Dominican Republic is preparing to receive the first tourists.

Dominican Republic is preparing to receive the first tourists.


  • 29.05.2020
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Dominican Republic is preparing to receive the first tourists.

The tourism industry of the country, according to the forecasts of the special commission for the prevention and control of the coronavirus epidemic in the Dominican Republic, will be able to fully earn from July 5th. Such data was announced at a press conference by the Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Javier Garcia. He said that in just over a month, the Dominican Republic will be ready to accept tourists, and the issue of travel will further depend solely on the restrictions and requirements of other countries. Punta Cana International Airport will start operating earlier than July 5 - July 1, 2020, according to the Representative Office of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic in Russia. As of this date, 10 flights have already been confirmed at the airport, 4 of which will arrive from Canada, 2 from the USA, 3 from Puerto Rico and 1 from the UK. Punta_Kana Airport will resume work with a new set of measures and safety regulations aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19. Thus, temperature screening will be organized in the terminals of arrival, departure and the transit zone, medical monitoring and primary medical care centers will be equipped in the baggage claim and passenger registration hall. In accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic, an isolated area for an initial medical examination is provided at the airport. Ambulances equipped with everything necessary for a quick and effective response will be on duty at the terminals. In addition, the number of racks in the baggage claim area was increased and boarding pass auto-registration terminals were installed for self-scanning by the passenger at the boarding gates and control points. The passenger verification process will be carried out through metal detector frames and whole body scanners to minimize contact verification; Also, the placement of separators between passengers and employees at the check-in counters, in the baggage claim area, at checkpoints, at the boarding gates and at the tour operator desks was also thought out. The program will strengthen measures for the disinfection and hygiene of all areas of the airport. To maintain the distance, floor markings were made at a distance of 1-2 meters in transit zones, checkpoints, immigration and customs services; posted notifications of the need to maintain social distance. The number of passengers on buses is reduced to 50% of capacity to avoid crowding. The boarding gate will also be limited taking into account the number of passengers between the departure halls.
Source of information: ATOR


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