Many countries require a negative COVID-19 test before boarding your departing flight or entering your home country. Please confirm with the authorities of your destination country the specific type of viral test you need (PCR, antigen or antibodies) and the time it should be administered (48, 72 or 96 hours). It is important to note that these requirements depend on the authorities of other countries and can change at any time.

Below you will find a list of laboratories within the Dominican Republic that are authorized to test for COVID-19. Please confirm with each laboratory if they perform the type of test you need to travel back to your destination country, the estimated time for delivery of results and the cost.

As of January 26, 2021, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is offering viral antigen testing to international visitors staying at most of the hotels to meet the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) travel protocols requiring all travelers ages two and above returning to the United States, to present proof of a negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) administered within 72 hours prior to departure. The antigen test is processed faster than the PCR test. While antigen tests are free, there is a small fee to cover the cost of processing them. Some hotels have decided to absorb this cost, others will charge the guest a small fee, and a few are not part of the program. Please confirm with your hotel about in-property testing options.

Amadita Clinical Laboratory

It has 46 branches strategically located nationwide for general clinical analysis.

TESTING SERVICES FOR TRAVELERS:

Antigen Tests:

This test is available at almost every branch in the country in Santo Domingo, La Romana, Bávaro, Punta Cana, Higuey, Jarabacoa, Santiago, San Pedro de Macorís an Azua, among others. This test does not require an appointment and it can be requested directly at the branch or through the following channels:

  • Amadita App (available for Android & IOS)
  • Web page www.amadita.com
  • WhatsApp: +1(809) 682-5414

Cost: RD$1,995 (approx. USD$35)

Results: Between 2 and 4 hours

You must present your passport.

COVID-19 PCR tests:

The COVID-19 PCR test is performed nationwide by requesting a visit to your hotel of a specialist or in person at the special collection points located in Santo Domingo and Santiago. You can request the test by completing the form required by the Ministry of Health through the following channels:

  • Amadita App (available for Android & IOS)
  • Web page www.amadita.com
  • WhatsApp: +1(809) 682-5414

Cost: RD$4,300 (approx. USD$75)

Results: Between 48 and 72 hours.

You must make an appointment and present your passport.

Respiratory SARS COV 2 (COVID-19) tests:

This test is performed nationwide by requesting a visit to your hotel of a specialist or in person at the special collection points located in Santo Domingo and Santiago. You can request the test  through the following channels:

  • Amadita App (available for Android & IOS)
  • Web page www.amadita.com
  • WhatsApp: +1(809) 682-5414

Cost: RD$12,500

Results: Between 4 and 8 hours.

You must make an appointment and present your passport.

For more information contact +1(809) 682-5414 or www.amadita.com.

Amadita Clinical Laboratory at Las Américas International Airport (Santo Domingo)

Amadita Clinical Laboratory offers antigen and respiratory panel testing at Las Las Américas International Airports (Santo Domingo) only for emergencies.

The lab in the airport is located on the third level and is open from Monday to Sunday, between 5:00AM and 8:00 PM.

Antigen Test cost: RD$1,995

Respiratory Panel Test cost: RD$12,500

Results: Between 2 and 4 hours

More information:

  • App Amadita (available for Android & IOS)
  • WhatsApp: +1(809)682-5414
  • amadita.com

Referencia Clinical Laboratory

A network of 51 locations throughout the country.

Antigen Tests:

Available without appointment, starting at 2:00PM, to travelers presenting a confirmed flight itinerary and a form of identification, at the Santo Domingo, Santiago, Punta Cana, Bávaro, Higuey, La Romana, Puerto Plata, San Francisco de Macorís, La Vega, Nagua, Azua, Baní and San Juan de la Maguana branches.

Cost: RD$1,750

Results: 3 hours.

PCR Tests: 

Available at all branches throughout the country  with home-testing at hotels or  drive-through service (Auto Service). Appointment is required.

Cost: RD$4,300

Results: 48 hours

Express PCR Test:

Available at the Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Bávaro and La Romana branches.

Cost: RD$5,000

Results: 24 hours

For more information or to schedule an appointment:

Patria Rivas Clinical Laboratory

With 10 branches throughout the country, the lab also offers the service of home testing.

