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Tourist Ban Extended To June 30

During the restrictions, Costa Rica will continue to deny the entry of tourists; only Costa Ricans and residents (who left the country prior to March 24) will be permitted entry, be tested for covid-19, and subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation order. The move frustrates the announced plan by the German airline, Lufthansa, to...

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Number of flights will tell when Dominican hotels reopen

Santo Domingo.- The number of flights arriving in the Dominican Republic once the airports are reopened will be decisive in determining how many hotels will restart operations after two months shuttered by the pandemic, said Dominican Republic Hotels and Tourism  Association (Asonahores) president Paola Rainieri. The Dominican...

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Dominican Republic ready to receive tourists ‘in a month’

Santo Domingo.-  Tourism Minister, Francisco Javier García, on Fri. said tourists will go to those places which had best managed the coronavirus. He affirmed that the Dominican Republic will be ready to receive tourists in one month. When asked when will the Dominican Republic be ready to start receiving tourists?, Garcia said, “In a...

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Dominican highland town readies return of tourists

Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.- The Ecotourism Cluster of Jarabacoa on Wednesday said that together with the National Institute of Professional Technical Training (INFOTEP), it has started training for companies related to tourism in that municipality, with a view to an eventual opening of that sector. The training covers the handling of...

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Florida Keys to reopen to tourists June 1, over two months after closing over coronavirus concerns

The Florida Keys will reopen to tourists June 1, more than two months after the island chain closed to visitors to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Checkpoints that barred visitors from coming into the Florida Keys will be removed next month and hotels and other lodging establishments, including campgrounds and vacation rentals,...

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Dominican tourism leaders are sure the industry will recover

Santo Domingo.-  Dominican tourism leaders are sure that the industry will recover the position it has always had, but warns that this will take time, though normalization could begin to occur from the first months of 2021, some say. “For this it is important to start moving the business. We are making a proposal to …...

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Costa Rica will open 12 national parks. Here’s how it’ll work

Costa Rica will open 12 national parks, plus the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, in accordance with new measures announced by the Health Ministry. But in keeping with the country’s plan for a gradual reopening of activities, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) has imposed a set of limitations to help reduce the chances...

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Costa Rica lifting more coronavirus measures: Will open beaches, national parks

Costa Rica will allow beaches and some national parks to reopen under strict sanitary guidelines, President Carlos Alvarado and Health Minister Daniel Salas announced Monday afternoon. The news is among several changes that will take effect starting Saturday, May 16, in an effort to reactivate the country’s economy while managing the...

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Stats: Americans Are More Optimistic About Travel in Next Six Months

In Wave III of its Travel Intentions Pulse Survey (TIPS), conducted April 17 – 22, MMGY Travel Intelligence and the U.S. Travel Association found that travelers are becoming increasingly optimistic about travel in the next sixth months. After falling to just 31 percent of travelers in Wave II, those who said they are likely to …...

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Sandals Unveils Virtual Tours of Caribbean Resorts

Travel agents who find themselves yearning for white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters during lock-down can now ‘transport’ themselves to the Caribbean on a virtual fam trip. Agents can brush up on their product knowledge and dream about their future travel destinations with Sandals and Beaches Resorts’ immersive 360° virtual...

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