Dominican Republic reopens for tourism

 Friday, June 19, 2020 


The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) recently announced that the country is set to reopen itself to welcome international tourists once again, starting from July 1. The decision is in line with the estimated date for the start of phase four of the de-escalation process which is to be followed according to the measures announced by the high-level commission for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Dominican Republic has also launched a new ‘Travel Resource Centre’ to help businesses as well as consumers who are looking forward to pan ahead and capitalise on the reopening plan. The travel resource is an initiative designed with the aim of delivering accurate and up to date information to future visitors and answer frequently asked travel questions. The platform will allow live chat assistance to assist visitors regarding all their queries and questions. It would also enable visitor to know coronavirus related industry updates from trusted sources.

Although the U.K. and all its residents are still following quarantine measures, the U.K. travel industry has urged the government to introduce air-bridges between destinations with comparatively low numbers of coronavirus cases. Ministers have already been sent a list of 45 countries that should be prioritised for having quarantine-free air bridges. Upon agreement by airlines including British Airways, the list has also included the Dominican Republic. Therefore, airlines are lobbying for the first air bridges at the moment that is set to be established by the end of June. The action also gives new hopes for the summer holiday abroad.

Francisco Javier García, Minister of Tourism, Dominican Republic said in a statement that the Dominican tourism industry is ready to start receiving visitors from July 1 in a responsible manner while prioritising health and safety. He mentioned that the tourism sector would adhere to the recommendations provided by the national and international organisations on hygiene, disinfection and social distancing. He informed that right from the moment visitors set their foot in the country, they will witness that the measures implemented guarantee a safe and pleasant experience so that they can enjoy the attractions that have made the country one of the main tourist destinations in the Caribbean.

Share On:

« Back to Page

Related Posts



Subscribe to our Newsletter

I want to receive travel news and trade event update from Travel And Tour World. I have read Travel And Tour World's Privacy Notice.

Sep 26
September 26 - September 28
Sep 29
September 29 - September 30
Oct 03
Oct 04
October 4 - October 6