Santo Domingo, October 1, 2020.- The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (MITUR) highlighted that the country has one of the most complete and effective plans in the world to guarantee the safety of visitors and facilitate ease of entry to the Dominican Republic, being the only country that has an international tourist medical assistance plan covered 100 percent by the Dominican government.

As part of the security measures and protocols to ensure the health of both visitors and hotel employees, MITUR validates the operation of all hotels, airports and tourist businesses with international certifications such as Safe Travels and Bureau Veritas. Throughout the country, visitors have fast and unrestricted access to hospital facilities and amenities, likewise, all airports and hotels have implemented protocols for the safe reception of tourists, with areas designated for the care of patients with COVID-19 within hotels.

The Tourist Assistance Plan, that is activated when guests check-in at the hotel, is valid for all international tourists arriving on commercial flights arriving on or before December 31, 2020 and provides complete attention to the visitor with coverage of medical emergencies in the event of a guest contracting COVID-19, outpatient visits, hospitalizations and medicines; prolonged stays due to medical emergencies; specialist care; medicines in case of hospitalizations, a wide variety of health centers throughout the country; transportation in case of emergency; hospital expenses and cost of penalties for flight changes.

In addition, employees have been trained to handle the safety and hygiene protocols implemented for tourist visiting the country as well as for themselves and their families, further guaranteeing the health and safety of all. Hotels are required to regularly conduct tests to monitor staff health and have a quarantine area in case they receive guests with COVID-19.

For MITUR, the well-being and safety of visitors is a priority, and will continue working in coordination with the other relevant authorities to continue strengthening the country’s preventive measures against the 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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