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You’ve made it this far and you’re sitting with the sand between your toes on the beaches of Punta Cana. All thoughts of 2020 and pandemic have disappeared as you watch the waves. The air is fresh and the salty breeze dances on your sun kissed skin. You’re in paradise!

There’s only one thing in the back of your mind that can dampen this feeling of freedom – your flight back home is fast approaching. After keeping up to date with news back home you’ve learned that there are new regulations in place thanks to COVID19, even though you’ve socially distanced and adhered to all safety rules here on the island, you will need a negative PCR test to get back home!

Where can I get a PCR test in Punta Cana?

BOP Recommends for the Punta Cana area: Punta Cana Doctors

Located in Punta Cana Village, you can easily book your test online via their English version of their website:

Additionally there are two clinics that offer testing throughout the whole island:

Amadita Laboratorio Clínico

Referencia Laboratorio Clínico

Prices start at around 4500 Dominican Pesos (approximately $75 USD).

Will I Get My PCR Test Results on Time?

Most countries require a negative result between 48 to 72 hours prior to boarding your return flight. We recommend that you book you test at the beginning of your vacation to ensure you receive your test results in time! Clinics will also be able to arrange your appointment at your hotel or residence if you provide sufficient notice.

BOP Transport is Available for Your Test Appointment!

You can easily book your transport to your selected test center here. BOP VIP transport services cover the whole of the Punta Cana area, no matter if you’re staying in a hotel or vacation rental! All of our transport is disinfected between clients and our drivers follow all recommended COVID protocols including the use of masks.

We understand that travel rules are constantly updating due to COVID19, and we are here to assist you with any queries you may have! Join our Facebook Group for latest updates, we’ll be sure to keep you informed while you enjoy your Punta Cana vacation!

UPDATE! In Response to the Requirements for Negative COVID Tests Before Returning Home:

From Tuesday January 26 the Dominican Republic will offer COVID19 rapid antigen testing FREE OF CHARGE to hotel guests, with results certified by the Ministry of Health.

PCR COVID testing is still available to all visitors with an additional fee as advised in this article. The government of the Dominican Republic has also extended the free health coverage plan for visitors who arrive on commercial flights and stay in a hotel until March 2021.