International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Dominican Republic to United States.

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Policies
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Cases Per Million
356.69
Decreased by110.15
at 12/7/2021
Vaccinated
71.19%
Increased by0.50%
at 12/7/2021
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter the United States. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
11/29/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

All travelers regardless of their vaccination status must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, or Antigen: Rapid). The test must be taken 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary.

Test results must include the traveler's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are "negative," SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected," SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected," or "COVID-19 not detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable.

This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers.

Travelers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information.

Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before traveling to each state.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2;
  • Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation.

Please see the source for more details.

Testing Options
  • A Antigen Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
  • A Rt Lamp Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
  • A Tma Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
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Mandatory

Mandatory travel declaration form before exiting the Dominican Republic

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Description

Travelers are required to fill out an electronic entry form before departure, which combines the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration, and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms. The form must be completed individually by each traveler and, once completed, it will provide a QR code that will be scanned by the authorities before departure. The form can be filled out at any moment, from the time of purchase of the airline ticket to the time before going through Immigration.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

The US government currently accepts vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA and the WHO. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Covaxin and Sinovac-CoronaVac.

Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

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Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series are accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4 day grace period) after the first dose.

For more information about accepted proof of vaccination, please check the source.

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Mandatory

Mandatory travel attestation form

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Description

Travelers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline.

Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically, such as through the VeriFLY app. However, you may still want to keep a printed copy as a precaution.

Section 1 of the form below must be completed by all travelers while section 2 must only be completed by travelers that are not citizens or residents of the USA.

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CDC - FAQs
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in the United States.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory on public transportation

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Description

Travelers must wear masks on public transportation in the United States. Some states still require the use of masks in public places, please verify the regional requirements before traveling.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in United States.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
356.69
Decreased by110.15
at 12/7/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
10.20%
Decreased by3.50%
at 12/3/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
71.19%
Increased by0.50%
at 12/7/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
236,363,835
Increased by1,654,966
at 12/7/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.33
Decreased by0.26
at 12/4/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

Although nationwide restrictions are in place, localized safety measures are decided by state authorities. More relaxed or restrictive measures may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. For detailed information per state, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/publi...
Checked
12/7/2021

Use of mask

Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in enclosed environments and in all public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained. If fully vaccinated, face masks are only required on public transportation, schools, child care, and health care settings. Private businesses and workplaces may set their own policies or guidance. Mask rules may vary depending on the state you are visiting.

Public transportation

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Operating
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Public transportation is mostly operational with limits to capacity in place for certain states.

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open but may have restrictions in place depending on the state you are visiting.

Bars

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars may be open with restrictions in place depending on the state you are visiting.

Nightclubs

Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs are open in most states but may have restrictions in place depending on the state you are visiting.

Shops

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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