The Dominican Republic just announced that it’s lifting all travel restrictions for international travelers. The nation will no longer require visitors to produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test, show proof vaccinations, or quarantine.
Airports and other entry points in the Dominican Republic will conduct randomized breath tests on a small number of passengers and anyone with COVID-19 symptoms. All incoming visitors will also be given temperature checks. Anyone who’s tested positive for COVID-19 or who shows symptoms will be required to quarantine.
All international arrivals must also fill out an electronic entry and exit form, which includes a Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms. These forms will then generate two QR codes to be scanned at customs.
Arriving tourists in the Dominican Republic will also be given a free health coverage plan in the event they contract COVID-19 while in the country. The plan covers medical attention, medical transfers, transfer of a relative, any penalties for airfare changes, and lodging for prolonged stays, The Independent reports.
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The Dominican Republic will also offer viral antigen testing to international visitors staying at hotels, either for free or a minimal fee. This is intended to help travelers meet any home country requirements to provide negative test results before returning.
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