If you ask me to describe the Dominican Republic in one word, it is magic. I say that all the damn time.
YES! The Dominican Republic is OPEN for travel. If you are looking to plan a trip to the beautiful island of The Dominican Republic in the months ahead, here are some updates you may want to know.
As of September 15th 2020, there is no Covid-19 test required to enter the Dominican Republic. However, random testing will be in effect. Authorities will randomly administer a quick breath test on 3% to 10% of passengers upon arrival to The Dominican Republic, at no additional cost to the passenger.
The Dominican Republic does NOT have any quarantine entry requirements and does NOT offer quarantines instead of COVID-19 testing.
Any travelers showing COVID-19 symptoms or whose test results are positive, will be quarantined at authorized locations by the Dominican Republic Government.
All tourists visiting a hotel will be granted during the check in process a temporary, free travel assistance plan that will include coverage for emergencies, COVID 19 testing, lodging for prolonged stays and costs for changing flights in the event of an infection. This insurance will be provided at no additional cost to the tourist until December 31 2020 and will be 100% paid for by the Dominican State.
As part of the Dominican Republic’s customs and immigration procedure, all travelers will be required to fill out a health affidavit form that will be provided on the plane. Passengers must declare that they have not felt any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 72 hours and provide contact details for the next 30 days.
Face masks are mandatory in all public spaces including banks, supermarkets and offices.
Social distancing of 1.5 meters is mandatory in all enclosed public spaces.
The resorts have been working hard to ensure travellers feel safe, and at ease while here on vacation.
All resorts have enforced enhanced health and safety protocols such as increased frequency of deep-cleaning and disinfecting all common areas, public spaces and guest rooms, hand-sanitizing stations located throughout the resort, all hotel information like menus and flyers will be accessible on the hotel’s website or through a QR code. (yay environmentally friendly too!) Employees will be closely monitored for any symptoms (including a temperature reading) on a daily basis, and will be required to wear the appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) based on their roles and responsibilities.
Public transportation in the Dominican Republic is operating, with modified schedules. Restaurants, bars, and attractions are open under restrictions, and operate depending on the curfew times established to their community.
It’s been a tough year! If you have the privilege to travel during these times, come recharge here on the beaches! Soak up the sun, enjoy some fresh tropical fruit, and take in the healing powers of the ocean! We are waiting for you! ❤️🇩🇴
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