The rules for those planning a trip to the Dominican Republic have changed as the Caribbean country lifts travel restrictions for incoming visitors.
This means that travelers do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed to enter, and must not be tested negative for PCR upon arrival or quarantined. Airports and other ports of entry will now perform a breath test on 3 to 15% of arriving passengers, as well as those who have symptoms of the virus. The latter will be quarantined, as will anyone who tests positive for the virus.
Visitors to the Dominican Republic must complete an electronic entry and exit form, which combines a health declaration, a customs declaration and an international boarding / disembarkation form.
Viral antigen and PCR testing is also offered to international visitors who stay at some hotels, either for free or for a small administrative fee. This will be convenient for those who need testing for the reverse stage of travel, such as US citizens.
Prospective travelers should note that the curfew runs from Monday to Friday from 22:00 until 05:00 until 16 May and from 21:00 until 05:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. There is free transit between curfew and midnight to allow tourists to return to their hotels. Hotel guests can move within the resort property after curfew, but must stay within curfew. More information is available on the website of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic. Travelers should always check the directions of their country or country of origin and destination before planning a trip.