The Dominican Republic begins ordering PCR test travelers from Brazil, UK and South Africa

The Civil Aviation Council (JAC) Issued Resolution 103-2021 Who saves that passengers from Brazil, the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) and South Africa Presentation of PCR or antigens upon your entry into Dominican airports, the result of a test performed 72 hours prior to your arrival.

This measure seeks to protect the Dominican population from circulating new types of SARS-COV-2.

Regarding the United Kingdom, the requirement for PCR test results or antigen test results will remain in effect for five (5) days, from the date of this decision, issued on Saturday May 29th, which can be extended at the request of the health departments and the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, In coordination with the JAC.

For Brazil and South Africa, it will remain in effect for a period of thirty (30) days, starting from May 29, which can be extended at the request of health authorities and the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism, in coordination as well. With JAC.

This measure is framed within the framework of the new set of provisions taken by the government headed by Louis Abenader, which seeks to control the epidemiological development of COVID-19 in the country.

Through Decree 21-346 of May 26, the President of the Republic instructed the Civil Aviation Council to adopt, in coordination with other relevant institutions, the procedures necessary to establish special requirements to be able to enter the territory. Nationwide, from the countries where new types of COVID-19 are circulating.

The Civil Aviation Board is the highest civil aviation authority in the country. It meets every 15 days to dictate measures and legislation relating to air traffic, as stipulated in Law No. 491-06 of Civil Aviation of the Dominican Republic.

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