Visitors to Dominican Republic from 1 July

 

The Ministry of Tourism has expressed confidence that the country will be able to reopen its borders safely to international travellers by that date.

The entire country of the Dominican Republic will open but only 40-50% of the country’s hotels will open its doors in July, with the remaining hotels expected to open in November.

Punta Cana’s airport, the busiest in the Dominican Republic, will receive flights from cities including New York and San Juan on July 1, followed by other airlines. 

There will be safety precautions at all airports to ensure people are not carrying the coronavirus, including temperature checks for all passengers.

The destination’s hotels are also preparing for travellers with new health and safety precautions. 

The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES) has arranged a variety of sanitisation and cleaning measures. Upon reopening, hotels will be required to adhere to strict protocols to offer a clean, safe environment, promote social distancing and the use of contact-free technologies.

The country has a poor track record on patient safety in cosmetic surgery, the main reason American medical tourists go there.

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