Senate requests PCR or vaccination card for entry of travelers
The initiative of Senator Aris Yván Lorenzo (PLD, Elías Piña) was voted by the totalitarian quorum of 17 senators present.
The resolution establishes a discriminatory action of the principle of equality enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic that Dominican residents are required to circulate with a vaccination card or negative PCR test. In contrast, these requirements are not required from visitors.
Also, one of its recitals considers that the Dominican Republic received the visit of 4.9 million non-residents in 2021.
It also considers the delta and omicron variants to be highly transmissible.
Yván Lorenzo, at the moment of motivating the vote, reminded his peers that they also have families and, if things are not organized, the “salt may be more expensive than the goat.”
“We cannot welcome everyone who wants without any protocol,” said Sen. Elías Piña, according to Diario Libre.
It is recalled that currently, Health authorities randomly apply covid tests to travelers at the country’s airport terminals.
Forcing vaccine cards on tourists is telling millions to who refuse to vaccinate don’t come here for vacation. It’s too much. A test is enough.
Such stupid people running this country.
When does this take effect? We are arriving from Canada on January 20th!
Also wondering coming March 1st!
It doesn’t …it’s a proposal
But you Canadiens must have a Vaccinationcard or test before you leaving your Country. Right ?
We need both but before coming back to Canada
I personally think it would simply be reasonable and smart to ask any tourist coming into the country for a negative PCR test. Apart from the US and Canada, most other countries do not require passengers to present a negative Covid test. I am from Austria and we do need to either present complete vaccination records OR a negative PCR test in order to fly anywhere. However, I still got a PCR test before flying out tomorrow, just to be sure and to not take it to the DR with me. I wish more other people would be just as responsible!