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Dominican Republic travel restrictions

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Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers must present a completed health declaration form upon arrival or an “Electronic Ticket” at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/ .

Quarantine is possible for passengers who arrive from or have been in United Kingdom
Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test issued at most 3 days before arrival are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) test and quarantine for 7 days upon arrival, at their own expense.

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Flight Restrictions

published 10.08.2020

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 5 days before arrival.

Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result are subject to medical screening.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR.

Passengers arriving without a negative PCR test certificate shall be subject to COVID-19 test and shall be subject to mandatory quarantine of 7 days in a government facility at their own cost. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations pending a negative PCR test.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Passengers are allowed to arrive in the DR, but it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel. Travellers who arrive without a PCR certificate will be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and required to isolate in a government quarantine facility for seven days at their own cost.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from the states of Mina Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and
for travellers having transited for more than 12 hours through an airport of the same states in Brazil mentioned
above.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no
Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due exclusively to P. falciparum exists throughout the year, especially in the western provinces
of DajabĂłn, Elias Pina and San Juan. In 2015, transmission increased in the National District and the provinces
of Santo Domingo and La Altagracia, specifically in Bávaro district. Risk in other areas is low to negligible.
There is no evidence of P. falciparum resistance to any antimalarial drug.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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  • Dominican Republic Latest news: Revised nationwide curfew starting 27 January because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 27.01.2021). Dominican authorities suspend U.K. flights until 10 January (Dominican Today, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Passengers are allowed to arrive in the DR, but it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel. Travellers who arrive without a PCR certificate will be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and required to isolate in a government quarantine facility for seven days at their own cost. If you were planning to travel to or transit through the Dominican Republic, please check with your travel provider. Further updates will be published when they are available. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website.
    *Testing on arrival: All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers arriving without a negative PCR test certificate shall be subject to COVID-19 test and shall be subject to mandatory quarantine of 7 days in a government facility at their own cost. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations pending a negative PCR test.
    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit online, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Dominican Republic: A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide. From Wednesday 27 January 2021 the nationwide curfew will be from 7pm to 5am Monday to Friday and from 5pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday. Transit is permitted for the first three hours of curfew, i.e. until 10pm Monday to Friday and until 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, only in order to travel home. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions. Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may change at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities.
    • it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public;
    • when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person);
    • public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks;
    • The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips.
    The Dominican Republic authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols will result in a serious penalty, up to a maximum fine of RD$100,000 and/or prison sentence.
    Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have now reopened and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    *Public places and services: No gatherings of more than ten people are permitted in public spaces, or private spaces open to the public. Restaurants are limited to a maximum of 60% capacity and no more than six people on a table. Alcoholic drinks cannot be sold between the hours of 6pm and 5am. Events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules and with limits on their percentage capacity. Indoor gyms are open with strict COVID protocols. Social events or activities that involve the participation of more than 10 people in any area for public use require a permit from the Public Health Ministry. To get this permit, responsible parties should submit a request for authorization in writing, with a minimum of seven days in advance, that must include the general information of the event or activity, including the place, setting, photo of the space and responsible persons. You can submit the request at the Ministry of Public Health’ headquarters or through its Provincial Offices or Health Areas. Government advice remains that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

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    02.02.2021
  • Dominican Republic Latest news: Revised nationwide curfew starting 27 January because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 27.01.2021). Dominican authorities suspend U.K. flights until 10 January (Dominican Today, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: The Dominican Republic has resumed inbound passenger flights from the UK. Passengers from the UK are allowed to arrive in the DR, but it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel. Travellers from the UK who arrive without a PCR certificate will be required to isolate in a government quarantine facility for seven days If you were planning to travel to or transit through the Dominican Republic, please check with your travel provider. Further updates will be published when they are available. These measures will also apply to travellers who have previously been in the UK within two weeks of arrival in the Dominican Republic. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check theDominican Republic Travel Center website.
    *Testing on arrival: All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.

    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit online, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details. See Customs section below for more details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Dominican Republic: A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide. From Wednesday 27 January 2021 the nationwide curfew will be from 7pm to 5am Monday to Friday and from 5pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday. Transit is permitted for the first three hours of curfew, i.e. until 10pm Monday to Friday and until 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, only in order to travel home. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions. Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may change at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities.
    • it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public;
    • when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person);
    • public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks;
    • The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips.
    The Dominican Republic authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols will result in a serious penalty, up to a maximum fine of RD$100,000 and/or prison sentence.
    Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have now reopened and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    *Public places and services: No gatherings of more than ten people are permitted in public spaces, or private spaces open to the public. Restaurants are limited to a maximum of 60% capacity and no more than six people on a table. Alcoholic drinks cannot be sold between the hours of 6pm and 5am. Events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules and with limits on their percentage capacity. Indoor gyms are open with strict COVID protocols. Social events or activities that involve the participation of more than 10 people in any area for public use require a permit from the Public Health Ministry. To get this permit, responsible parties should submit a request for authorization in writing, with a minimum of seven days in advance, that must include the general information of the event or activity, including the place, setting, photo of the space and responsible persons. You can submit the request at the Ministry of Public Health’ headquarters or through its Provincial Offices or Health Areas. Government advice remains that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

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    28.01.2021
  • Dominican Republic Latest news: Revised nationwide curfew starting 27 January because of COVID-19 (OSAC, 27.01.2021). Dominican authorities suspend U.K. flights until 10 January (Dominican Today, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: The Dominican Republic has resumed inbound passenger flights from the UK. Passengers from the UK are allowed to arrive in the DR, but it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel. Travellers from the UK who arrive without a PCR certificate will be required to isolate in a government quarantine facility for seven days If you were planning to travel to or transit through the Dominican Republic, please check with your travel provider. Further updates will be published when they are available. These measures will also apply to travellers who have previously been in the UK within two weeks of arrival in the Dominican Republic. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check theDominican Republic Travel Center website.
    *Testing on arrival: All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.

