Santo Domingo, May 17, 2021. – To continue to guarantee visitors’ safety and give them the peace of mind they require to confirm their travel plans, Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) announced the extension of the free health coverage plan, 100% covered by the Dominican government, until June 12, 2021.

In addition to granting a free medical assistance plan for those visiting the country, Dominican Republic is one of the most advanced countries when it comes to vaccinating its citizens, which includes more than 50,000 employees in the tourism sector.

The health coverage plan, one of the most complete and effective plans in the world, is activated when checking in at the hotel and provides comprehensive care to visitors, with medical emergency coverage in case of COVID-19, outpatient visits, hospitalization, medication, extended stay due to medical emergency, specialist care, medication in case of hospitalization, a wide variety of health centers throughout the country, transportation in case of emergency, hospital expenses, and flight change penalty costs

As part of the security measures and protocols to take care of both visitors’ and hotel employees’ health, MITUR validates all hotels, airports, and tourist businesses’ operations with international certifications such as Safe Travels and Bureau Veritas. Likewise, visitors have quick and unrestricted access to the country, and airports and hotels have implemented protocols for the tourists’ safe reception, with designated areas for the care of COVID-19 patients within hotels.

For MITUR, the visitors’ well-being and safety are a priority, so it will continue to coordinate with other relevant authorities to continue strengthening the country’s preventive measures against coronavirus.


About Dominican Republic 

Well known for off-the-beaten-path excursions, rich culture, endless amenities, and year-round perfect climate, Dominican Republic is a place like no other. Easily accessible via a direct flight from most major airports, it is an ideal oasis for celebrities, couples, and families alike. From hiking trails to undiscovered beaches and world-class golf courses, here you can renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, revel in Dominican fare, or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, and rivers.

Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on the south and the Atlantic Ocean on the north, Dominican Republic features a variety of sports, recreation, and entertainment options, exclusive cultural experiences like dancing, carnival festivities, plus Dominican specialties such as cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, amber, and larimar. Between adventurous Puerto Plata, lush Samaná, historic Santo Domingo, sunny Punta Cana, luxe La Romana, bustling Barahona, and more, each area has something for every type of traveler and budget.

In addition to its uncharted experiences coast to coast, the country has also generated a worldwide reputation for its warm, and hospitable people. With eight international airports and nine distinct ecological zones, it has never been more accessible or appealing to explore Dominican Republic. To learn more and begin planning your trip visit the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website at:

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