Roseau, Dominica: The government has made traveling to the Commonwealth of Dominica easier by reviewing the COVID-19 related guidelines on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness, and New Investment have issued new guidelines and protocols against the COVID-19 pandemic for travelers. The new guidelines are related to the pre-arrival and on arrival testing against the virus. It also included the vaccinated travelers to Dominica.
As per the Health Ministry, new COVID-19 protocols for travelers will come into effect on April 4, 2022.
- Pre-arrival testing and testing on arrival for vaccinated passengers have been removed.
- Travelers will no longer be required to fill out and submit the pre-travel form online.
- Children who are aged 12 and under 12 will assume the status of parents.
- Testing on arrival for unvaccinated travelers has also been removed.
- Pre-arrival testing for unvaccinated travelers will remain in effect.
- Testing on arrival for symptomatic travelers will remain in effect.
- Travelers who test positive will be isolated in keeping the local isolation protocols.
Further, the Health Ministry has announced the guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic for cruise tourism or for cruise arrivals.
- For the cruise sector, all vaccinated passengers will be allowed to disembark and tour freely in keeping with established cruise ship and port protocols.
- Cruise sector workers (taxi drivers, vendors, tour guides) must be vaccinated or present a negative 48-hour Antigen test result and Safe in Nature pass.
Earlier on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the Ministry for Health, Wellness, and New Health Investment announced the new protocols and guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The physical distancing of six feet is no longer mandatory at businesses and establishments.
- Public transportation is allowed to operate at full capacity.
- Restrictions on visitation to the prison, hospitals, and homes for the aged have been removed.
- The public should note that these institutions will formulate internal policies for visitation in keeping with health protocols, and these policies should be strictly adhered to.