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With over 6 million international visits a year, the Dominican Republic is the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean. 

Known for its white sand beaches, tropical climate and beautiful resorts, the country is a top choice for American and Canadian travelers looking to escape the cold winters of North America.

Here are all the latest COVID-19 entry requirements travelers need to know before heading to the Dominican Republic this year.

Ocean view on the Bavaro beach in Punta Cana. Dominican republic
Ocean view on the Bavaro beach in Punta Cana Dominican republic

Countries Allowed To Enter the Dominican Republic

Travelers from ALL countries will be permitted to enter the Dominican Republic under regular visa entry rules. 

Passengers getting off the plane at the Punta Cana International Airport in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

Starting on September 15th this requisite will be eliminated and instead, authorities will randomly administer a quick breath test to between 3% to 10% of passengers upon arrival


Until September 14th, Travelers from ALL countries will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test which is not older than 5 days (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the airport).

Travelers that show up without proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be tested at the airport using the rapid test method at no extra cost. 

Travelers showing COVID-19 symptoms or whose test results are positive will be quarantined at locations authorized by the Dominican Republic Government. 

View of a street in the colonial district in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
View of a street in the colonial district in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Quarantine Entry Requirements 

The Dominican Republic does NOT have any quarantine entry requirements and does NOT offer quarantines instead of COVID-19 testing. 

Passengers that test positive upon arrival or if a traveler is infected with COVID-19 while in the Dominican Republic, will be quarantined at locations authorized by the government.  

Travelers Health Affidavit Form

As part of the Dominican Republic's customs and immigration procedure, all travelers will be required to fill out a health affidavit form that will be provided on the plane.

Passengers must declare that they have not felt any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 72 hours and provide contact details for the next 30 days. 

Preview and download the Health Affidavit.

man sells ananas at the beach
Man sells pineapples at the beach Dominican Republic

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

All travelers should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Dominican Republic. 

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in the Dominican Republic

All visitors must follow Dominican Republic health protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

There is a nationwide curfew from Monday through Friday from 9 pm to 5 am, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 pm to 5 am

Face masks are mandatory in all public spaces such as banks, supermarkets and offices

Social distancing of 1.5 meters is mandatory in all enclosed public spaces.

Bavaro beach in Punta Cana. Dominican republic

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

A COVID-19 vaccine is not yet available. Dominican Republic has not released information if a proof of vaccination record (POVR) will be required for entry as it becomes available.

Visa Entry Requirements For Dominican Republic During COVID-19

All travelers will still need to follow Dominican Republic visa requirements. 

Travelers in the chart below DO NOT require a visa to visit the Dominican Republic for up to 90 days.


Countries not listed above must apply for a visa at a Dominican Republic consulate/embassy in your home country. 

Dominican Republic Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. Check if your country requires a visa to enter Dominican Republic
  2. Fill out the Traveler Health Affidavit Form on the plane
  3. Follow all Dominican Republic curfews and health protocols for the duration of your trip

Hotels That Have Reopened in the Dominican Republic

Here is a full list of all hotels and resorts that have reopened safely in the Dominican Republic. 

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Disclaimer: Current Dominican Republic travel rules are changing without notice and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories

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