PCR Test:

Available in the San Cristóbal, Punta Cana and  El Seibo Branches.

Cost: RD$4,300

Results: Between 48 and 72 hours.

To schedule an appointment:

WhatsApp: +1(829)292-9612

For more information:

Tel. +1 (809) -685-0950, ext. 1002 and 1003

https://patriarivas.com.do/covid-19/

email: info@patriarivas.com.do

Punto  Médico

Branches in:

  • Santo Domingo
  • Santiago
  • La Romana
  • San Cristobal
  • Bávaro

COVID-19 PCR tests:

Cost: USD$90

Results: Between 24 and 72 hours

An appointment is necessary. The lab also offers home testing at selected hotels.

To schedule an appointment:

https://www.puntomedico.com.do/prueba-covid-19

Tel: +1(809)338-3338 and +1(809)562-0040

Whatsapp: +1(809)562-0040

Antigen Test:

No appointment is necessary. Available at the following branches, from 7:00AM to 5:00 PM:

  • Punta Cana International Airport
  • Bávaro City Center, Bávaro.
  • Punto Medico Plaza Coral, Santiago
  • Punto Medico La Fuente, Santiago
  • Punto Medico Zona Universitaria, Santo Domingo,
  • Punto Medico Diamond Plaza, Santo Domingo.
  • Punto Medico Occidental Mall, Santo Domingo.
  • Hospital Semma, Santiago

Cost: USD$45

Results: Between 30 and 40 minutes

More information: https://www.puntomedico.com.do

Punto  Médico at Punta Cana International Airport

Punto Médico laboratory offers antigen testing at the Punta Cana International Airport, from Monday to Sunday, between 7:00AM and 5:00 PM. No appointment is necessary.

Antigen Test cost: USD$45

Results: Between 30 and 40 minutes

More information:

Centro Médico Punta Cana

COVID-19 PCR tests:

Cost: RD$4,500

Results: 48 hours

Antigen Tests:

Cost: RD$2,000

Results: If the test is administered at the branch, between 2 and 4 hours. If the test is administered at the hotel, between 24 and 48 hours.

Express PCR Test:

Cost: RD$5,000

Results: 24 hours

Additionally, guests staying at the following hotels can have the PCR or antigen test administered at the medical center in the property: Majestic Resorts, Nickelodeon, Catalonia Bávaro, RIU Republic, RIU Complejo, Viva Dominicus Bayahibe, Hilton Bayahibe, and Catalonia Bayahibe.

To schedule an appointment: scan this QR code 

For more information call: + 1 (809) -552-1506

Call Center – 24 hours / day: +1 (809) 473-7283

Email: internacional1.cmpc@gruporescue.com

Website: https://www.centromedicopuntacana.com

Hospiten Bávaro, Punta Cana

Hospiten has a partnership with several hotels in Punta Cana. Bávaro, Capcana and Uvero Alto to administer testing on the property. Please confirm with your hotel if they are part of this agreement.

COVID-19 PCR tests:

Cost: USD$125

Results: 24 hours

For tests administered on hotel property please check availability with Guest Services. For tests administered at the lab, please make an appointment by calling:

Tel: +1 (809) 686-1414 ext. 2560

Antigen Test:

Cost: USD$35

Results: 20 minutes

For more information:

Email: bavaro@hospiten.com

Tel: +1 (809) 686 1414

https://hospiten.com/centros-y-hospitales/cid/6

IMG Hospital, Punta Cana

To schedule an appointment: +1 (809) 285 6116

For more information visit: https://img.hospital

Bournigal Medical Center, Puerto Plata

COVID-19 PCR tests:

Cost: RD$4,500

Results: 48 hours

Antigen Tests:

Cost: RD$2,000

Results: If the test is administered at the branch, between 2 and 4 hours. If the test is administered at the hotel, between 24 and 48 hours.

Express PCR Test:

Cost: RD$5,000

Results: 24 hours

Additionally, guests staying at the following hotels can have the PCR or antigen test administered at the medical center in the property: Lifestyle Hotels Cofresi, Senator, and Casa Marina Sosua.

