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Dominican Republic: COVID-19 Entry Requirements For Travelers

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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. 

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

On September 5, 2020 the government stopped the PCR test requirement for entry.

Testing is not mandatory for entry

Instead, authorities will randomly administer a quick breath test to between 3% to 10% of passengers upon arrival.

Temporary Restriction as of June 2021: Passengers coming from India, Brazil or South Africa will need to bring a 72-hour negative PCR test for entry.

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.  

man sells ananas at the beach

E-Ticket Form

Starting on November 29, 2020, all passengers entering or leaving the Dominican Republic must fill out the E-ticket online form. This electronic entry/exit form will replace the old paper health affidavit form.

See the E-Ticket Form Here

Passengers will fill out the E-ticket form before entering the country and once again before leaving. Each time it will generate a QR code that the traveler must have handy at the airport for scanning. 

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. 

If a tourist is staying at a resort/hotel and came in on a commercial flight, they will be given a free health coverage plan that provides coverage for emergencies in the event of an infection or exposure to COVID-19 while in-country.

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 10 pm to 5 am, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 pm to 5 am

Face masks are mandatory in all public spaces.

Social distancing of 2 meters is mandatory in all enclosed public spaces.

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements

The Dominican Republic has not released information if proof of vaccination records will be required for entry in the future.

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.

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Source: Wikipedia: Dominican Republic Visa Requirements

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 E-Ticket Form
  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. 

Read More: 

Countries That Have Reopened To American Tourists

COVID-19 Entry Requirements By Country: Travelers Guide

Countries That Have Reopened To Canadian Tourists

Caribbean Countries That Have Reopened For Tourism

All Countries Reopening For Tourism

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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. 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

Sources: Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Originally published August 20, 2020 with updates


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Chris

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

What is the procedure if a person who flies to DR, is randomly chosen to take the covid breath test and tests positive? Will they retest person on the spot since it is a quick test? How long is the quarantine? Who pays for quarantine stay at government approved hotel? Thank you!

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

They are not entirely clear, but they say that those who test positive will be "will be isolated and attended at authorized locations." Likely for 10-14 days.

Ana Stoean

Sunday 7th of February 2021

Do I need to have a COVID 19 test to flay to Dominica Republic ,Punta Cana ? Im planing to be flaying on March 21 - 2021 with Frontier Airlines .

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 7th of February 2021

all of the entry requirements are clearly listed in this article. Coming from some countries, yes. Other countries, no. Give it another look and you'll get your answer

Treena

Thursday 7th of January 2021

When filling out the e-ticket and your town in Canada that you live in isn’t listed, what do you do?

Monika Pandiangan

Saturday 2nd of January 2021

Hello from Indonesia,

Could you please advise on how to apply for tourist visa to RD for Indonesian. I notice that we don't have RD Embassy in the country. Is there any provision made to apply tourist visa online? Thank you in advance.

Best regards, Monik

BEL

Saturday 5th of June 2021

@Monika Pandiangan,

I hope you received an answer to your inquiry, if not here we go: FYI: If you hold a USA / CANADA or a Schengen Visa, you are allowed to enter DR Also, if you have a USA residency card.

Otherwise you must apply at the nearest consulate and/or contact DR consulate to fin their representative in Indonesia.

Craig Elmore

Sunday 27th of December 2020

Do I have to have a pcr test to come here

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 27th of December 2020

This article answers your question in detail :)