    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit online, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details. See Customs section below for more details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Dominican Republic: A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide. Until Tuesday 26 January 2021, the curfew will be from 5pm to 5am. From Wednesday 27 January 2021 the nationwide curfew will be from 7pm to 5am Monday to Friday and from 5pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday. Transit is permitted for the first three hours of curfew, i.e. until 10pm Monday to Friday and until 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, only in order to travel home. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions. Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may change at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities.
    • it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public;
    • when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person);
    • public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks;
    • The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips.
    The Dominican Republic authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols will result in a serious penalty, up to a maximum fine of RD$100,000 and/or prison sentence.
    Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have now reopened and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    *Public places and services: No gatherings of more than ten people are permitted in public spaces, or private spaces open to the public. Restaurants are limited to a maximum of 60% capacity and no more than six people on a table. Alcoholic drinks cannot be sold between the hours of 6pm and 5am. Events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules and with limits on their percentage capacity. Indoor gyms are open with strict COVID protocols. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

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    27.01.2021
  • Dominican Republic Latest news: Dominican authorities suspend U.K. flights until 10 January (Dominican Today, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: The Dominican Republic has resumed inbound passenger flights from the UK. Passengers from the UK are allowed to arrive in the DR, but it is mandatory to present a negative PCR test certification taken within the previous 72 hours before travel. Travellers from the UK who arrive without a PCR certificate will be required to isolate in a government quarantine facility for seven days If you were planning to travel to or transit through the Dominican Republic, please check with your travel provider. Further updates will be published when they are available. These measures will also apply to travellers who have previously been in the UK within two weeks of arrival in the Dominican Republic. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check theDominican Republic Travel Center website.
    *Testing on arrival: All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.

    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit online, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details. See Customs section below for more details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Dominican Republic: A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide. From 11 to 26 January 2021 the nationwide curfew will be from 5pm to 5am Monday to Friday and from 12 noon to 5am on Saturday and Sunday. Transit is permitted for the first three hours of curfew, i.e. until 8pm Monday to Friday and until 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, only in order to travel home. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions. Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may change at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities.
    • it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public
    • when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person)
    • public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks.
    • The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips
    The Dominican Republic authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols will result in a serious penalty, up to a maximum fine of RD$100,000 and/or prison sentence. Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have now reopened and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    *Public places and services: No gatherings of more than ten people are permitted in public spaces, or private spaces open to the public. Restaurants are limited to a maximum of 50% capacity and no more than six people on a table. Alcoholic drinks cannot be sold between the hours of 6pm and 5am.
    Events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Indoor gyms are open with strict COVID protocols. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

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    19.01.2021
  • Dominican Republic Latest news: Dominican authorities suspend U.K. flights until 10 January (Dominican Today, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries. You will need to observe all social distancing measures if planning travel to the airport. Airports are implementing measures inside the terminals, including social distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. You should arrive in sufficient time and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. During the hours of curfew, international passengers and their vehicle operators / drivers are permitted to travel to and from airports. You should keep your passport and travel documents with you to show to Dominican authorities if required, and allow extra time for your journey if travelling during curfew hours. Contact your travel provider or hotel for further advice if you will be arriving or leaving during the curfew.
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: The Dominican Republic has suspended inbound passenger flights from the UK. Travellers from the UK are not allowed to enter the Dominican Republic including via third countries until Sunday 17 January 2021. If you were planning to travel to or transit through the Dominican Republic, please check with your travel provider. Further updates will be published when they are available. The Dominican government has introduced a mandatory seven-day quarantine period for travellers who have previously been in the UK within two weeks of arrival in the Dominican Republic. Travellers will be required to undertake a PCR test while in quarantine. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website.
    *Testing on arrival: All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.
    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit online, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details. See Customs section below for more details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Dominican Republic: A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide. From 11 to 26 January 2021 the nationwide curfew will be from 5pm to 5am Monday to Friday and from 12 noon to 5am on Saturday and Sunday. Transit is permitted for the first three hours of curfew, i.e. until 8pm Monday to Friday and until 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, only in order to travel home. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions. Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may change at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities.
    • it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public
    • when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person)
    • public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks.
    • The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips
    The Dominican Republic authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols will result in a serious penalty, up to a maximum fine of RD$100,000 and/or prison sentence. Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have now reopened and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    *Public places and services: No gatherings of more than ten people are permitted in public spaces, or private spaces open to the public. Restaurants are limited to a maximum of 50% capacity and no more than six people on a table. Alcoholic drinks cannot be sold between the hours of 6pm and 5am.
    Events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Indoor gyms are open with strict COVID protocols. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

    Read more
    13.01.2021
  • Dominican Republic Latest news: Dominican authorities suspend U.K. flights until 10 January (Dominican Today, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *International travel: The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries. You will need to observe all social distancing measures if planning travel to the airport. Airports are implementing measures inside the terminals, including social distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. You should arrive in sufficient time and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. During the hours of curfew, international passengers and their vehicle operators / drivers are permitted to travel to and from airports. You should keep your passport and travel documents with you to show to Dominican authorities if required, and allow extra time for your journey if travelling during curfew hours. Contact your travel provider or hotel for further advice if you will be arriving or leaving during the curfew.
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: The Dominican Republic has banned flights from the UK and applied a temporary restriction to all travellers from the UK arriving to the Dominican Republic from third countries. If you were planning to travel to or transit through the Dominican Republic, please check with your travel provider. The Dominican government has introduced a mandatory seven-day quarantine period for travellers with journeys originating in the UK or those who have previously been in the UK within two weeks of arrival in the Dominican Republic. Travellers will be required to undertake a PCR test while in quarantine. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey.
    For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website.
    *Testing on arrival: All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.
    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit online, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Dominican Republic: A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide. From 11 to 26 January 2021 the nationwide curfew will be from 5pm to 5am Monday to Friday and from 12 noon to 5am on Saturday and Sunday. Transit is permitted for the first three hours of curfew, i.e. until 8pm Monday to Friday and until 3pm on Saturday and Sunday only in order to travel home. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions. Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may change at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below and check this page and the British Embassy social media channels on hereTwitter and hereFacebook regularly for updates.
    • it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public;
    • when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person);
    • public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks;
    • The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips.
    The Dominican Republic authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols will result in a serious penalty, up to a maximum fine of RD$100,000 and/or prison sentence.
    Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.
    *The government of the Dominican Republic has extended the state of emergency and nationwide curfew. Failure to follow the curfew may result in arrest and / or fines. Full details on the curfew can be found at here. Times: • 11-26 January (Mon-Fri): Curfew from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m., with a grace period for transit until 8 p.m. each day; • 11-26 January (Sat-Sun): Curfew from 12 p.m. to 5 a.m., with a grace period for transit until 3 p.m. each day.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have now reopened and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    *Public places and services: No gatherings of more than ten people are permitted in public spaces, or private spaces open to the public. Restaurants are limited to a maximum of 50% capacity and no more than six people on a table. Alcoholic drinks cannot be sold between the hours of 6pm and 5am.
    Events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Indoor gyms are open with strict COVID protocols. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

    Read more
    11.01.2021
  • Dominican Republic Latest news: Dominican authorities suspend U.K. flights until 10 January (Dominican Today, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. The Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for land, sea and air. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website. People who have previously been in the UK within two weeks of arrival in the Dominican Republic will be required to undertake a PCR test while in mandatory seven-day quarantine.

