PCR testing is no longer needed for Canadians travelling to the Dominican Republic, which recently updated its entry requirements.
Travellers heading south for some sunshine in the DR will be subject to random temperature checks and breath tests administered at the airport upon landing.
Visitors must also complete this e-ticket prior to entering and existing the country. The user-friendly form includes a health declaration and immigration information.
In July, the DR was among several Caribbean countries to require a negative COVID-19 test result from visitors prior to arrival.
The DR’s latest update comes as the country moves to simplify the travel process for Canadians.
“Many islands have complex and confusing rules – it’s a barrier to travel. While major airlines are requiring PCR tests to board the plane, some destinations also require post-arrival PCR testing and quarantine. This is not only stressful, it can be expensive,” said David Collado, Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic. “With vaccine levels high in both the DR and Canada, we are confident of providing a safe and carefree vacation to our visitors without the need for post-arrival testing."
"Canadians are waiting to exhale and there is no better place to plan a vacation in the sun this winter.”