To schedule an appointment: scan this QR code

For more information: +1 (809) 586-2342

Cellular / WhatsApp +1 (829) 679-3155 (Monday to Friday from 8 am-6pm)

Email: internacional.cmbo@gruporescue.com

For more information: https://www.centromedicobournigal.com

Bournigal Medical Center at Gregorio Luperón International Airport, Puerto Plata

Antigen Tests:

Service available from 10:00Am to 5:00PM.

Cost: RD$2,000

Results: Between 20 and 30 minutes

Hospiten Santo Domingo

COVID-19 PCR tests:

Cost: USD$125

Results: Same day, approximately 3 to 4 hours

Tests are administered only in the mornings, starting at 8:00 AM, from Monday to Friday.

For more information:

Tel: +1 (809) 541 30 00 ext. 2840

Email: evelyn.delossantos@hospiten.com

For more information visit: https://hospiten.com/centros-y-hospitales/cid/4

Centro Diagnóstico de Helicobácter Pylori y Laboratorio Clínico Especializado, Santo Domingo

Antigen Tests:

Cost: RD$3,000

Results: Between 1 and 2 hours.

An appointment is not necessary but suggested. Walk-ins welcomed and served on a first-come basis.

For more information or to schedule an appointment:

Tel: +1 (809) 567-1996 or +1(809) 732-7044 (for information in English please ask to speak to Dr. Lyanne Santana)

Whatsapp: +1(809)857-1952

Email: l.helicobacter@gmail.com

Address: Calle Frank Félix Miranda #11. Ensanche Naco. Santo Domingo

Where can I get a COVID-19 (antigen or PCR) test to travel back to my country?

Many countries require a negative COVID-19 test before boarding your departing flight or entering your home country. Please confirm with the authorities of your destination country the specific type of viral test you need (PCR, antigen or antibodies) and the time it should be administered (48, 72 or 96 hours). It is important to note that these requirements depend on the authorities of other countries and can change at any time.

Below you will find a list of laboratories within the Dominican Republic that are authorized to test for COVID-19. Please confirm with each laboratory if they perform the type of test you need to travel back to your destination country, the estimated time for delivery of results and the cost.

As of January 26, 2021, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is offering viral antigen testing to international visitors staying at most of the hotels to meet the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) travel protocols requiring all travelers ages two and above returning to the United States, to present proof of a negative viral COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) administered within 72 hours prior to departure. The antigen test is processed faster than the PCR test. While antigen tests are free, there is a small fee to cover the cost of processing them. Some hotels have decided to absorb this cost, others will charge the guest a small fee, and a few are not part of the program. Please confirm with your hotel about in-property testing options.

Amadita Clinical Laboratory

It has 46 branches strategically located nationwide for general clinical analysis.

TESTING SERVICES FOR TRAVELERS:

Antigen Tests:

This test is available at almost every branch in the country in Santo Domingo, La Romana, Bávaro, Punta Cana, Higuey, Jarabacoa, Santiago, San Pedro de Macorís an Azua, among others. This test does not require an appointment and it can be requested directly at the branch or through the following channels:

  • Amadita App (available for Android & IOS)
  • Web page www.amadita.com
  • WhatsApp: +1(809) 682-5414

Cost: RD$1,995 (approx. USD$35)

Results: Between 2 and 4 hours

You must present your passport.

COVID-19 PCR tests:

The COVID-19 PCR test is performed nationwide by requesting a visit to your hotel of a specialist or in person at the special collection points located in Santo Domingo and Santiago. You can request the test by completing the form required by the Ministry of Health through the following channels:

  • Amadita App (available for Android & IOS)
  • Web page www.amadita.com
  • WhatsApp: +1(809) 682-5414

Cost: RD$4,300 (approx. USD$75)

Results: Between 48 and 72 hours.

You must make an appointment and present your passport.

Respiratory SARS COV 2 (COVID-19) tests:

This test is performed nationwide by requesting a visit to your hotel of a specialist or in person at the special collection points located in Santo Domingo and Santiago. You can request the test  through the following channels:

  • Amadita App (available for Android & IOS)
  • Web page www.amadita.com
  • WhatsApp: +1(809) 682-5414

Cost: RD$12,500

Results: Between 4 and 8 hours.

You must make an appointment and present your passport.

