticket completed before entering the Dominican Republic will be your health pass.

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