Government has revised the covid 19 protocols for fully vaccinated persons coming into Dominica.

Fully vaccinated individuals include persons who have received their two doses of the covid 19 vaccine or in other cases, vaccines that require only one dose. To be qualified as a fully vaccinated person, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment and the World Health Organization must approve of the vaccine. The administering of the second dose for fully vaccinated persons must be a minimum of two weeks.

“Firstly if you are a vaccinated, you must have filled out the questionnaire online and that has to be done within 24 hours. After we fill out the questionnaire online, you have to upload your negative PCR test which must be done within 24 to 72 hours prior to arrival. After this, if at all you have had covid before then you have to upload information records to prove that you had covid before and obviously then you will be given the approval that you can travel to Dominica and you have to present it to the airline counter prior to boarding your flight to Dominica,” stated the Minister for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Honourable D. Irving McIntyre.

Fully vaccinated individuals will not be tested at the airport upon arrival to Dominica. Travelers will be transported to quarantine at a Government operated facility or a managed experience at a Safe in Nature certified property for a minimum of two days using only certified transportation. A PCR test will be administered to fully vaccinated travelers on day two after arrival. 

Dr. McIntyre reiterates that these revised protocols will only apply to fully vaccinated persons.   

“Those who are not fully vaccinated, the protocols remain the same. You get to your certified Safe in Nature Property or you get to the Government Quarantine Facility, and then on your fifth day we have you tested with a PCR so you might just go home on the sixth day which makes a big difference compared to the 2 to 2 and a half days,” the Minister explained.  

The Ministry of Health Wellness and New Health Investment continues its efforts to achieving herd immunity in Dominica.