For more information contact +1(809) 682-5414 or www.amadita.com.

Amadita Clinical Laboratory at Las Américas International Airport (Santo Domingo)

Amadita Clinical Laboratory offers antigen and respiratory panel testing at Las Las Américas International Airports (Santo Domingo) only for emergencies.

The lab in the airport is located on the third level and is open from Monday to Sunday, between 5:00AM and 8:00 PM.

Antigen Test cost: RD$1,995

Respiratory Panel Test cost: RD$12,500

Results: Between 2 and 4 hours

More information:

  • App Amadita (available for Android & IOS)
  • WhatsApp: +1(809)682-5414
  • amadita.com

Referencia Clinical Laboratory

A network of 51 locations throughout the country.

Antigen Tests:

Available without appointment, starting at 2:00PM, to travelers presenting a confirmed flight itinerary and a form of identification, at the Santo Domingo, Santiago, Punta Cana, Bávaro, Higuey, La Romana, Puerto Plata, San Francisco de Macorís, La Vega, Nagua, Azua, Baní and San Juan de la Maguana branches.

Cost: RD$1,750

Results: 3 hours.

PCR Tests: 

Available at all branches throughout the country  with home-testing at hotels or  drive-through service (Auto Service). Appointment is required.

Cost: RD$4,300

Results: 48 hours

Express PCR Test:

Available at the Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Bávaro and La Romana branches.

Cost: RD$5,000

Results: 24 hours

For more information or to schedule an appointment:

Patria Rivas Clinical Laboratory

With 10 branches throughout the country, the lab also offers the service of home testing.

PCR Test:

Available in the San Cristóbal, Punta Cana and  El Seibo Branches.

Cost: RD$4,300

Results: Between 48 and 72 hours.

To schedule an appointment:

WhatsApp: +1(829)292-9612

For more information:

Tel. +1 (809) -685-0950, ext. 1002 and 1003

https://patriarivas.com.do/covid-19/

email: info@patriarivas.com.do

Punto  Médico

Branches in:

  • Santo Domingo
  • Santiago
  • La Romana
  • San Cristobal
  • Bávaro

COVID-19 PCR tests:

Cost: USD$90

Results: Between 24 and 72 hours

An appointment is necessary. The lab also offers home testing at selected hotels.

To schedule an appointment:

https://www.puntomedico.com.do/prueba-covid-19

Tel: +1(809)338-3338 and +1(809)562-0040

Whatsapp: +1(809)562-0040

Antigen Test:

No appointment is necessary. Available at the following branches, from 7:00AM to 5:00 PM:

  • Punta Cana International Airport
  • Bávaro City Center, Bávaro.
  • Punto Medico Plaza Coral, Santiago
  • Punto Medico La Fuente, Santiago
  • Punto Medico Zona Universitaria, Santo Domingo,
  • Punto Medico Diamond Plaza, Santo Domingo.
  • Punto Medico Occidental Mall, Santo Domingo.
  • Hospital Semma, Santiago

Cost: USD$45

Results: Between 30 and 40 minutes

More information: https://www.puntomedico.com.do

Punto  Médico at Punta Cana International Airport

Punto Médico laboratory offers antigen testing at the Punta Cana International Airport, from Monday to Sunday, between 7:00AM and 5:00 PM. No appointment is necessary.

Antigen Test cost: USD$45

Results: Between 30 and 40 minutes

More information:

Centro Médico Punta Cana

COVID-19 PCR tests:

Cost: RD$4,500

Results: 48 hours

Antigen Tests:

Cost: RD$2,000

Results: If the test is administered at the branch, between 2 and 4 hours. If the test is administered at the hotel, between 24 and 48 hours.

Express PCR Test:

Cost: RD$5,000

Results: 24 hours

Additionally, guests staying at the following hotels can have the PCR or antigen test administered at the medical center in the property: Majestic Resorts, Nickelodeon, Catalonia Bávaro, RIU Republic, RIU Complejo, Viva Dominicus Bayahibe, Hilton Bayahibe, and Catalonia Bayahibe.

