As of March 13, 2021, Aligning with the launch of the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan, travelers no longer need to provide a negative PCR or COVID-19 test upon arrival. Instead, airports and other ports of entry will perform a quick, aleatory breath test to between 3% and 15% of passengers, and all those who present symptoms, upon arrival. Passengers under the age of five and crew members are exempt from this procedure. All passengers will also need to perform a temperature check. Passengers who present symptoms or whose test results are positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations. Prior to departure, travelers should confirm with their airline provider and airport of origin regarding any testing or other related requirements for inbound flights to the Dominican Republic, or necessary requirements needed upon arrival to their country of origin.
E-TICKET: All foreign and Dominican passengers entering or leaving Dominican Republic on commercial flights must complete the electronic entry and exit form, which combines the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms. Until March 31, 2021, Dominican authorities will accept both types of registrations to enter the country: the current one through physical forms, and the new one through the digital system. As of April 1, 2021, the use of digital forms will be mandatory. The form is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese and Russian and can be accessed through the following link: https://eticket.migracion.gob.do. Passengers will need to fill out a form for arrival and another one for departure and the system will generate two QR codes. Dominican airports have free internet access, so that passengers who did not fill out the form before flying can do so when they arrive in the country. To save time during the arrival procedure, we recommend filling out the form 72 hours before the trip, printing or making a screenshot of the QR code and keeping it on hand until arrival, where it will be scanned by the authorities when passengers go through Customs. The QR code will not be scanned during departure, but it is a confirmation that the form was completed correctly. If passengers need to make any changes to the form, they must fill it out a new form. For additional information and to watch an instructional video, please visit: https://viajerodigital.mitur.gob.do/. Passengers arriving on private flights, non-commercial vessels, ferries, cruise ships, etc., do not need to fill out the electronic form. The physical Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms will be accepted for the aforementioned passengers.
Free Health Coverage Plan: All international tourists arriving on commercial flights and staying at a hotel will be granted during the check-in process a temporary, free health coverage plan that provides coverage for emergencies in the event of an infection or exposure to COVID-19 while in-country. The coverage includes medical attention by specialists, medical transfers, transfer of a relative, penalty for airfare changes, lodging for prolonged stays and more. This insurance will be provided at no cost to visitors arriving on or before March 31, 2021 and will be 100% paid for by the Dominican government. In order to obtain coverage of the health plan the tourist must enter the country exclusively by air and only applies for guests staying at a hotel. For more information or to receive assistance while in the country in the event of exposure, please contact the Seguros Reservas Assistance Line by dialing +1 809 476 3232 so that a representative can determine the appropriate course of action on a case by case basis. For additional details regarding what is and is not covered by the policy, click HERE.
Social Distancing: Airport terminals have established guidelines requiring social distancing as well as the mandatory use of face masks for employees and passengers. Outside of the airports, social distancing of at least 6.5 feet (2 meters) and the use of face masks in public places are required for the general and traveling public within indoor spaces and in areas where social distancing is not possible. These locations include but are not limited to airport terminals, within indoor and outdoor shopping areas, while using public transportation, when seeking medical attention within a hospital or clinic, among others. Social distancing is also required at the beach, and within pool and jacuzzi areas. Facial masks are optional for adults at the beach area, and not recommended for children. All equipment, including life jackets, snorkel, kayaks, pedal boats, etc. will be disinfected after each use. Please contact your hotel, preferred restaurant or tour operator for specific details regarding their protocols. The use of face masks is mandatory in public places and private places of public use in the national territory, as well as the other measures and protocols of social distancing adopted by the corresponding authorities; its non-compliance will be sanctioned.
Antigen Testing for USA Entry: The antigen tests will be carried out within the facilities of our hotels, and will be carried out by health professionals contracted by Princess Hotels. The good news is that guests would not have to go to external hospitals, thus avoiding travel, worries, wasting time, and thus allowing the maximum enjoyment of their well-deserved vacations! The tests will be carried out in a specific area of the hotel, specially prepared with specialized material and personnel, and the guests will only have to schedule it on arrival with the Guest Service department, for it to be carried out before their departure . To do this, they should take into account that the results of these antigen tests will be obtained in approximately 3 hours, from their realization.
The realization of the antigen tests for the guests will have a reduced cost agreed with the hospital center, of which they will be informed in due course. However, it will have no cost for guests staying at our hotel in the Dominican Republic provided that upon departure they are boarding flights to the United States of America. This special benefit is due to the determined commitment of the Dominican government, who have agreed to subsidize the test material, together with the effort of Princess Hotels to undertake the realization of said tests, through concerted health professionals.