    *Testing on arrival: All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations. The Dominican government has introduced a mandatory seven-day quarantine period for travellers with journeys originating in the UK. Travellers will be required to undertake a PCR test while in quarantine.

    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide.
    From 1 to 10 January 2021 the timings of the nationwide curfew will change and will be from 5pm to 5am Monday to Friday and from 12 noon to 5am on Saturday and Sunday.
    There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions.
    Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may change at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below and check on Twitter and Facebook regularly for updates.
    It is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public.
    When leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person).
    Public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks.
    The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips.
    The Dominican Republic authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols will result in a serious penalty, up to a maximum fine of RD$100,000 and/or prison sentence.
    Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.

    *International travel: The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the UK, US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. Read the travel advice for the USA and any other country you may be transiting, to check entry/transit requirements.
    You will need to observe all social distancing measures if planning travel to the airport. Airports are implementing measures inside the terminals, including social distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. You should arrive in sufficient time and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. During the hours of curfew, international passengers and their vehicle operators / drivers are permitted to travel to and from airports. You should keep your passport and travel documents with you to show to Dominican authorities if required, and allow extra time for your journey if travelling during curfew hours. Contact your travel provider or hotel for further advice if you will be arriving or leaving during the curfew.

    *Accommodation: Hotels have now reopened and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    *Public places and services: No gatherings of more than ten people are permitted in public spaces, or private spaces open to the public. This includes a limit of ten people per table in restaurants and bars.
    Alcoholic drinks cannot be sold between the hours of 6pm and 5am. Events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Indoor gyms are open with strict COVID protocols. Many museums, parks and national monuments have reopened. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

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    07.01.2021
  • Dominican Republic Latest news: Dominican authorities suspend U.K. flights until 10 January (Dominican Today, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. The Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for land, sea and air. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website. People who have previously been in the UK within two weeks of arrival in the Dominican Republic will be required to undertake a PCR test while in mandatory seven-day quarantine.

    *Testing on arrival: All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations. The Dominican government has introduced a mandatory seven-day quarantine period for travellers with journeys originating in the UK. Travellers will be required to undertake a PCR test while in quarantine.

    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Curfew: Starting 31 December, Curfew will begin at 7pm. 1-10 January (M-F): Curfew from 5pm to 5am, with a grace period for transit until 7pm each day. 1-1- January 1-10 (Sa-Sun): Curfew from 12pm to 5am.
    *Travel in the Dominican Republic: A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide. At present, in the National District and the provinces of Santo Domingo, Santiago, Duarte, La Vega and Puerto Plata, the curfew is from 7pm to 5am every day.
    In the rest of the country, including the tourist area of Punta Cana, the curfew is from 9pm to 5am from Monday to Friday and from 7pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays. When curfew starts at 7pm, people may be on the roads exclusively for the purpose of travelling home until 9pm.
    On 31 December (New Years Eve), there will be a special nationwide curfew from 7pm to 5am in public places and in private spaces for public use. From 1 to 10 January 2021 the timings of the nationwide curfew will change and will be from 5pm to 5am Monday to Friday and from 12 noon to 5am on Saturday and Sunday. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions.
    Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may change at short notice. You should monitor local media and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below and check on Twitter and Facebook regularly for updates.
    it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public
    when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person)
    public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks.
    The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips
    Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.

    *International travel: The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the UK, US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. Read the travel advice for the USA and any other country you may be transiting, to check entry/transit requirements.
    You will need to observe all social distancing measures if planning travel to the airport. Airports are implementing measures inside the terminals, including social distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. You should arrive in sufficient time and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. During the hours of curfew, international passengers and their vehicle operators / drivers are permitted to travel to and from airports. You should keep your passport and travel documents with you to show to Dominican authorities if required, and allow extra time for your journey if travelling during curfew hours. Contact your travel provider or hotel for further advice if you will be arriving or leaving during the curfew.

    *Accommodation: Hotels have now reopened and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    *Public places and services: No gatherings of more than ten people are permitted in public spaces, or private spaces open to the public. This includes a limit of ten people per table in restaurants and bars.
    Alcoholic drinks cannot be sold between the hours of 6pm and 5am. Events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Indoor gyms are open with strict COVID protocols. Many museums, parks and national monuments have reopened. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

    Read more
    30.12.2020
  • Dominican Republic Latest news: Dominican authorities suspend U.K. flights until 10 January (Dominican Today, 22.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. The Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for land, sea and air. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website.

    *Testing on arrival: All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations. The Dominican government has introduced a mandatory seven-day quarantine period for travellers with journeys originating in the UK. Travellers will be required to undertake a PCR test while in quarantine.

    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Dominican Republic: A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide. In the National District and the provinces of Santo Domingo, Santiago, Duarte, La Vega and Puerto Plata, the curfew is from 7pm to 5am every day. In the rest of the country, including the tourist area of Punta Cana, the curfew is from 9pm to 5am from Monday to Friday and from 7pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays. When curfew starts at 7pm, people may be on the roads exclusively for the purpose of travelling home until 9pm.
    On 24 December (Christmas Eve) and 31 December (New Years Eve), there will be a special nationwide curfew from 7pm to 5am in public places and in private spaces for public use. People who have been in private spaces, such as private homes, are permitted to travel on the roads until 1am on 25 December or 1 January strictly for the purpose of returning to their homes.
    There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions.
    You should comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below and check social media channels on Twitterand Facebook regularly for updates.
    It is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public. When leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person). Public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks. The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips. Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.
    *International travel: The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the UK, US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. Read the travel advice for the USA and any other country you may be transiting, to check entry/transit requirements. You will need to observe all social distancing measures if planning travel to the airport. Airports are implementing measures inside the terminals, including social distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. You should arrive in sufficient time and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. During the hours of curfew, international passengers and their vehicle operators / drivers are permitted to travel to and from airports. You should keep your passport and travel documents with you to show to Dominican authorities if required, and allow extra time for your journey if travelling during curfew hours. Contact your travel provider or hotel for further advice if you will be arriving or leaving during the curfew.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have now reopened and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    *Public places and services: No gatherings of more than ten people are permitted in public spaces, or private spaces open to the public. This includes a limit of ten people per table in restaurants and bars.
    Alcoholic drinks cannot be sold between the hours of 6pm and 5am. Events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Indoor gyms are open with strict COVID protocols. Many museums, parks and national monuments have reopened. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

    Read more
    24.12.2020
  • Dominican Republic International Restrictions:
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. The Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for land, sea and air. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website.

