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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.
- 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.