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Dominican Republic Re-Opens in July


The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (MITUR) has announced that the country will be ready to receive international visitors from 1 July.

This is in line with the estimated date for the start of Phase 4 of the de-escalation process of the measures announced by the High-Level Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus.

“The Dominican tourism industry is ready to start receiving visitors from July 1 in a responsible manner and complying with the recommendations of national and international organizations on hygiene, disinfection and social distancing,” said the Minister of Tourism, Francisco Javier García.

“From the moment visitors arrive in our country, they will find that the measures implemented guarantee a safe and pleasant experience so that they can enjoy the attractions that have made us the main tourist destination in the Caribbean,” he added.

To help both consumers and trade who are looking to capitalise on this re-opening and plan ahead a new Dominican Republic Travel Resource Centre, has been launched. The resource is an initiative designed to deliver accurate, up to date information to future visitors and answer frequently asked travel questions. The platform allows visitors to listen to COVID-19 industry updates from trusted sources and provides live chat assistance for any questions that they might have.

Whilst quarantine is still in place for UK residents the UK travel industry is lobbying government for the introduction of air-bridges between destinations with low case numbers of Covid-19. Ministers have been sent a list of 45 countries to prioritise for quarantine-free air bridges. The list, agreed by airlines including British Airways, includes the Dominican Republic. Airlines are lobbying for the first air bridges to be established by the end of June at the latest, raising new hopes for the summer holiday abroad.

To view the Travel Resource Centre please visit

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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