Dominican Republic approves protocols for tourism and ratifies reopening on July 1
The announcement was made through a press release after a meeting between the National Government and the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores)
The National Government and the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores) announced on Wednesday the approval of the health protocol to be applied in the tourism sector and ratified the restart of its operations from July 1.
The announcement was made through a press release, after a meeting held by the ministers of Tourism, Francisco Javier García and of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, with representatives Asonahores, headed by its president, Paola Rainieri and Andrés Marranzini, Executive Vice President .
The sanitation agreement covers all subsectors of the tourism industry and clearly explains what to do in each case, which guarantees the well-being of national and foreign tourists, as well as employees.
"With this protocol we ensure that those who visit us can fully enjoy our tourist centers and enjoy the greatest guarantee of health," said Minister Francisco Javier García.
He also assured that the date of July 1 is an "invariable" date for the restart of operations in the tourism sector, under a new scheme to guarantee the health and well-being of tourists.
The Minister of Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, affirmed that the application of the protocols guarantees a safe tourist activity in the country, after highlighting the importance of these actions, which would take effect immediately.
He indicated that the Ministry of Public Health guarantees the monitoring of these protocols, together with representatives of the tourism sector.
The president of Asonahores, Paola Rainieri, expressed that it has been hard work, but a great joint effort to have the norms and rules that allow operating in this new normality
Marranzini, Executive Vice President of Asonahores, stated that the tourism sector as a whole, knows the challenges that COVID-19 represents and will be prepared to operate in this new dynamic of covidianity.
During the meeting, the Minister of Tourism was accompanied by Pablo Espinal, director of the Mitur Cabinet.