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The Dominican Republic Is Lifting All Its Travel Restrictions

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by Eben Diskin Apr 29, 2021

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.

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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