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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Dominican Republic
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COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules:

A) Inbound travel for foreign nationals (including Canada, US and EU/EEA/Schengen nationals):

All land, air and sea ports of entry have reopened. International tourism has resumed. Enhanced health protocols such as face masks, social distancing and temperature checks are currently in place.

B) Inbound travel for COVID-19 variant locations:

Travellers coming from Brazil or who have been in Brazil in the past 14 days must present a negative result from a COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen test) taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival until 2 July.

Travellers coming from India and South Africa must present a negative result from a COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen test), taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. This measure also applies to travellers arriving in the Dominican Republic from a third country. This does not apply to transit passengers or minors.

C) Border closures:

Land border with Haiti is open during specific times, closing daily at 18.00.
(Ends 2 July 2021)
Passenger locator forms/declarations:

All foreign and Dominican passengers entering Dominican Republic on commercial flights must complete the electronic entry and exit form, which combines the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms. Passengers arriving on private flights, non-commercial vessels, ferries, cruise ships, etc., do not need to fill out the electronic form, but will need the physical Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms.
The form is available in multiple languages and can be found here: https://eticket.migracion.gob.do
More information is available at: https://viajerodigital.mitur.gob.do/
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements:

Proof of a negative PCR test is not required. The authorities will randomly administer a quick breath test to 3%-15% of passengers upon arrival, with the exception of children under five and crew members. The breath tests will also be administered to all passengers with symptoms. Passengers who present either a vaccination card or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours will be exempt from the random test. All passengers get their temperature checked upon arrival. Symptomatic travellers, as well as those who test positive for COVID-19, will be isolated at an authorised location.
(Until further notice)
OutboundAll foreign and Dominican passengers leaving Dominican Republic on commercial flights must complete the electronic entry and exit form, which combines the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms.
The form is available in multiple languages and can be found here: https://eticket.migracion.gob.do
More information is available at: https://viajerodigital.mitur.gob.do/
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticA curfew is in place from 18.00 to 05.00 Monday through Friday and from 15.00 to 05.00 on Saturdays and Sundays for the following provinces: Santo Domingo, National District, La Romana, Barahona, Monte Cristi, Pedernales, Azua, Bahoruco, Dajabón, Elías Piña, El Seibo, Hato Mayor, Hermanas Mirabal, Independencia, María Trinidad Sánchez, Monseñor Nouel, Monte Plata, , Peravia, San Cristóbal, San José de Ocoa, San Juan, San Pedro de Macorís, Sánchez Ramírez, Santiago Rodríguez, and Valverde.

A curfew is in place from 22.00 to 05.00 Monday through Friday and from 09.00 to 05.00 Saturdays and Sundays for the following provinces: La Altagracia (Punta Cana), Samaná, Santiago, Puerto Plata, La Vega (Jarabacoa, Constanza), Duarte and Espaillat.
(Ends 23 June 2021)
Social distancing rules remain enforced. Face masks are mandatory in public spaces. Failure to comply with these measures may result in fines or the closure of establishments.A
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Dominican Republic

COVID-19 information for Dominican Republic

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The principal security risk for business travellers is street crime and petty crime, particularly in Santo Domingo. There is a risk of petty theft, pickpocketing and bag-snatching in areas frequented by tourists, including the colonial centre and outside beach resorts. Violence is generally confined to peripheral low-income neighbourhoods of the capital Santo Domingo, but also takes place in other urban centres. Residents of poor neighbourhoods, particularly in the capital's north-east, frequently demonstrate against erratic energy provision, often resulting in clashes with security forces. Protests also occur in Santiago and Cibao. Business personnel are unlikely to visit these areas but should be aware of the issue. While security provision by the police is less extensive outside urban areas, business travellers will also face diminished security risks, with the exception of the western border region with Haiti. The Dominican Republic is prone to hurricanes, and it is wise to monitor the local news for hurricane warnings between early June and late November.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Dominican Republic
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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