After the Dominican Republic lifted the state of emergency, the Public Health Ministry said that
the country should continue under endemic alert. Because of this, they ordered that the
vaccination card with two or three doses should be required for everyone over 12 years of age.
To attend places of public use.
Since October 18th, everyone has been obligated to present their vaccination cards to enter
bars, supermarkets, gyms, stores, restaurants, sports and entertainment centers, schools and
workplaces. This is to protect and try to stop the population from getting contagious. Those who
don’t have the two doses of the COVID-19 right now need to present a negative PCR test not
older than seven days.
For people who are unable to get the vaccine for medical reasons, authorities may grant a special permission for them to enter all those places. Regarding the vaccination card, the Public Health Ministry said that the falsification of the document would lead to prosecution. The Minister of Health, Daniel Rivera, told everyone that all the people who have not been vaccinated should go to the authorized centers nationwide. The government guarantees the availability of PCR tests and vaccines. Mr. Rivera urged local officials and institutions of the national health systems to redouble the efforts to ensure the accessibility of the vaccine in all centers. PCR tests should be available everywhere because of these new measures.
After they took this new measure, there was a considerable increase in the number of people
who got vaccinated. It has been more than 50% in places such as the (UASD), the Olympic
Center, and others.
According to the public health system, currently, 60% of the population is fully vaccinated. The
authorities ordered that those over 12 years who have not received the two doses will not enter
public places. Even after all these measures have been taken, the use of masks is still
mandatory in all public places.