To further complicate the situation.It was just an ill conceived plan from the beginning. Anyone doing the math would easily see how unworkable it would be. After getting past customs, even if you were tested, people would just escape the airport when they got tired of waiting. No tourist is going to hang around an airport for that length of time. After all the order of the day is to get the luggage and get on your way in the least amount of time possible.
I would def write the health ministry fly. It sounds like you have the right plan. For your convenience, I have included the contact link for the public health folks here in DR, but I think you should get your pany together because they don't speaky inglé!An alternative to that would be requiring passengers to provide proof of a negative test performed in their country of origin.
That would assume, of course, that the country of origin was capable of conducting the test AND providing the result to the traveler within an acceptable period of time...Maximum 48 hours turnaround.
But then again remember the old adage...
It makes an ASS out of U and ME
AND...?There are companies around the Caribbean that use Dominicans for construction labor on other Islands. When the COVID thing first broke out, many Dominicans working on one island understandably wanted to go home to be their families.. Now they are out of money and wanting to go back to work and it's very difficult.
One company has sent COVID tests to the DR for their workers to use and send back for the results. The tests have to originate from the country they will be working in, sent back and tested before granting permission for a work permit and travel letter to be issued..