To schedule an appointment: scan this QR code 

For more information call: + 1 (809) -552-1506

Call Center – 24 hours / day: +1 (809) 473-7283

Email: internacional1.cmpc@gruporescue.com

Website: https://www.centromedicopuntacana.com

Hospiten Bávaro, Punta Cana

Hospiten has a partnership with several hotels in Punta Cana. Bávaro, Capcana and Uvero Alto to administer testing on the property. Please confirm with your hotel if they are part of this agreement.

COVID-19 PCR tests:

Cost: USD$125

Results: 24 hours

For tests administered on hotel property please check availability with Guest Services. For tests administered at the lab, please make an appointment by calling:

Tel: +1 (809) 686-1414 ext. 2560

Antigen Test:

Cost: USD$35

Results: 20 minutes

For more information:

Email: bavaro@hospiten.com

Tel: +1 (809) 686 1414

https://hospiten.com/centros-y-hospitales/cid/6

IMG Hospital, Punta Cana

To schedule an appointment: +1 (809) 285 6116

For more information visit: https://img.hospital

Bournigal Medical Center, Puerto Plata

COVID-19 PCR tests:

Cost: RD$4,500

Results: 48 hours

Antigen Tests:

Cost: RD$2,000

Results: If the test is administered at the branch, between 2 and 4 hours. If the test is administered at the hotel, between 24 and 48 hours.

Express PCR Test:

Cost: RD$5,000

Results: 24 hours

Additionally, guests staying at the following hotels can have the PCR or antigen test administered at the medical center in the property: Lifestyle Hotels Cofresi, Senator, and Casa Marina Sosua.

To schedule an appointment: scan this QR code

For more information: +1 (809) 586-2342

Cellular / WhatsApp +1 (829) 679-3155 (Monday to Friday from 8 am-6pm)

Email: internacional.cmbo@gruporescue.com

For more information: https://www.centromedicobournigal.com

Bournigal Medical Center at Gregorio Luperón International Airport, Puerto Plata

Antigen Tests:

Service available from 10:00Am to 5:00PM.

Cost: RD$2,000

Results: Between 20 and 30 minutes

Hospiten Santo Domingo

COVID-19 PCR tests:

Cost: USD$125

Results: Same day, approximately 3 to 4 hours

Tests are administered only in the mornings, starting at 8:00 AM, from Monday to Friday.

For more information:

Tel: +1 (809) 541 30 00 ext. 2840

Email: evelyn.delossantos@hospiten.com

For more information visit: https://hospiten.com/centros-y-hospitales/cid/4

Centro Diagnóstico de Helicobácter Pylori y Laboratorio Clínico Especializado, Santo Domingo

Antigen Tests:

Cost: RD$3,000

Results: Between 1 and 2 hours.

An appointment is not necessary but suggested. Walk-ins welcomed and served on a first-come basis.

For more information or to schedule an appointment:

Tel: +1 (809) 567-1996 or +1(809) 732-7044 (for information in English please ask to speak to Dr. Lyanne Santana)

Whatsapp: +1(809)857-1952

Email: l.helicobacter@gmail.com

Address: Calle Frank Félix Miranda #11. Ensanche Naco. Santo Domingo

How can I reduce my chances of contracting COVID-19?

General measures to protect against respiratory diseases include:

  • Frequently clean your hands (wash them with soap and water or alcohol solutions), especially after direct contact with sick people or their environment.
  • Avoid contact with people with signs of a respiratory illness, such as coughing or sneezing.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when you cough or sneeze, and then wash your hands.

These measures also help protect you against frequent illnesses like the flu.

What should I do if I suspect I have COVID-19?

If you suspect that you have symptoms of COVID-19, the United States Center for Disease Control advises you to take the following steps:

  • Stay in your home or hotel room and call the doctor before going for a medical visit.
  • Avoid contact with other people and animals.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Cover your mouth or nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid sharing personal items with others.
  • Clean all high-contact surfaces every day.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
What are the symptoms of the coronavirus?

The most common symptoms are fever, cough, and feeling short of breath. In some cases, there may also be digestive symptoms like diarrhea and abdominal pain. Symptoms can be aggravated in vulnerable individuals such as the elderly or people with compromised immune systems, among others.

Where can I get information about the coronavirus?

Information on COVID-19 can be found on the websites of different official organizations. Our recommendations are as follows:

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