Punta Cana (Nov 2021)

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The Dominican Republic and Covid-19 (November 2021)

Since I live in the DR, I wanted to give you guys who are planning on coming to visit or vacate in 2022 some updates. With Punta Cana being the likely place for most tourists, this is usually not affected if the government does decide to put in new restrictions due to the new variant Omicron. Most people end up staying in resorts, and there are no restrictions once you stay there. These are usually off-limits, and the government does not interfere since tourism is what moves the economy here, plus the president is “involved” in a lot of tourism projects.

What do you need to bring? Basically, you need either a vaccination certificate or a PCR (antigen) test. These are usually checked at the airport before you board, so make sure you check with them. When we came back from Spain, we were asked for our vaccination certs and that was it, nothing else. I know it is kind of silly as we were 400 people jam-packed into a plane 2 hours later. Look on the bright side, although nearly impossible this situation will happen as most people do not stay long enough to get infected. However, if you do, the government will cover all your hospital bills here on the island (Only if you stay in a resort in Punta Cana.

The likelihood of another lockdown is slim at most. The government could put in a midnight curfew, as you know Covid only comes out after midnight… or close liquor stores at 10, certain restrictions, but since the economy was battered and the government lost a lot of public support, they are very unlikely to do that again… but you never know. However, if you come to vacate, regardless of where you go on the island, you are asked for your vaccination cert when you enter a supermarket, mall, etc.… please take this into consideration in case you decided not to get vaccinated. Although in many tourist areas such as Puerto Plata, Sosúa, Cabarete, Las Terrenas, most places won’t ask you for it, in Santo Domingo, they will.

If you have any questions, please send me a message on Instagram @irishdotravel

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