New York to Santo Domingo and Santiago de los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic’s two largest cities, are among the busiest international routes from the United States this year, according to a report by aviation analyst company Cirium, reported by Bloomberg news agency.
The report notes that this is “a nascent renaissance in overseas air travel” from the U.S. to destinations that don’t require quarantines or other restrictions, such as Mexico and the Caribbean.
Bloomberg indicates that the tests offered to U.S. travelers in hotels before returning to their country, along with the elimination of the “requirement of a negative test on arrival” have favored the interest of tourists from that country.
This Thursday, Tourism Minister David Collado indicated that the insurance policy program authorized for U.S. visitors -which is another of the elements highlighted in the Bloomberg article- will be extended for 30 days.
Dominican tourism resumed operations in July of last year, when the borders were reopened. Since then, hotels have progressively reopened. Last March, authorities reported that 86% of hotel facilities in the Dominican Republic were open.