The Dominican Republic has one confirmed case of COVID-19 within its borders. The one confirmed case is an Italian tourist who remains in the hospital.
The Dominican Republic has an active epidemiological surveillance system to detect and control and is taking appropriate actions with regards to the single known case.
The Dominican Republic has local capacity to diagnose the COVID-19 through the National Public Health Laboratory.
Entry and Exit Requirements
In the Dominican Republic there are health screenings in place as a result of the worldwide outbreak.
Note that flights from Milan, Italy have been cancelled and all flights to Puerto Rico will be diverted to the San Juan airport (LMMIA).
No particular documentation is required for entry/exit, but travelers with a travel history from China will be registered and monitored for symptoms.
Procedures at local airports: Punta Cana and Las Americas/Santo Domingo are the only two authorized airports for international trips with stops in or directly from China. Passengers with symptoms will be sent to local hospitals. Passengers without symptoms who were in China in the last 14 days may be subject to home quarantine.
Cruise ships with potential COVID-19 patients onboard may be denied docking privileges in the Dominican Republic.