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Tourists must show their vaccination card at arrival to the Dominican Republic

The Minister of Public Health, Dr. Daniel Rivera, recalled this Friday that tourists entering the country will have to present their vaccination card when entering the tourist areas of the Dominican Republic.

The official explained that what was first announced by the Ministry of Tourism, that tourists would not need to present a vaccination card, was rectified by the regulatory body, as he recalls that both ministries belong to a technical work table for the fight the coronavirus in the country.

“I already saw that they rectified it again, because we have a technical table, not only for that tourism that is being seen out there, but for cruise ships, the aerial part as you say, but remember that it has already been rectified. Tourism has to present its card ”, affirmed Daniel Rivera.

One of the advantages that, according to the Minister of Health, visitors from both Europe and the United States have, is that their nations will not let them board if they are not vaccinated. “That group is already vaccinated”.

Antigen Testing

The head of the health portfolio recalled that the entity he directs will continue to carry out antigen tests at the country’s airports.

He recalled that the resolution of the Ministry of Public Health, number 000048, remains the same, so since last night the Ministry of Tourism rectified its decision.

Daniel Rivera recalled that the inspectors of the Ministry of Public Health will be vigilant in the commercial centers and businesses of the Dominican Republic so that the aforementioned resolution is complied with, but that in any case they will only act as overseers, and that if at any time it is necessary to take decisions will be communicated to the corresponding department.

The Minister of Public Health affirmed that the country is heading towards the threshold of 70% of its population fully vaccinated, which would give way to lifting the measures that have been established.


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