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Dominican Republic requires PCR test for travelers from 22 countries for the Delta variant



 Passengers from the U.S. only receive a random test

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Travelers coming from 22 countries considered to be at high risk of the delta variant entering the Dominican Republic through national airports will be required to present the vaccination card against the virus upon entry.

The card must be issued at least three weeks after the last dose has been applied. If they do not have the vaccination card, passengers must present the negative result of a PCR test no more than 72 hours before they arrive in the country.

All passengers and crew members arriving in the Dominican Republic from Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Kuwait, Monaco, United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) must undergo the process.

In addition, the Democratic Republic of Congo, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Syria, South Africa, Sweden and Thailand, and Tunisia, countries where several infectious variants of Covid-19 have been detected, are included.

The measure of presenting a negative PCR test result does not apply to passengers under five years of age.

Persons arriving in the country from the United States and other destinations are only subjected to a random antigen test.

Although there are no direct flights from Brazil and the United Kingdom through Las Americas International Airport, many nationals come as tourists on charter flights and connecting flights from the United States and Europe.

According to Listín Diario, few passengers enter the country where the dangerous Covid-19 delta strain has been detected through Las Americas airport. Instead, the passengers who have entered from these destinations do it on flights with a stopover in Miami, United States, and from countries of the European continent, such as Spain and Italy.

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Paul Tierney
September 18, 2021 11:40 am

Please note: passengers arriving from the US at this time will need proof of vaccination. However, the traveler’s airline may require a mask, negative PCR test, and a vaccination to be able to board its aircraft. The gov’t and airline requirements change like the weather, Therefore check with gov’t and the airline(s) just before traveling.

v ford
September 20, 2021 10:52 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

You do not need proof of vaccination to enter the DR, this is a lie to convince you to submit and comply.

Paul Tierney
September 20, 2021 11:21 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

This is just to clarify an earlier statement. US passengers who have had a vaccination no less than three weeks after the last dose “or” have had a negative response to a PCR test within 72 hours of RD arrival are exempted to the random test.

William Robertson
September 21, 2021 8:41 am

The US has one of the highest or highest D variant infections in the world. All US tourists should have to present a valid vaccine card for entry to the DR.

Deran Akullian Jr.
September 22, 2021 9:41 am

The Vaccine is proven to be useless,FACT.