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Dominican Republic travel restrictions

Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Flight Restrictions

published 02.07.2020
1. Flights to Dominican Rep. restarted.
2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and must have a completed health declaration form.

Quarantine

There is a quarantine requirement for visitors who have been in Europe, China, South Korea or Iran during the previous two weeks.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

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 Dajabón, 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 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)

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    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/]

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    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)

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    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/]

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    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.

    Read more
    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 [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/dominican-republic]
    [https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
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