Cruises Heading Back to the Dominican Republic in June

Caribbean News…
30 March 2021 5:00pm
Amber Cove

Caribbean News Digital Newsroom

The President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, informed from Puerto Plata that as from next July, the arrival of cruise ships will resume in the different tourist terminals of the country.

According to information published by the Dominican newspaper El Día, the return of cruise ships will be possible thanks to the solid recovery of this sector due to "the timely and successful measures adopted by the government to contain the spread of the Covid pandemic among citizens and visitors".

In line with the launch of the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan, travelers arriving in the Dominican Republic are no longer required to provide a negative PCR or COVID-19 test upon arrival. Instead, airports and other ports of entry will perform a rapid, random breath test on 3% to 15% of passengers and all those with symptoms upon arrival. Passengers under five years of age and crew members are exempt from this procedure.

El Dia's note also indicates that as of next April, passengers traveling from the UK to the Dominican Republic must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate taken within 72 hours prior to travel.

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