The Dominican Republic is open for international tourism, however, certain restrictions are applicable to travelers from the United Kingdom.
The Dominican Republic Civil Aviation Board issued a resolution cancelling all air operations between the United Kingdom and the Dominican Republic until January 17, 2021 following the discovery of a new strain of the coronavirus. Currently, only Dominican citizens are allowed to take ferry flights from the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) to Dominican Republic, and those passengers must quarantine for 7 days upon arrival. Ferry flights also transport UK citizens from the Dominican Republic to their country. Travelers whose trip originates in the UK and arrive to the Dominican Republic via connecting flights must also quarantine for 7 days upon arrival. All quarantines take place in facilities assigned by the Dominican government and may be extended, pending a negative PCR test result.
Upon reactivation of tourism on July 1, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) announced a series of safety protocols to be followed by all tourism operators and establishments to help ensure the health of tourists and locals alike. The documents, which can be downloaded from the Ministry’s website (www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/) detail the precautions and additional security measures that have been put into practice starting July 1.
Dominican Republic’s health and safety protocols will be revisited and reevaluated on an ongoing basis. Based on the ever-changing situation, we recommend all visitors check www.GoDominicanRepublic.com frequently for any changes to dates, markets, required procedures and more.