    *Testing on arrival: All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.

    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in the Dominican Republic: A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide. In the National District and the provinces of Santo Domingo, Santiago, Duarte, La Vega and Puerto Plata, the curfew is from 7pm to 5am every day. In the rest of the country, including the tourist area of Punta Cana, the curfew is from 9pm to 5am from Monday to Friday and from 7pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays. When curfew starts at 7pm, people may be on the roads exclusively for the purpose of travelling home until 9pm.
    On 24 December (Christmas Eve) and 31 December (New Years Eve), there will be a special nationwide curfew from 7pm to 5am in public places and in private spaces for public use. People who have been in private spaces, such as private homes, are permitted to travel on the roads until 1am on 25 December or 1 January strictly for the purpose of returning to their homes.
    There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions.
    You should comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below and check social media channels on Twitterand Facebook regularly for updates.
    It is mandatory to wear a mask in public places or private spaces open to the public. When leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person). Public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks. The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips. Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.
    *International travel: The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the UK, US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. Read the travel advice for the USA and any other country you may be transiting, to check entry/transit requirements. You will need to observe all social distancing measures if planning travel to the airport. Airports are implementing measures inside the terminals, including social distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. You should arrive in sufficient time and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. During the hours of curfew, international passengers and their vehicle operators / drivers are permitted to travel to and from airports. You should keep your passport and travel documents with you to show to Dominican authorities if required, and allow extra time for your journey if travelling during curfew hours. Contact your travel provider or hotel for further advice if you will be arriving or leaving during the curfew.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have now reopened and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    *Public places and services: No gatherings of more than ten people are permitted in public spaces, or private spaces open to the public. This includes a limit of ten people per table in restaurants and bars.
    Alcoholic drinks cannot be sold between the hours of 6pm and 5am. Events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Indoor gyms are open with strict COVID protocols. Many museums, parks and national monuments have reopened. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

    Read more
    16.12.2020
  • Dominican Republic International Restrictions:
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. The Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for land, sea and air. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website.

    *Testing on arrival: All passengers will have their temperature tested. The Dominican authorities will also administer a rapid diagnostic breath test to a percentage of randomly-selected passengers on arrival. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.

    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Beginning December 16, the government of the Dominican Republic has issued a curfew for the National District and the provinces of Santo Domingo, Santiago, Duarte, La Vega, and Puerto Plata from Monday through Sunday from 7:00pm to 5:00am, with allowance for transit until 9:00pm. For December 24 and 31, the curfew hours will be from 7:00pm to 5:00am, with allowance for transit until 1:00am December 25 and January 1. A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide from 9pm to 5am from Monday to Friday and from 7pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions. You should comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below: it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places; when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person); public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks. The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips
    Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English
    And in Spanish.

    *International travel:
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited.
    You will need to observe all social distancing measures if planning travel to the airport. Airports are implementing measures inside the terminals, including social distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. You should arrive in sufficient time and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. During the hours of curfew, international passengers and their vehicle operators / drivers are permitted to travel to and from airports. You should keep your passport and travel documents with you to show to Dominican authorities if required, and allow extra time for your journey if travelling during curfew hours. Contact your travel provider or hotel for further advice if you will be arriving or leaving during the curfew.

    *Accommodation: Hotels have now started to reopen, with a limited number of rooms available and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    *Public places and services: All events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

    Read more
    15.12.2020
  • Dominican Republic Latest News: Authorities extend nationwide curfew until 17 October because of COVID-19 (Garda World, 29.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. The Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for land, sea and air. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center
    website.

    *Testing on arrival: The Dominican authorities will administer a rapid diagnostic test to a percentage of randomly selected passengers on arrival. Children under the age of five and aircraft crew members are exempt from this testing. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.

    *Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide from 9pm to 5am from Monday to Friday and from 7pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions. You should comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below:
    • it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places;
    • when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (1.5 metres away from any other person);
    • public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks;
    • The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips;
    Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English
    And in Spanish.

    *International travel:
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited.
    You will need to observe all social distancing measures if planning travel to the airport. Airports are implementing measures inside the terminals, including social distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. You should arrive in sufficient time and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. During the hours of curfew, international passengers and their vehicle operators / drivers are permitted to travel to and from airports. You should keep your passport and travel documents with you to show to Dominican authorities if required, and allow extra time for your journey if travelling during curfew hours. Contact your travel provider or hotel for further advice if you will be arriving or leaving during the curfew.

    *Accommodation: Hotels have now started to reopen, with a limited number of rooms available and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.

    *Public places and services: All events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

    Read more
    01.10.2020
  • Dominican Republic International Restrictions:
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. Read the travel advice for the USA and any other country you may be transiting, to check entry/transit requirements. You will need to observe all social distancing measures if planning travel to the airport. Airports are implementing measures inside the terminals, including social distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. You should arrive in sufficient time and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. During the hours of curfew, international passengers and their vehicle operators / drivers are permitted to travel to and from airports. You should keep your passport and travel documents with you to show to Dominican authorities if required, and allow extra time for your journey if travelling during curfew hours. Contact your travel provider or hotel for further advice if you will be arriving or leaving during the curfew.

    Entry rules: The Dominican Republic reopened its air borders on 1 July 2020. Land and sea borders are closed. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports.

    Testing on arrival: The Dominican authorities will administer a rapid diagnostic test to a percentage of randomly selected passengers on arrival. Children under the age of five and aircraft crew members are exempt from this testing. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.

    Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide from 9pm to 5am from Monday to Friday and from 7pm to 5am on Saturday and Sunday. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions. You should comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. You should follow the Dominican rules listed below:
    • it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places;
    • when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (1.5 metres away from any other person);
    • public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks;
    • The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips;
    Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English
    And in Spanish.

