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Dominican Republic confirms no vaccine required for UK visitors

The Dominican Republic has announced that UK tourists will be welcomed back to the Caribbean island as soon as the UK Government lifts its ban on foreign holidays.

Tourists will not need to be vaccinated, it announced today.

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However, you will need to provide a negative PCR Covid test taken no more than 72 hours before you travel.

The island’s government hasn’t said yet if fully vaccinated holidaymakers will be able to skip the Covid test.

The Dominican Republic has been receiving visitors from other countries for several months already.

The country says it has new health and safety protocols in place, but its Covid vaccination programme is running well behind the UK. So far, it has vaccinated 700,000 people, or 6% of its population.

Linsey McNeill

A journalist and travel writer of 35 years' standing, a once-a-week yogi, terrible skier and out-of-order mum to 2 teens. Previously Editor of, bylines also include The Telegraph, The Times, The Observer, the London Evening Standard, Which? and The South China Morning Post.

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