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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Dominican Republic
Data Last Updated: September 20, 2020

General Information

Open (Level 3)

The Dominican Republic has reopened its borders to tourists since August 1st. 

As of Sept. 15, arriving travelers are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test. However, travelers may be randomly selected for rapid testing upon arrival at the airport. Persons testing positive will be required to enter quarantine.

The Dominican Republic is also offering free COVID-19 travel insurance to eligible tourists.

Source for information: Offical Dominican Republic Tourism

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

As of Sept 15, internal movement restrictions remain unchanged, and the existing differential curfew measures will remain in place until at least Sept. 28.

Only essential sector personnel and those seeking medical assistance are allowed to travel during the curfew hours. The curfew will continue to be enforced as follows:

The use of face masks in public places is ratified as an "essential measure" and those who do not wear will be sanctioned.

Authorities continue to urge individuals to adhere to physical distancing practices by maintaining at least 1.5 meters (5 feet) between each other.

Entertainment establishments, such as casinos, nightclubs, cinemas, and theaters, remain closed.

Event facilities, such as convention centers and auditoriums, galleries, sports stadiums, and arenas, remain closed.

Education facilities must remain closed, though virtual classes may continue.

Athletic training and religious services are permitted, but only under strict physical-distancing requirements.

Airlines & Transport

On July 1, the Dominican government allowed the resumption of commercial aviation flights. 

American Airlines resumed operations in the Dominican Republic with flights to its four destinations in the country - Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago, and Santo Domingo.

Cruise arrivals remain suspended, and the land border with Haiti was previously closed. Cargo transportation is likely unaffected via sea and land.

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Information for Non-Tourists

All Arriving passengers are no longer required to present a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test; however, travelers may be randomly selected for rapid testing upon arrival at the airport.

Persons testing positive will be required to enter quarantine.

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Cases

2,236

Deaths

11,607

Cases Per Million
Recovering Well From COVID-19

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