16 March, 2020

COVID-19

Dominican Republic Measures

The Dominican Republic has announced the following measures to address the spread of the COVID-19 virus:

• As of 06:00 on 16 March 2020, all flights to and from Europe, China, South Korea, and Iran are suspended for one month.
• All passengers arriving from other destinations who in the previous two weeks have been in one of the countries from which flights have been suspended will be quarantined.
• All Dominican citizens who have been in a country with community spread of the virus must remain in self-isolation at home for 15 days after their return.
• The arrival of all cruise ships at any port or coast of the Dominican Republic is suspended indefinitely.
• The health protocol for access to the country has been placed under the command of medics from the Armed Forces and the Police, who will support the work of the Public Health Ministry to handle the health declarations of each passenger and the taking of temperatures at points of entry.
• All Dominican students who return to the country due to the suspension in teaching abroad must remain in self-isolation at home for 15 days after their return.
• All Dominican students who have visited a country with community spread of the virus must remain in self-isolation at home for 15 days after their return.

FCO – FOREIGN TRAVEL ADVICE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (COVID – 19)

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the whole country.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the Dominican Republic, due to travel restrictions imposed by the Dominican government in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Summary and Health)
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the Dominican Republic, due to travel restrictions imposed by the Dominican government in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The FCO strongly encourage non-resident British nationals in Dominican Republic to consider leaving quickly to avoid difficulties they will face if travel out of the country and the region are further restricted and they are unable to get home.

Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican authorities have introduced measures to limit the spread of the virus.

The Dominican government has announced that all flights will be suspended between the Dominican Republic and the UK (as well as the whole of Europe, China, South Korea and Iran). This suspension will come into effect at 6am local time on Monday 16 March for one month and will apply to flights both to and from the Dominican Republic.

A quarantine requirement is being imposed for visitors who have been in any of the listed countries during the previous two weeks. Cruise ships are not being allowed to dock in Dominican ports, with immediate effect.