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 in 2022.
Countries Allowed To Enter the Dominican Republic
Travelers from ALL countries will be permitted to enter the Dominican Republic under regular visa entry rules.
Nov 28, 2021 update: Due to Omicron, flights/passengers from Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, or South Africa are not allowed to enter.
COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
On September 5, 2020, the government stopped the PCR test required 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. (As of fall 2021, this is reportedly not happening any longer)
*Temporary Restriction as of October 2021 (still valid in 2022):
Passengers coming from Australia, Congo, Spain, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Kuwait, Monaco, Senegal, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, or United Kingdom will need to bring: either a 72-hour negative PCR/antigen test – or – proof of being fully vaccinated at least 3-weeks before arrival.
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.
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 the 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 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.
Starting November 2021, a vaccine passport has been initiated once inside the country but is not aimed at tourists. Visitors to the DR still do not need to show proof of vaccination to enter the country or to check into their hotel, however, they may face restrictions if they choose to leave the resort.
A vaccine passport has been put into place for government buildings, banks, and inconsistent reports of other businesses and services. Some of our readers have reported needing to show proof of vaccination to take a bus, enter a shop, or dine at an off-resort restaurant, while others say the requirement was waived for them because they were foreign tourists.
Travelers to the Dominican Republic in 2021 and 2022 should be aware of vaccine passports being used locally if they plan to leave the resort.
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:
- Check if your country requires a visa to enter Dominican Republic
- Fill out the E-Ticket Form
- 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.
COVID-19 Entry Requirements By Country: Travelers Guide
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This article originally appeared on TravelOffPath.com
Originally published August 20, 2020 with updates