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With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more available around the world, the Dominican Republic has announced updated to its travel entry requirements.

Authorities in the Dominican Republic announced that the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan would no longer require travelers to provide a negative coronavirus test upon arrival. Instead, aleatory breath tests will be administered to between 3-15% of travelers arriving at airports or other ports of entry.

The only exceptions for the tests are children under the age of five and flight crew.

All passengers arriving in the Dominican Republic will also need to perform temperature checks, with anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test being required to isolate at authorized locations.

Travelers entering or leaving the Dominican Republic on commercial flights must complete the electronic entry and exit form, with the use of digital formats becoming mandatory on May 1 and no other method of providing the required information being permitted.

In addition, the free health coverage plans provided to international tourists arriving in the Dominican Republic will no longer be available, as of May 1.

For travelers returning to the USA, the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is offering viral antigen testing to international travelers staying at a hotel to meet the CDC travel protocols.

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