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Ministry of Tourism assures Dominican Republic holidays are functioning as normal

After the devastating effects of the earthquake at Dominican Republic's closest neighbour, the country's Ministry of Tourism is reassuring tourists and tour operators the world over that it continues to receive travellers and all resorts remain open

Ministry of Tourism assures Dominican Republic holidays are functioning as normal
The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is taking every measure to assure potential visitors that Dominican Republic holidays remain open at all of its cities and resort areas, which are all conducting business operations as usual.
Despite the devastating effects the earthquake had on neighbouring country Haiti, Dominican Republic holidays remained completely unaffected with all Dominican Republic hotels carrying operations as usual.
The Dominican Republic government, consulates, and embassies also wanted to communicate that they are all working diligently with the international community on the Haiti earthquake relief. Millions of Dominicans have donated time, money, supplies, and expertise to help Haiti in these critical hours of need.
The southern region of the Dominican Republic has been a stable staging area for the Haiti relief effort and a reliable alternative route into Haiti. Three key airports and a roadway in the Dominican Republic’s southern region are being used to receive international relief supplies through mostly rural areas of the Dominican Republic which are not frequented by visitors and therefore causes no trouble to Dominican Republic holidays.
All of the tourist areas, Dominican Republic hotels, resorts, airports, and seaports are open and receiving visitors. The Dominican Republic experienced no damage from the quake or its aftershocks. Major tourism regions Punta Cana and La Romana on the east coast, as well as Samana and Puerto Plata along the north coast are welcoming winter season tourists from all over the world.
The Dominican Republic shares the eastern third of the Island of Hispaniola with Haiti, with numerous mountain ranges separating the two countries. The Dominican Republic has strong border control permitting only crossings for humanitarian reasons, while also sending critical supplies, equipment, medical experts, and millions of dollars for food and relief kitchens directly to Port-au-Prince while at the same time minimising disturbance to those on Dominican Republic holidays.
Dominican Republic’s latest Tourism Update:
  • All of the Dominican Republic’s eight international airports are open and receiving commercial flights. All flights in/out of the Dominican Republic are running smoothly.
  • All of the Dominican Republic’s cruise terminals, seaports, and marinas are open, operating effectively and receiving visitors.
  • All of the Dominican Republic’s beaches, Dominican Republic hotels, resorts, and tourism businesses are conducting normal business operations.
  • The Dominican Republic is providing some space at strategically-located key airports, however, this is not disrupting commercial flights.
  • The Dominican Republic did not experience any damage from the secondary aftershock that occurred Thursday morning.
  • The Dominican Republic has strong border control with military, police, medical and international aid officials helping Haitians.
  • The Dominican Republic’s security, health, communication, and transportation systems are all operating normally and effectively.
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