Dominican Republic

Border Entry ✅ - Restrictions ⚠️
  • Entry Requirements

    • 🏠 Quarantine - ⚠️ Depends, arrivals from the uk will be required to quarantine for at least 7 days in a government facility.

    • 📋 Test - 🔅 Not RequirArrivals to the Dominican Republic will not be required to quarantine, unless arriving from the UK.

    • 😷 Masks - 🔅 Masks are required in public spaces

  • Internal Restrictions

    • 🎊 Events - 🚫 Large events and public gatherings of all kinds suspended.

    • 🏔 Attractions - 🚫 Open

    • 🚎 Transportation - ⚠️ Operational with restrictions

    • 🛒 Shopping - ✅ Open

    • 🍔 Restaurants - ⚠️ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

A national State of Emergency has been declared and a curfew is in place nationwide from 11pm to 5am. Transit is permitted for the first two hours of curfew, i.e. until 1am, only in order to travel home. From Monday 9 August 2021, the province of La Altagracia (including Punta Cana) and Distrito Nacional will no longer have a curfew, because of their high vaccination rates. The Distrito Nacional is a subdivision of the capital city of Santo Domingo. Visitors should plan carefully if they are traveling at night to make sure they do not break curfew by crossing between areas where different rules apply. Mask-wearing and social distancing are still mandatory in public spaces and private spaces for public use. Changes to the curfew and measures under the State of Emergency may happen 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 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.

Internal Restrictions: March 17, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

The Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for land, sea and air. 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. 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 subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and required to isolate in a government quarantine facility for seven days at their own cost. 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. 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. For further information please check the Dominican Republic Travel Center website.

Border Restrictions: March 19, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Regulations

Published 30.08.2021 1. Passengers must complete an "Electronic Ticket" at https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/ before departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented at check-in and upon arrival. 2. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Spain must have: - a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 7 years. 3. Passengers arriving from or who in the past 14 days have been in Australia, Brazil, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Kuwait, Monaco, Senegal, South Africa, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia or United Kingdom must have: - a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival. - This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years. 4. Passengers arriving from Venezuela must have an authorization obtained from immigration authorities before departure. 5. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers with a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival. 6. Passengers and airline crew could be subject to medical screening upon arrival. Details can be found at www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus 7. Airline crew arriving from Spain without a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arrival, are subject to self-isolation until their next flight. 8. Airline crew arriving from Australia, Brazil, Congo (Dem. Rep.), India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Kuwait, Monaco, Senegal, South Africa, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia or United Kingdom without a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival, are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.

Last Update: September 6, 2021

Latest Changes

August 16
  • The Ministry of Tourism(Mitur)mandated that hotels operate at 100% of their capacity but maintaining social distancing measures. DominicanToday

June 28
  • ⚠️ The Dominican Republic is implementing new measures for travelers visiting the country. PrensaLatina

June 01
  • ⚠️ The tougher measures that began Wednesday, June 2, will be in effect until the 9th of this month. DominicanToday

May 20
  • The Dominican Republic is ready to welcome back foreign visitors in complete safety. TheRioTimes

April 29
  • DO would no longer require travelers to provide a negative coronavirus test in order to enter the country. FoxNews

  • Travelers don't have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 nor do they have to provide a negative PCR test or undergo quarantine. LonelyPlanetTravelNews

April 05
  • Open for tourism! Most travellers (except British) no longer need to provide a negative Covid-19 test upon arrival. TimeOut