Dominican Republic drops all domestic COVID rules

By Linsey McNeill
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The Dominican Republic has become the first Latin American destination to remove all domestic COVID measures.

President Luis Abinader has announced that face masks, social distancing and COVID passports to enter public places are no longer required.

“Let’s start recovering our freedom,” Mr Abinader said. “It’s time to start recovering emotionally and leave behind the measures that we had to impose.”

However, British holidaymakers still need a negative COVID test to enter the Dominican Republic unless they are fully vaccinated.

To be considered fully vaccinated, arrivals must have received their second dose at least two weeks before travel.

Unvaccinated holidaymakers must show a PCR or antigen test, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Children under seven are exempt.

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