The Dominican Republic’s tourism ministry announced a series of new programs and increased safety measures for visitors to the Caribbean nation — amid a slew of media reports about American tourist deaths there.
Among the additions is a multilingual emergency center, which is being established in Bávaro, a primary tourist destination in Punta Cana, the country’s Minister of Tourism Francisco Javier García said in a statement.
The center will be staffed by a team of multilingual specialists who will connect tourists and their families with the government entity they’d like to speak with, García said.
On top of that, the country’s hotels will be required to provide inspectors with details on their food-handling protocols as well as comprehensive information on all of their food and beverage suppliers.
Source: The New York Post