    *International travel:
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited.
    You will need to observe all social distancing measures if planning travel to the airport. Airports are implementing measures inside the terminals, including social distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. You should arrive in sufficient time and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. During the hours of curfew, international passengers and their vehicle operators / drivers are permitted to travel to and from airports. You should keep your passport and travel documents with you to show to Dominican authorities if required, and allow extra time for your journey if travelling during curfew hours. Contact your travel provider or hotel for further advice if you will be arriving or leaving during the curfew.

    *Accommodation: Hotels have now started to reopen, with a limited number of rooms available and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.

    *Public places and services: All events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.

    Read more
    28.09.2020
  • Dominican Republic International Restrictions:
    The Dominican Republic’s air borders are open and some international flights have restarted. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain, France and some other countries, although these are still limited. Read the travel advice for the USA and any other country you may be transiting, to check entry/transit requirements. You will need to observe all social distancing measures if planning travel to the airport. Airports are implementing measures inside the terminals, including social distancing, use of masks and temperature checks. You should arrive in sufficient time and comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. During the hours of curfew, international passengers and their vehicle operators / drivers are permitted to travel to and from airports. You should keep your passport and travel documents with you to show to Dominican authorities if required, and allow extra time for your journey if travelling during curfew hours. Contact your travel provider or hotel for further advice if you will be arriving or leaving during the curfew.

    Entry rules: The Dominican Republic reopened its air borders on 1 July 2020. Land and sea borders are closed. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports.

    Testing on arrival: The Dominican authorities will administer a rapid diagnostic test to a percentage of randomly selected passengers on arrival. Children under the age of five and aircraft crew members are exempt from this testing. Passengers showing COVID-19 symptoms will also be tested. Passengers who test positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.

    Data collection: As part of the immigration and customs process, you will be asked to fill out a Travellers Health Affidavit, confirming whether you have any coronavirus symptoms and providing your contact details.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A national State of Emergency has been declared and curfews are in place nationwide. The curfew hours vary for different regions of the country. Curfew from 7pm to 5am Monday – Friday and from 5pm – 5am on Saturday and Sunday in the following regions: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Santiago, San Cristobal, La Vega, Puerto Plata, Duarte, San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, San Juan de la Maguana, La Altagracia (which includes the tourist areas of Punta Cana and Bavaro), Azua, Monseñor Nouel, Sánchez Ramirez, Maria Trinidad Sánchez.
    Curfew from 8pm to 5am every day for all other areas, including: Espaillat, Peravia, Barahona, Monte Plata, Valverde, Hermanas Mirabal, Monte Cristi, Samaná, Bahoruco, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, Dajabón, Santiago Rodriguez, San José de Ocoa, Elias Piña, Independencia, Pedernales.
    There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency, and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. You may be arrested by police if you breach curfew, unless you meet one of the approved exemptions.
    Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, in English and in Spanish.
    All events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted only if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions. You should comply with any instructions or notices, including the closure of beaches or other public areas.
    Hotels have now started to reopen, with a limited number of rooms available and the Dominican Government has set out detailed rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.

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    18.09.2020
  • Dominican Republic *****

    International restrictions:

    The Dominican Republic reopened its air borders on 1 July 2020. Land and sea borders are closed. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. From 30 July, anyone arriving in the Dominican Republic must provide evidence of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result, taken no more than 5 days prior to their arrival date. Dominican authorities will conduct PCR tests on arrival for all individuals who do not provide their own negative test result. Should an individual test positive or exhibit coronavirus symptoms, then they will be isolated in specially prepared centres. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports. Ministry of the Presidency. website [https://minpre.gob.do/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A national State of Emergency was declared and curfews are now in place nationwide. The curfew times vary for different regions of the country, as follows: Curfew from 7.00pm to 5.00am Monday – Friday and from 5.00pm – 5.00am on Saturday and Sunday in the following regions: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Santiago, San Cristobal, La Vega, Puerto Plata, Duarte, San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, San Juan de la Maguana, La Altagracia (which includes the tourist areas of Punta Cana and Bavaro), Azua, Monseñor Nouel, Sánchez Ramirez, Maria Trinidad Sánchez.
    Curfew from 8.00pm to 5.00am every day for all other areas, including: Espaillat, Peravia, Barahona, Monte Plata, Valverde, Hermanas Mirabal, Monte Cristi, Samaná, Bahoruco, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, Dajabón, Santiago Rodriguez, San José de Ocoa, Elias Piña, Independencia, Pedernales. These areas and curfews could change at short notice. You should monitor local news or ask your travel provider for advice. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport.
    The Ministry of Health has announced a health emergency and issued a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus. These are: it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places; when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (1.5 metres away from any other person); all events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people; no events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues; entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules; government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home; the Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips; public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, and wear masks. Further information is available from the Dominican authorities [https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/]. Local or regional authorities may impose additional restrictions.
    Hotels have now started to reopen, with a limited number of rooms available and the Dominican Government has set out rules for hotel operations during COVID [https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/].

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    01.09.2020
  • Dominican Republic *****

    International restrictions:

    The Dominican Republic reopened its air borders on 1 July 2020. Land and sea borders are closed. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. From 30 July, anyone arriving in the Dominican Republic must provide evidence of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result, taken no more than 5 days prior to their arrival date. Dominican authorities will conduct PCR tests on arrival for all individuals who do not provide their own negative test result. Should an individual test positive or exhibit coronavirus symptoms, then they will be isolated in specially prepared centres. You should comply with additional screening and other social distancing measures put in place by the authorities and follow instructions from the airport authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports. Ministry of the Presidency. website [

