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Where Can I Get a Covid Test in the Dominican Republic?

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Due to recent travel restrictions, almost every traveler to the Dominican Republic will now need either a PCR test or an Antigen test in order to return home.

Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom are all requiring citizens who are returning home from abroad to first show proof of a negative Covid test, before being allowed to board their flight.

Travelers shouldn’t worryHotels, clinics, labs and agencies all throughout the Dominican Republic are moving quickly to ensure they can provide tourists with test results within 72 hours.

Below we have very detailed information on exactly where you can get a test in the Dominican Republic.

We cover major cities throughout the D.R. where tests are available, incuding: Punta Cana, Santiago, Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, La Romana and more.

covid test sites in dominican republic punta cana

Hotels and Resorts in the Dominican Republic Offering Covid Tests

The easiest way to get a test performed is right inside the resort or hotel you are staying at. The Tourism Ministry is working alongside the Health Ministry to ensure that all major hotel chains in the country have enough Antigen tests to offer to their American and British guests, free of charge. Canadian tourists need the PCR type test, which is also available for a fee at some resorts.

Here are some of the brands and chains that have already made updates to their testing policies and availability.

Punta Cana hotel

RIU

The RIU is offering free antigen tests for guests starting on January 26, 2021. 

If a guest does test positive, they are also offering a free 10-day quarantine stay on the property.

Royalton

The Royalton chain is offering guests:
Free antigen tests
PCR tests for $130 on-site

  • Hideaway Punta Cana
  • Royalton Punta Cana
  • Royalton Bavaro
  • Royalton Splash

Playa Resorts

  • Complimentary Antigen testing January 22, 2021 through April 30, 2021
  • Based on 3-Night Stay in the Dominican Republic
  • Up to 50% discount on accommodations for quarantined guests

Hard Rock

Offering guests:

  • Free antigen testing
  • PCR tests available on-site for $99

Iberostar

Offering guests at their Puerto Plata Costa Dorada hotel on-site PCR tests for $200 with results in 24 hours

Excellence Resorts

Offering guests at Excellence El Carmen:

  • free onsite tests until at least February 28, 2021
  • Free antigen test for USA guests
  • Free PCR test for Canadian guests

Bahia Principe

Offering guests $79 on site PCR testing with results available in 48 to 72 hours

  • Fantasia
  • Grand Aquamarine
  • Grand Punta Cana
  • Luxury Ambar

Grand Palladium

Offering guests PCR tests on-site for $140

  • Bavaro Suites
  • Palace
  • Punta Cana Resort

TRS:

Offering guests PCR tests on-site for $140

  • Cap Cana
  • Turquesa
Bavaro beach in Punta Cana. Dominican republic

Clinics and Labs in the Dominican Republic Offering Covid Tests For Travel

If your hotel or resort does not offer covid testing, or if you are staying at a rental house or AirBnB, here is a list of clinics and labs that can facilitate your test within the required time frame.

Punta Cana

Centro Medico

Punta Cana: Avenida España No.1, Bavaro 23000
(809) 552-1506

PCR cost: $79
Results in: 24-72 hours
Will come to hotel/house for an additional fee
Centro Medico wesbite

Hospiten Bavaro

Punta Cana: Carretera Verón, 23000
(809) 686-1414

PCR cost: $225
Antigen also available
Results in: 1-48 hours
Will come to hotel/house for an additional fee
Hospiten Bavaro website

Laboratorio Referencia

Punta Cana: Av. Barceló esq. Carret Higuey-Miches, Downtown Bussiness (Cruce de Cocoloco), Región Este, Bávaro
(809) 466-1730

PCR cost: $74
Antigen also available
Results in: 24-72 hours
Will come to hotel/house for an additional fee
Laboratorio Referencia website

They also have many drive-in locations to bring your car in order to perform a PCR test. Locations include Santo Domingo, Santiago, Punta Cana and more. A full list can be found here

Punta Cana Doctors

Punta Cana: Blvd. 1ro. de Noviembre 303
(809) 959-4002

PCR cost: $100
Antigen also available for $70
Results in: 24-72 hours
Will come to hotel/house for an additional fee
Punta Cana Doctors website

IMG Hospital

Punta Cana: Boulevard Turístico del Este Esq. Cocotal,
+ 1 849 261 6116 WhatsApp

PCR cost: $150
Antigen also available
Results in:
24-72 hours
IMG website

Puerto Plata

Centro Medico Dr. Bournigal

Puerto Plata: Calle Antera Mota 138, Puerto Plata 57000
(809) 586-2342

PCR cost: $79
Results in: 48-72 hours
Will come to hotel/house for an additional fee
Dr.Bournigal website

Santo Domingo

Amadita

2 Locations in Santo Domingo, 1 in Santiago, and 1 drive-thru in Santo Domingo
+1 (809) 682-5414
Price unknown

Amadita website

La Romana

Centro Medico Romana

La Romana: Batey #1, Central Romana
(809) 723-1206

PCR cost: $109
Antigen also available
Results in: 1-48 hours
Will come to hotel/house for an additional fee
[email protected]

Centro Medico Dr. Canela

La Romana: Calle Benito Monción 22000
809 556 3135

PCR cost: $74
Antigen also available
Results in: 48-72 hours
Will come to hotel/house for an additional fee

We will keep adding hotels, resorts, clinics, and labs to this list as information becomes available. If you know of any options not listed, please comment them below.

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Stephen White

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Thank you, Kashlee! We are glad the hotels are stepping up like this, and thanks again for all that you and Trevor do to keep us in the loop!

Stephen White

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

In addition to the hotels mentioned in this article, AM Resorts (which owns several Dreams resorts in the DR) is also offering tests free of charge to guests staying 3 nights or more- 2 per guestroom).

Kashlee Kucheran

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Yes thank you! We included the AM resort info on our mexico guide and forgot they are including their DM resorts! :) We will add it today

Stephen White

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

Thank you for this article. As always, Traveloffpath has the breaking news faster (and more thoroughly) than anyplace else. We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to visit the DR later this year after having canceled a planned trip earlier this month due to COVID.

Kashlee Kucheran

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Thank you so much Stephen, glad we can help :)