What’s new in the Dominican Republic

January 20, 2021

What's new in the Dominican Republic


If you're traveling to the Dominican Republic and need to present a negative Covid19 test in order to return to your country, you can easily get tested in Punta Cana!

We work with PUNTA CANA DOCTORS, a private clinic in Punta Cana where our clients in the Dominican Republic can get the antigen test with results in 15 minutes! The antigen test is a rapid test via nasal swab. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this test is sufficient for passengers to fly back to e.g. the United States. For more information, please visit the CDC's website.

Price for the antigen test at Punta Cana Doctors: US$ 70 per person.

They also offer an express PCR test with results in 36 hours.
Price for the express PCR test: US$ 150 per person.

You will get your results on a piece of paper and/or by email. If you're staying in a private villa (vacation rental), the doctor can also come to you for an additional fee of US$ 50!

If you're staying in a resort or a hotel, several of the major resorts, e.g. Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort, Puntacana Resort & Club (Westin, Tortuga Bay & Four Points by Sheraton), and Casa de Campo Hotel, are now offering Covid19 tests at the hotel properties.

Covid-19 cases: 198,123
Last 24h: 1532
Deaths: 2470 (1.25%)
Recoveries: 145,681

These numbers are subject to change without notice. The number of "Covid-19 cases" and "deaths" indicate the total numbers reported in the Dominican Republic (pop. est. 10.85 million) since March 2020.


All tourists entering or leaving the Dominican Republic must complete the electronic entry and exit form, which combines the Travelers Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration, and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms.

You can access the form through the following link: E-TICKET.
You'll need to fill out a form for arrival and another one for your departure. Once you've completed the forms correctly, the system will generate two QR codes. To save time during the arrival procedure, we recommend filling out the forms 72 hours before the trip, printing or making a screenshot of the QR code.

The customs & immigration agent will scan the QR code upon your arrival at the airport in the Dominican Republic. The QR code will not be scanned during your departure but will function as a confirmation that the form was completed correctly.

If you need to make any changes to the form, you must fill out a new form.

For additional information and to watch an instructional video, please visit E-TICKET VIDEO TUTORIAL.


We're so happy to welcome a few new vacation villas to our growing portfolio of exclusive properties in the Dominican Republic:

Where to stay in the Dominican Republic
LAS PALMAS 77 is a brand new 6-bedroom villa in Cap Cana Resort, which includes a private chef, a butler, and a maid. When you rent this vacation villa, you'll also have a golf touring cart included for easy transportation around Cap Cana Resort AND access to the exclusive Caleton Beach Club at Eden Roc Cap Cana, a Relais & Chateaux hotel. Las Palmas 77 can accommodate up to 12 guests and is available from US$ 1700 per night.

Vacation Rentals in the Dominican Republic
BUGANVILLAS 392 is a beautiful and recently renovated 4-bedroom villa, located at Cocotal Golf & Country Club in Punta Cana. This villa includes a maid and guests will have access to nearby Jellyfish Beach Club, located on the famous Bavaro Beach. Buganvillas 392 can accommodate up to 8 guests and is available from US$ 500 per night.


Each year in January, we welcome back the beautiful humpback whales to the Dominican Republic. From January 18 until March 20, 2021, we offer half-day and full-day whale watching excursions. This is a perfect and unique way to see the humpback whales in the Bay of Samana on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. For more information about the whale watching tour and other excursions, please visit our website www.grouppalmera.com

Best regards,
Anders Bogebjerg, owner

Palmera Luxury Vacations
Palmera Villas Vacation Rentals
E-mail ab@grouppalmera.com
Cell/WhatsApp +1 561 343 1005

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