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A national State of Emergency was declared on Monday 20 July for a period of 45 days and curfews are now in place nationwide. The curfew times vary for different regions of the country, as follows: Curfew from 7.00pm to 5.00am Monday – Friday and from 5.00pm – 5.00am on Saturday and Sunday in the following regions: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Santiago, San Cristobal, La Vega, Puerto Plata, Duarte, San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, San Juan de la Maguana, La Altagracia (which includes the tourist areas of Punta Cana and Bavaro), Azua, Monseñor Nouel, Sánchez Ramirez, Maria Trinidad Sánchez
    Curfew from 8.00pm to 5.00am every day for all other areas, including: Espaillat, Peravia, Barahona, Monte Plata, Valverde, Hermanas Mirabal, Monte Cristi, Samaná, Bahoruco, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, Dajabón, Santiago Rodriguez, San José de Ocoa, Elias Piña, Independencia, Pedernales. These areas and curfews could change at short notice. You should monitor local news or ask your travel provider for advice. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. There are also exemptions for employees travelling for work in certain sectors, including: health professionals; security staff; accredited members of the press; energy, waste, water and telecommunications services; transport and distribution of goods and fuel; food, medical and pharmaceutical industries; maritime and air transport; funerary services; the hotel sector, mining or designated free-trade zones. Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, including www.coronavirus.gob.do (in Spanish). The Ministry of Health has announced a health emergency and issued a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus: it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places; no economic, social or recreational activities can take place between 8pm and 5am every day. There are a limited number of exceptions to this for particular types of business and political activity and curfew requirements must be respected. You should contact the Dominican authorities for further information.when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (1.5 metres away from any other person); all schools and universities are closed; all events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people; no events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues; entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules
    government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home; the Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips; public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, wear masks and remain silent.
    Hotels have now started to reopen, with a limited number of rooms available and the Dominican Government has set out rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.

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    29.07.2020
  • Dominican Republic *****

    International restrictions:

    The Dominican Republic reopened its air borders on 1 July 2020. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain and some other countries, although these are still limited. Land and sea borders are closed. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A national State of Emergency was declared on Monday 20 July for a period of 45 days and curfews are now in place nationwide. The curfew times vary for different regions of the country, as follows: Curfew from 7.00pm to 5.00am Monday – Friday and from 5.00pm – 5.00am on Saturday and Sunday in the following regions: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Santiago, San Cristobal, La Vega, Puerto Plata, Duarte, San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, San Juan de la Maguana, La Altagracia (which includes the tourist areas of Punta Cana and Bavaro), Azua, Monseñor Nouel, Sánchez Ramirez, Maria Trinidad Sánchez
    Curfew from 8.00pm to 5.00am every day for all other areas, including: Espaillat, Peravia, Barahona, Monte Plata, Valverde, Hermanas Mirabal, Monte Cristi, Samaná, Bahoruco, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, Dajabón, Santiago Rodriguez, San José de Ocoa, Elias Piña, Independencia, Pedernales. These areas and curfews could change at short notice. You should monitor local news or ask your travel provider for advice. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. There are also exemptions for employees travelling for work in certain sectors, including: health professionals; security staff; accredited members of the press; energy, waste, water and telecommunications services; transport and distribution of goods and fuel; food, medical and pharmaceutical industries; maritime and air transport; funerary services; the hotel sector, mining or designated free-trade zones. Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, including www.coronavirus.gob.do (in Spanish). The Ministry of Health has announced a health emergency and issued a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus: it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places; no economic, social or recreational activities can take place between 8pm and 5am every day. There are a limited number of exceptions to this for particular types of business and political activity and curfew requirements must be respected. You should contact the Dominican authorities for further information.when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (1.5 metres away from any other person); all schools and universities are closed; all events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people; no events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues; entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules
    government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home; the Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips; public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, wear masks and remain silent.
    Hotels have now started to reopen, with a limited number of rooms available and the Dominican Government has set out rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.

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    27.07.2020
  • Dominican Republic Government declares state of emergency until 03 September 2020 (Dominican Today, 20.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Dominican Republic reopened its air borders on 1 July 2020. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain and some other countries, although these are still limited. Land and sea borders are closed. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A national State of Emergency was declared on Monday 20 July for a period of 45 days and curfews are now in place nationwide. The curfew times vary for different regions of the country, as follows: Curfew from 7.00pm to 5.00am Monday – Friday and from 5.00pm – 5.00am on Saturday and Sunday in the following regions: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Santiago, San Cristobal, La Vega, Puerto Plata, Duarte, San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, San Juan de la Maguana, La Altagracia (which includes the tourist areas of Punta Cana and Bavaro), Azua, Monseñor Nouel, Sánchez Ramirez, Maria Trinidad Sánchez
    Curfew from 8.00pm to 5.00am every day for all other areas, including: Espaillat, Peravia, Barahona, Monte Plata, Valverde, Hermanas Mirabal, Monte Cristi, Samaná, Bahoruco, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, Dajabón, Santiago Rodriguez, San José de Ocoa, Elias Piña, Independencia, Pedernales. These areas and curfews could change at short notice. You should monitor local news or ask your travel provider for advice. There are some limited exceptions to the curfew, including those seeking assistance in a medical emergency and international passengers and their drivers travelling to and from an airport. There are also exemptions for employees travelling for work in certain sectors, including: health professionals; security staff; accredited members of the press; energy, waste, water and telecommunications services; transport and distribution of goods and fuel; food, medical and pharmaceutical industries; maritime and air transport; funerary services; the hotel sector, mining or designated free-trade zones. Further information is available from the Dominican authorities, including www.coronavirus.gob.do (in Spanish). The Ministry of Health has announced a health emergency and issued a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus: it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places; no economic, social or recreational activities can take place between 8pm and 5am every day. There are a limited number of exceptions to this for particular types of business and political activity and curfew requirements must be respected. You should contact the Dominican authorities for further information.when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (1.5 metres away from any other person); all schools and universities are closed; all events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people; no events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues; entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules
    government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home; the Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips; public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, wear masks and remain silent.
    Hotels have now started to reopen, with a limited number of rooms available and the Dominican Government has set out rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.

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    21.07.2020
  • Dominican Republic Government declares state of emergency until 03 September 2020 (Dominican Today, 20.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Dominican Republic reopened its air borders on 1 July 2020. Commercial options are departing to the US, Spain and some other countries, although these are still limited. Land and sea borders are closed. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    A national State of Emergency was declared on Monday 20 July for a period of 45 days. The Ministry of Health has announced a health emergency and issued a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus. It is likely that additional measures will be announced under the new State of Emergency. You should comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. no economic, social or recreational activities can take place between 8pm and 5am every day. There are a limited number of exceptions to this for particular types of business and political activity (see below for further details)
    when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (1.5 metres away from any other person); it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places; all schools and universities are closed; restaurants and cafes can only receive customers between 6am and 8pm. They are permitted to operate a delivery service until 9pm; all events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people; no events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues; entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules; government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home; the Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips; public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, wear masks and remain silent; No economic, social or recreational activities can take place between 8pm and 5am, except for the following: health and pharmaceutical services; private security; press and media; water, energy, telecommunications and waste services; shift-work which does not involve contact with the public; hotel and hospitality services following the established protocols for tourism; mining; transport and distribution of goods and fuel; ports and airports; the designated free-trade zones “zona francas”; construction of health infrastructure and funeral services.
    Hotels have now started to reopen, with a limited number of rooms available and the Dominican Government has set out rules for hotel operations during COVID. You should comply with any government or hotel social distancing measures.
    Any other business seeking permission to operate between 8pm and 5am will need to request written authorisation and should contact the Dominican authorities for further information.

