Holiday Curfew Restrictions 2020

Curfew For the Holidays 2020 2021

Consejo Interterritorial de Salud and the Gobierno Central announced, because of a second wave of Covid-19 in recent days, new restrictions for the holidays. Read all this and tell me if you are confused?


Santa in Dominican Republic wearing his mask.

Santa in Dominican Republic wearing his mask.

Starting December 15, 2020 and ending (I have found no mention of ending date but they did mention this would be in effect as long as necessary) maybe January 8, 2021. The new holiday Curfew, or Toque de Queda as it is called here in Dominican Republic, rules.

The National District and the provinces of Santo Domingo, Santiago, Duarte (San Francisco de Macorís), La Vega and Puerto Plata are now under an extended curfew. This is every day from 7pm to 5am. people have a grace period of two hours, until 9pm to get home.

The rest of the country continues under the previous curfew of 9pm to 5am on weekdays and 7pm to 5am on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Restaurants are allowed to sell food for home delivery up to 12pm. Likewise, persons headed to take a flight after curfew are also allowed and just need to present their ID and airline ticket.

on 24 and 31 December all businesses and public spaces are shut down as of 7pm. People will be able to commute to their homes up to 1am. This means you can visit friends and family but have to be back in hour own home by 1am of the next day.


The decree also bans alcoholic beverage sales after 6pm.

Violation charges are: RD$5,000 for curfew violation, RD$2,000 for being in an entertainment center after curfew deadline, RD$100,000 for hosting a private party during curfew hours, RD$50,000 for an unauthorized bus transporting persons, RD$30,000 for an authorized cargo vehicle circulating during curfew hours.

This does not affect those staying at resorts around the country. They are under separate health protocols.

How Dominicans celebrate traditional Christmas and New Year / Navidad y Nuevo Año before Corona-19 decided to change everything.