INFORMATION UPDATED AS OF MAY 18, 2020:
- From the first week of February, Dominican Republic, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) & Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), implemented a prevention and contingency plan to address the potential risk of virus entering the country. On March 1, this plan went into its second phase and the government announced new preventive measures. Considering the global development of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 17, the government of Dominican Republic established new measures for Phase 3 of the prevention and contingency plan, which were extended until May 17.
- Starting on May 20, the Dominican Republic will enter Phase 1 of the de-escalation process, with measures including:
- Until June 2, the country’s borders will remain closed by land, sea and air, so all flights to and from Dominican Republic from said date and time will be suspended along with the arrival and departure of all cruises in all ports in the country. As of the date of this release, the official date of reopening of the country’s borders has not been confirmed. All Dominican passengers coming from abroad will be quarantined for two weeks.
- Activities in bars and clubs remain suspended until June 2, while restaurants will only be allowed to operate for take-out and delivery orders. Likewise, national and international events and public, cultural, artistic and sports shows are suspended for the same period.
- Starting on May 20, bus services (OMSA), subway and cable cars will open at 30% capacity from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- It is mandatory to keep social distancing and wear face masks in all public spaces, such as banks, supermarkets and offices, among others