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Dominican Republic Travel Restrictions

62,90% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 62,68% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter the Dominican Republic with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter the Dominican Republic without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from the Dominican Republic for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Dominican Republic entry details and exceptions

Travelers are allowed to enter. fully vaccinated people should have a vaccination certificate that shows they have had the last dose of a vaccine no less than 3 weeks before arrival.


Outgoing travel to the Dominican RepublicTravelling from South Africa to the Dominican Republic

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to the Dominican Republic.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival to enter the Dominican Republic. Travelers may be required to take a COVID-19 breath test at random on arrival.
Passengers who present a vaccination card no less than 3 weeks after the last dose was placed or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in the Dominican Republic will be exempted from the random test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering the Dominican Republic.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who present symptoms or whose test results are positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations.
Travelers not presenting the vaccination card or COVID-19 test, they must remain confined in their hotel or accommodation.
Documents
Electronic entry and exit form

All foreign and Dominican passengers entering or leaving Dominican Republic on commercial flights must complete the free electronic entry and exit form, which combines the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms. The form is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese and Russian.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from the Dominican Republic

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Dominican Republic must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Dominican Republic are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Dominican Republic

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Closed

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