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    20.07.2020
  • Dominican Republic Government lifts curfew; state of emergency set to end; authorities to allow international tourism to resume; some restrictions continue (GardaWorld, 29.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Dominican Republic reopened its air borders on 1 July 2020. Land and sea borders are closed. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The national State of Emergency finished on 30 June 2020 and there is no curfew currently in place. The Ministry of Health has announced a health emergency and issued a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus that will continue beyond the end of the National State of Emergency.
    No economic, social or recreational activities can take place between 8pm and 5am every day. There are a limited number of exceptions to this for particular types of business and political activity (see below for further details). When leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (1.5 metres away from any other person). It is mandatory to wear a mask in public places. All schools and universities are closed. Restaurants and cafes can only receive customers between 6am and 8pm. They are permitted to operate a delivery service until 9pm. All events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues. Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips. Public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, wear masks and remain silent.
    No economic, social or recreational activities can take place between 8pm and 5am, except for the following: health and pharmaceutical services; private security; press and media; water, energy, telecommunications and waste services; shift-work which does not involve contact with the public; hotel and hospitality services following the established protocols for tourism; mining; transport and distribution of goods and fuel; ports and airports; the designated free-trade zones “zona francas”; construction of health infrastructure and funeral services.
    Any other business seeking permission to operate between 8pm and 5am will need to request written authorisation and should contact the Dominican authorities for further information. Hotels have now started to reopen, with a limited number of rooms available and the Dominican Government has set out rules for hotel operations during COVID.

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    16.07.2020
  • Dominican Republic Government lifts curfew; state of emergency set to end; authorities to allow international tourism to resume; some restrictions continue (GardaWorld, 29.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights resume.. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. There is a quarantine requirement for all arriving travellers. You should comply with additional screening and quarantine measures put in place by the authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports. Information is available (in Spanish) from the Ministry of the Presidency. [https://minpre.gob.do/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The national State of Emergency finished on 30 June 2020. The Ministry of Health has announced a health emergency and issued a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus that will continue beyond the end of the National State of Emergency. You should comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. These include: The national State of Emergency finished on 30 June 2020. The Ministry of Health has announced a health emergency and issued a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus that will continue beyond the end of the National State of Emergency. You should comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. These include: no economic, social or recreational activities can take place between 8pm and 5am every day. There are a limited number of exceptions to this for particular types of business and political activity (see below for further details); when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person); it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places; all schools and universities are closed; casinos, bars, clubs, cinemas, theatres, gyms and similar venues are closed; restaurants and cafes can only offer takeaway and delivery services; all events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues;.
    Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips. public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, wear masks and remain silent. No economic, social or recreational activities can take place between 8pm and 5am, except for the following: health and pharmaceutical services; private security; press and media; water, energy, telecommunications and waste services; shift-work which does not involve contact with the public; hotel and hospitality services following the established protocols for tourism; mining; transport and distribution of goods and fuel; ports and airports; the designated free-trade zones “zona francas”; construction of health infrastructure and funeral services. There are also exceptions for the work of election boards and political campaigning in open spaces. Any other business seeking permission to operate between 8pm and 5am will need to request written authorisation and should contact the Dominican authorities for further information. The national curfew ended on Saturday 28 June.

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    05.07.2020
  • Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic has re-opened for passenger flights following the closure of borders on March 29.

    The island’s main airlines are US carriers, with JetBlue offering the most seats in July 2020 following the resumption.

    The vast majority of the total available seat capacity will fly into New York, with 82,534 into New York JFK (JFK) and 40,607 into Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

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    02.07.2020
  • Dominican Republic Government lifts curfew; state of emergency set to end; authorities to allow international tourism to resume; some restrictions continue (GardaWorld, 29.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All of the Dominican Republic’s air, land and sea borders are closed. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. There is a quarantine requirement for all arriving travellers. You should comply with additional screening and quarantine measures put in place by the authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports. Information is available (in Spanish) from the Ministry of the Presidency. [https://minpre.gob.do/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The national State of Emergency finished on 30 June 2020. The Ministry of Health has announced a health emergency and issued a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus that will continue beyond the end of the National State of Emergency. You should comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. These include: The national State of Emergency finished on 30 June 2020. The Ministry of Health has announced a health emergency and issued a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus that will continue beyond the end of the National State of Emergency. You should comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. These include: no economic, social or recreational activities can take place between 8pm and 5am every day. There are a limited number of exceptions to this for particular types of business and political activity (see below for further details); when leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person); it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places; all schools and universities are closed; casinos, bars, clubs, cinemas, theatres, gyms and similar venues are closed; restaurants and cafes can only offer takeaway and delivery services; all events have been suspended, including sports fixtures, cultural and artistic events, conventions and fairs, and any other events which could lead to concentrations of people. No events can take place with members of the public in stadiums, sports arenas or similar venues;.
    Entertainment activities and athletic training and sports are permitted if they can be practiced in strict compliance with social distancing rules. Government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed, people should stay at home except for work or necessary trips and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home. The Dominican authorities particularly encourage those over 60 years old or with underlying health conditions to stay at home except for essential trips. public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, wear masks and remain silent. No economic, social or recreational activities can take place between 8pm and 5am, except for the following: health and pharmaceutical services; private security; press and media; water, energy, telecommunications and waste services; shift-work which does not involve contact with the public; hotel and hospitality services following the established protocols for tourism; mining; transport and distribution of goods and fuel; ports and airports; the designated free-trade zones “zona francas”; construction of health infrastructure and funeral services. There are also exceptions for the work of election boards and political campaigning in open spaces. Any other business seeking permission to operate between 8pm and 5am will need to request written authorisation and should contact the Dominican authorities for further information. The national curfew ended on Saturday 28 June.

