The Dominican Republic reopened for international tourism on July 1 and has been adjusting its protocols for visitors over the past few weeks. It continues to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Report says, citing RIA Novosti.
After reopening, the Dominican Republic on July 29 added a requirement that all visitors produce a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days of departure to be allowed into the country.
The tourism department today announced The Plan for the Responsible Recovery of Tourism, a series of upcoming changes that it plans to make to "minimize the effects of the pandemic and facilitate a responsible recovery that prioritizes health.
Starting at the end of September, travelers coming into the Dominican Republic will be selected at random to undergo a rapid COVID-19 breath test. That randomized testing will replace the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test before arrival when it goes into effect.
The country will still require the use of face masks and social distancing for all visitors throughout their visits.