On July 1st, Punta Cana Airport in the Dominican Republic resumed operations after being shut down for more than three months due to the closure of the country’s borders because of the Corona pandemic. The first airline to arrive was JetBlue, bringing in passengers from Puerto Rico and the US.

Punta Cana Airport (PUJ) welcomed its first commercial flight with a water shower.

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While infection rates had been on a rise during the last few weeks, the Dominican Government held on to its plan to open airports again for international tourism from July 1st on. Safety protocols have been established; it remains to be seen how they really will be implemented. The State of Emergency has been lifted; though the government put the country under “sanitary emergency” now, still unclear what that means in effect. The curfew that existed over the last months has been lifted as well. Restaurants and other businesses still have to close at 8pm.

Changes to the current regulations are expected on a day to day basis.

Presidential elections will take place this coming Sunday, 5 July.


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