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    02.07.2020
  • Dominican Republic All airports will resume operations from 1 July (Inteliguide, 28.06.2020). State of emergency extended to 30 June. (Dominican Today, 12.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All of the Dominican Republic’s air, land and sea borders are closed. This applies to journeys both to and from the Dominican Republic. There is a quarantine requirement for all arriving travellers. You should comply with additional screening and quarantine measures put in place by the authorities. These regulations may be subject to change at short notice and you should check with your travel provider before your journey. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports. Information is available (in Spanish) from the Ministry of the Presidency. [https://minpre.gob.do/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Dominican Government has announced a national State of Emergency until 30 June 2020. A phased easing of social distancing measures began on 20 May. You should continue to follow the COVID-19 social-distancing restrictions listed below and to check this page and the British Embassy social media channels on Twitter and Facebook regularly for updates. You should comply with any instructions from police or the Dominican authorities. When leaving home everyone should follow social distancing rules (2 metres away from any other person) it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places all events have been suspended, including international and national events, sports fixtures, bars, nightclubs and cultural events all schools and universities are closed supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open, and a variety of sectors, including construction, agriculture, banks and hardware shops, will operate at reduced capacity restaurants can only offer takeaway and delivery services government advice is that celebrations such as weddings or birthday parties should be postponed and that everyone should apply hygiene precautions if they go out, washing hands, clothing and shoes when they return home
    public transport will operate at a reduced capacity and those boarding must observe social distancing rules, wear masks and remain silent The curfew applies to everyone in the country, except those with specific exemptions (e.g. healthcare workers) or those with a medical emergency travelling to/from a medical facility.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions;
    Around 40-50 percent of hotels on the island will reopen in July with health and safety measures in place, while others are preparing to reopen from November.
    The government of the Dominican Republic has confirmed that they will not extend a nationwide curfew which expired on Sunday, 28 June. They also confirmed they will not request a sixth extension to the national state of emergency in place to allow the government to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is due to expire on Tuesday, 30 June.

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    29.06.2020
  • Dominican Republic State of emergency extended to 30 June. (Dominican Today, 12.06.2020)

    Flights to Dominican Rep. are suspended.
    – This does not apply to repatriation flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    The Dominican Government has announced a national State of Emergency until 30 June 2020. . There is a quarantine requirement for visitors who have been in Europe, China, South Korea or Iran during the previous two weeks.

    Outbound restrictions
    All borders are closed until 1 June. Exemption only granted for flights repatriating foreigners and all-cargo flights.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Nationwide curfew from 19.00 to 05.00 on Monday-Saturday and from 17.00 to 05.00 on Sundays until 1 June. Government plans to reopen the economy in four phases, beginning on 20 May. During the first phase, businesses will be allowed to operate with up to 50% of their workforce. State public transport will resume operations from 06.00 to 18.00 at 30% of its passenger capacity. Educational institutions and recreational and leisure facilities will remain closed. Social distancing measures and facemasks are required in public. Details of the remaining phases have yet to be announced.

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    16.06.2020
  • Dominican Republic Major US airlines plan to resume flights to the Dominican Republic as soon as the end of May and the beginning of June. (Dominican Today, 04.05.2020)

    Inbound restrictions:

    The Dominican Government has announced a national State of Emergency until 13 June 2020. . There is a quarantine requirement for visitors who have been in Europe, China, South Korea or Iran during the previous two weeks.

    Outbound restrictions
    All borders are closed until 1 June. Exemption only granted for flights repatriating foreigners and all-cargo flights.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Nationwide curfew from 19.00 to 05.00 on Monday-Saturday and from 17.00 to 05.00 on Sundays until 1 June. Government plans to reopen the economy in four phases, beginning on 20 May. During the first phase, businesses will be allowed to operate with up to 50% of their workforce. State public transport will resume operations from 06.00 to 18.00 at 30% of its passenger capacity. Educational institutions and recreational and leisure facilities will remain closed. Social distancing measures and facemasks are required in public. Details of the remaining phases have yet to be announced.

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    02.06.2020
  • Dominican Republic Major US airlines plan to resume flights to the Dominican Republic as soon as the end of May and the beginning of June. (Dominican Today, 04.05.2020)

    Inbound restrictions:

    Borders are closed to foreign visitors until at least 1 June. There is a quarantine requirement for visitors who have been in Europe, China, South Korea or Iran during the previous two weeks. Outbound restrictions All borders are closed until 1 June. Exemption only granted for flights repatriating foreigners and all-cargo flights.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Nationwide curfew from 19.00 to 05.00 on Monday-Saturday and from 17.00 to 05.00 on Sundays until 1 June. Government plans to reopen the economy in four phases, beginning on 20 May. During the first phase, businesses will be allowed to operate with up to 50% of their workforce. State public transport will resume operations from 06.00 to 18.00 at 30% of its passenger capacity. Educational institutions and recreational and leisure facilities will remain closed. Social distancing measures and facemasks are required in public. Details of the remaining phases have yet to be announced.

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    21.05.2020
  • Dominican Republic Major US airlines plan to resume flights to the Dominican Republic as soon as the end of May and the beginning of June. (Dominican Today, 04.05.2020)

    Inbound restrictions:

    Borders are closed to foreign visitors until at least 1 June. Cargo flights to and from airports in the Dominican Republic are operating normally. There is a quarantine requirement for visitors who have been in Europe, China, South Korea or Iran during the previous two weeks.

    Outbound restrictions:

    All borders are closed until 1 June. Exemption only granted for flights repatriating foreigners and all-cargo flights.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    As of March 17, Ecuador also prohibited domestic passenger flights. The nightly curfew remains in place from 18.00 to 06.00 (local time) Monday through Friday, and a weekend and holiday lockdown is now in place. Open hours of businesses are from 06.00 to 16.00 (local time) Monday through Fridays

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    18.05.2020
  • Dominican Republic Major US airlines plan to resume flights to the Dominican Republic as soon as the end of May and the beginning of June. (Dominican Today, 04.05.2020)

    Inbound restrictions:

    Borders are closed to foreign visitors until at least 17 May.
    There is a quarantine requirement for visitors who have been in Europe, China, South Korea or Iran during the previous two weeks.

    Outbound restrictions
    All borders are closed until 17 May. Exemption only granted for flights repatriating foreigners and all-cargo flights.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Curfew 17.00-06.00 (local time) until at least 17 May.
    The nightly curfew remains in place from 18.00 to 06.00 (local time) Monday through Friday, and a weekend and holiday lockdown is now in place. Open hours of businesses are from 06.00 to 16.00 (local time) Monday through Fridays.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Dominican Government/
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