Coronavirus Information for the Dominican Republic

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The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.

Updated July 15, 2020

  • The Dominican Republic has 47,671 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 929 confirmed deaths
  • The Dominican government lifted the State of Emergency and allowed the resumption of commercial aviation effective July 1, however, there are still limitations regarding public activities.
  • Routine operations at U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo are still suspended due to the COVID-19 epidemic and the travel warning advising U.S. citizens against any international travel remains in effect.
  • Commercial flights to the United States are available.  Contact the airlines directly to make a reservation.
  • The Dominican Republic has put in place a number of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 including:
    • Creation of a national hotline for questions relating to COVID-19 if you have been exposed or are experiencing severe symptoms.  Call *462 for further instructions, but note that English-speaking operators are limited.
    • Social distancing protocols have been established for a variety of activities and masks are required by law in public spaces.
    • Large events and public gatherings of all kinds suspended.
    • Cruise arrivals have been suspended at all ports and coasts.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

Temperature checks may be implemented on arrival or departure by Dominican authorities.

Quarantine Information:

  • The Dominican Republic has local capacity to diagnose the COVID-19 through the National Public Health Laboratory and private laboratories.
  • The Ministry of Health advises of mandatory quarantine or self-quarantine for COVID-19 positive patients.  Please call *462 for further instructions.

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