Dominican Republic now requiring negative test results prior to entry

TORONTO — The Dominican Republic is the latest Caribbean destination to require from visitors a negative COVID-19 test result prior to arrival.

The Bahamas, Antigua, Bermuda, Dominica and Grenada have all issued similar mandates in recent weeks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

In the Dominican Republic, where borders were finally reopened to international tourists on July 1, all passengers 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, visitors will undergo a quick test administered by government personnel, upon arrival at no additional cost. Children five years old and younger, as well as crew members, are exempt.

The mandate went into effect yesterday, July 30.

In addition, visitors will need to complete a health evaluation upon arrival; those who present symptoms or whose test results are positive will be isolated at authorized locations.

For more information on the Dominican Republic’s entry requirements and health & safety protocols, click here.



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