Dominican Republic: coronavirus test.
The Dominican Ministry of Tourism reports that the Ministry of Health will conduct more than 400,000 coronavirus tests (antigen test) free of charge as part of the Tourism Assistance Plan.
Technical nurses will perform coronavirus tests at hotels. There it will also be possible to obtain results certified by the Ministry of Health.
It is also reported that all clinics and laboratories in the country can do PCR tests, which many travelers need 72 hours before departure.
According to experts, the demand for such tests ranges from 6,000 to 11,000 daily. But in the coming days, laboratories’ ability to conduct such tests will increase by 40%.
The public and private sectors in the Dominican Republic are working together to guarantee capacity and logistics and ensure all passengers traveling to their home countries have the required test results.
Simultaneously, the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES) will coordinate PCR and antigen tests with hotels and the Ministry of Health.
Hotels will cover the costs of these tests if they have the necessary alliances with local clinics.
Also, in the Dominican Republic, they are launching a large-scale information campaign so that all tourists know when, where, and on what conditions they can take tests, get results, coverage, assistance, and any other information necessary for a comfortable stay.
The country’s airports are currently preparing mobile laboratories for conducting antigen tests for an additional fee. This service will be available to passengers who find themselves in an emergency and could not pass the test in advance.