Coronavirus Information for the Dominican Republic

Last updated: [10/2022]

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No 
  • For all up to date information regarding Coronavirus in the Dominican Republic please visit the following webpage
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Temperature checks may be implemented on arrival or departure by Dominican authorities.

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
  • For additional information regarding coronavirus in the Dominican Republic, please visit the Ministry of Public Health’s website

COVID-19 Testing

  • The Dominican Republic has local capacity to diagnose COVID-19 through the National Public Health Laboratory and private laboratories.
  • The Dominican Republic created 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.  If relevant information from the host country government is available in English, include link here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in the Dominican Republic for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
    • According to Dominican authorities, foreigners with legal residence in the Dominican Republic have the same eligibility for vaccination as Dominican citizens. U.S. citizens who are legal residents of the Dominican Republic should follow local vaccination schedules and requirements.  More information is available from the Ministry of Health.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

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