Dominican Republic - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction category relative to Dominican Republic

  • Countries with restrictions for long term stays (>90 days)

Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No restrictions for short-term visitors with HIV/AIDS. Restrictions apply to work and residency permit applicants.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Dominican Republic

Medical checks are mandatory for people applying for work or residence permits. 

(Source: 1)

According to our research, residency is restricted for people with infectious diseases. A positive HIV test will result in denial of a residence permit. The same happens if a person refuses to get tested.    
(Source: 2)


HIV treatment information for Dominican Republic


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Dominican Republic

Updated information is available through the aidsmap search engine at


Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at



  1. Dirección General de Migración de la República Dominicana website,
    consulted July 8, 2018
  2. UNAIDS, Geneva, May 5, 2010


updated: 7/8/2018
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