All international tourists arriving into the Dominican Republic are required to submit a pre-departure Health Declaration. At this time, tourists are not required to present any COVID-19 tests or vaccines.
The health forms consist of:
Starting from 1st May 2021, this form is the only digital document that you will have to show to enter the Dominican Republic.
If you're worried about not finding the right insurance or filling up the form, it's best to use Atlys. It will take you under 5 minutes, and Atlys will automatically handle all components of your application.
This is a step-by-step guide for filling. First things first - access the form on the official portal here, and select 'E-Ticket Application':
After selecting this option, a pop-up will contain an application code at the top. Please save it from resuming your application at a later point.
This is basic personal information consisting of your home address and country of residence. For most of you, this is going to be the United States.
In this section, provide information about your accommodation and flight to the Dominican Republic. The flight number is the final leg of any connecting flight to the Dominican Republic. Accommodation is the address of your hotel or Airbnb. The airport, almost always, is the primary airport in the country - Punta Cana International Airport.
This is the customs form that you've been filling on board before you land in a country. The only difference is the Dominican Republic made it online!
This last section consists of health information and declarations. You will need to provide detailed information on your activity from the last 14 days, especially if you've come in contact with anyone having symptoms of COVID-19.
You get an instant QR code. In other words, there is no approval process. The QR code is required to board your flight.
All tourists arriving in the Dominican Republic get a free, temporary health insurance plan. The insurance is given at check-in and offers medical coverage for those affected by COVID-19 while staying in the country. The insurance covers accommodation expenses if you stay in the country for a more extended period due to medical emergencies and medical transfers. This temporary insurance is provided to tourists from 12th May to 12th June 2021 and is sponsored by the Dominican government. To benefit from free health insurance, you must travel to the Dominican Republic by air and stay in a hotel.
Most popular hotels offer RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen tests. A negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours, is required for those going back to the United States. While Rapid Antigen tests are free, hotels do charge for RT-PCR tests.
Can I extend my stay in the Dominican Republic?
Yes, you can extend your stay in the Dominican Republic beyond your scheduled departure. For that, you need to contact the Migration Department situated in Santo Domingo and provide them with your Health Pass ID.
Do I need to pay for RT PCR tests upfront?
Yes, generally, the test centers take the fee before providing the service.