The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (MITUR) has stated that the country will be prepared to receive international tourists from July 1, the date scheduled for the start of Phase 4 of the application process the measures announced by the High-Level Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus, which contemplates the application of special health protocols applied to take precautions in order to prevent infections.
“The Dominican tourism industry is ready to start receiving tourists from July 1st in a responsible manner and in compliance with the recommendations of national and international organizations on hygiene, disinfection and social distance,” said Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García. “From the moment that visitors arrive in our country, they discover that the measures implemented to 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.
The Ministry also announced that most hotels in the country will operate normally from 1 July and that the different government entities have worked together with private companies to develop strict safety and hygiene measures that guarantee the health of the population and tourists.
The Ministry announced that the security protocols of the tourism industry are now available, have been approved by the responsible public entities and have characteristics similar to those established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that the Dominican tourism industry remains a reference for health security in the region.
About the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is a place like no other, recognized worldwide for its unusual excursions, rich culture, hospitality and perfect climate throughout the year. Easily accessible by direct flights from most major airports, the country is the ideal oasis for celebrities, couples and families. From hiking trails to deserted beaches, through world-class golf courses, here you can cool off in our luxurious hotels, explore ancient relics from past centuries, taste typical food or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountains and rivers.
Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the Dominican Republic offers a variety of sports, entertainment, exclusive cultural experiences, such as dance or carnival parties, and there are Dominican specialities such as tobacco, rum, chocolate, coffee, amber and the famous larimar. Between adventurous Puerto Plata, lush Samaná, historic Santo Domingo, sunny Punta Cana, luxurious La Romana, lively Barahona and more, each region has something to offer to any type of traveller and budget.
In addition to the unexplored experiences from coast to coast, the country also has a worldwide reputation for its warm and hospitable people. With eight international airports and nine different ecological zones, exploring the Dominican Republic has never been easier. For more information and to start planning your trip, visit the official website of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic.