Dreaming of a summer holiday? The Dominican Republic might hold the answer…
Hey, if all summer holidays are looking a little out of reach at the moment, we may as well aim big, hadn’t we? Joining the likes of Aruba, Antigua & St. Lucia, the Dominican Republic will begin welcoming back tourists this July. Caribbean Journal reported the news just last week, sharing that the director of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, Lucien Echavarria, exclusively told them that “about 40-50% of the country’s hotel inventory would open its doors in July.” The rest of the hotels are predicted to open in November.
They also confirmed that the country’s busiest airport, Punta Canta Airport, is reopening commercial flight operations on July 1, along with all of the smaller airports in the country as well. Multiple international flights from the likes of New York and San Juan are set to land in the country on that date.
“On Phase 4 of the de-escalation process, projected to start on July 1st, 2020, tourism will be reactivated, opening hotels, airports, gyms and restaurants,” their official tourism site reads. Of course, many health and safety precautions are in place, including disinfecting services, hand sanitiser stations, and separate areas designated for those who are sick – and there’s still plenty of uncertainty about when UK residents will be able to jet off on holiday once more. Having the Dominican Republic as a backup option certainly doesn’t seem to shabby though!