Authorities in the Dominican Republic have decided to drop the previously mandatory Covid-19 testing for travelers and instead is offering free insurance. All this is part of its new Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan.
As of September 15th, travelers arriving in the Dominican Republic will not need to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test, a requirement that had been put in place since July. Authorities have decided to fold its testing program at the airport. This will substituted by quick tests on passengers selected at.
The government has also rolled out a travel assistance policy that will cover visitors for incidents related to the coronavirus. This free and temporary health insurance policy aims to insure tourists, who will then have some expenses paid in the event they get infected during their stay on the island.
The policy applies to all visitors as long as they stay at regulated tourist accommodation. The plan will be effective from September 15 until December 31, 2020, but it may be extended.
The Dominican Republic has launched a new Tourism Recovery Plan in the hopes of reviving an injured tourism sector. This recovery plan aims to develop the industry in a more sustainable way. “We are undertaking each of the elements that need to be adjusted and addressed so that the plan continues to progress,” said David Collado, Minister of Tourism. “We want to be prepared for success in both the short and long term.”