The Ministry of Tourism for the Dominican Republic (MITUR), in partnership with the country’s entire tourism industry, has launched the Dominican Republic Travel Resource Centre, an initiative to deliver accurate information to future visitors and the trade, as well as answers to frequently asked travel questions.
The mission of the Travel Resource Centre is to engage in an open conversation with potential travellers to the Dominican Republic, giving them all the tools, guidance and peace of mindthey needbefore travelling. It is an innovative way to deliver relevant, useful, and timely information to visitors on the current situation of the country, what steps the government has taken to ensure a safe trip and how businesses, such as airports and restaurants have re-developed their model to incorporate suitable distancing and hygiene measures.
- Entry Requirements: Aligning with the launch of the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan on September 15th, travelers no longer need to provide a negative PCR or COVID-19 test upon arrival. Instead, airports and other ports of entry will administer a quick, aleatory breath test to between 3% and 10% of passengers, and all those who present symptoms, upon arrival. All passengers will also need to perform a temperature check. Passengers who present symptoms or whose test results are positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations. Prior to departure, travelers should confirm with their airline provider and airport of origin regarding any testing or other related requirements for inbound flights to the Dominican Republic, or necessary requirements needed upon arrival in their country of origin.
- Traveler’s Health Affidavit: As part of the immigration and customs forms provided by the airline or by Dominican authorities, passengers will be required to fill out and submit a Traveler’s Health Affidavit. Through this form, passengers declare they have not felt any COVID-19 related symptoms in the last 72 hours and provide contact details for the next 30 days.
- Free Health Coverage Plan: All international tourists arriving on commercial flights and visiting a hotel will be granted during the check-in process a temporary, free health coverage plan that provides coverage for emergencies in the event of an infection or exposure to COVID-19 while in-country. The coverage includes medical attention by specialists, medical transfers, transfer of a relative, penalty for airfare changes, lodging for prolonged stays and more. This insurance will be provided at no cost to visitors arriving on or before December 31, 2020 and will be 100% paid for by the Dominican government.
More details available on https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/
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