The Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, David Collado, announced that he is working together with different sectors in the last details prior to the entry into force of the new provisions and sanitary protocols of the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan, now ready to be implemented starting this September 15.
Similarly, the Minister stated that the entity he directs has been working jointly with the private sector, the health authorities and other actors, in the development of the hospitals located in the main tourist centers of the country, verifying the availability of beds and their conditions, in order to confirm the logistics for the management of potential visitors infected and with symptoms of COVID-19.
As of the entry into force of the new plan already announced, tourists arriving in the Dominican Republic will no longer need to present a negative PCR test performed prior to entering the country. Instead, they will be performing randomized, non-invasive tests, using breath for diagnosis. In addition, foreign visitors who enter the country from September 15 to December 31, 2020, will have a traveler assistance plan delivered at the time of check-in at the hotel, which provides coverage against a possible contagion of COVID-19.
“The Tourism Recovery Plan includes measures that no country in the region currently has,” said Minister Collado.
Additionally, the Ministry of Public Health will begin on September 15 the publication of a report on the situation of contagions and lethality of COVID-19 specialized for tourist centers, which present a very controlled situation to date. It is important to note that today the country maintains several of the most favorable indicators in the entire region regarding the pandemic.
With these measures, the Ministry of Tourism reaffirms the commitment to ensure the safety and trust of tourists who are attracted by the beauty and charms that the Dominican Republic has to offer.