As of July 30, anyone entering the country must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or take the rapid test upon arrival

 Dominican Republic, July 29, 2020 – The Administrative Office of the President of Dominican Republic, through the High-Level Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus COVID-19, announced that starting Thursday, July 30, all those who wish to enter the country must show proof of a negative PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test, administered within the last five days. If no proof of testing is available, government personnel will perform a quick test, at no additional cost, to the passenger at arrival.

The purpose of this new requirement is to reinforce the preventive measures that have been implemented during the last few months to control the epidemic, as well as to maintain the balance between boosting tourism and protecting the health of residents and visitors. The country’s tourism industry is ready to take on the challenge of continuing to offer exceptional experiences during this “new normal”. This measure will help maintain a level of safety and trust that has made thousands of travelers choose Dominican Republic as their vacation destination.

The rapid diagnostic test that will be carried out at Dominican airports beginning July 30 provides reliable results within 10 minutes through blood serology analysis. Passengers younger than five years of age and crew members are exempted from this new requirement, adding to a series of previously announced preventive measures in the tourism sector. All protocols can be found at the Traveler Information Center or on MITUR’s official website


About Dominican Republic 


Well known for off-the-beaten-path excursions, rich culture, endless amenities and year-round perfect climate, Dominican Republic is a place like no other. Easily accessible via a direct flight from most major airports, it is an ideal oasis for celebrities, couples and families alike. From hiking trails to undiscovered beaches and world-class golf courses, here you can renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, revel in Dominican fare, or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges and rivers.

Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on the south and the Atlantic Ocean on the north, Dominican Republic features a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options, exclusive cultural experiences like dancing, carnival festivities, plus Dominican specialties such as cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, amber and larimar. Between adventurous Puerto Plata, lush Samaná, historic Santo Domingo, sunny Punta Cana, luxe La Romana, bustling Barahona and more, each area has something for every type of traveler and budget.

In addition to its uncharted experiences coast to coast, the country has also generated a worldwide reputation for its warm, and hospitable people. With eight international airports and nine distinct ecological zones it has never been more accessible or appealing to explore Dominican Republic. To learn more and begin planning your trip visit the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website at:


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