The Dominican Government holds on to its plan to open airports on July 1st. This corresponds to the 4th phase of the government’s reopening plan (“Fase 4” ).

Infection rates had recently gone up substantially and therefore, phase 3 had been moved by the authorities. However, they proceed with their intentions to reopen the tourism sector including airports and hotels as planned on the first of July.

Which airlines are going to be the first ones flying to the Dominican Republic, that is still uncertain. Condor, TUIfly, Edelweiss, Air Europa and Iberia for example had scheduled flights since the end of May from Europe to the Punta Cana PUJ or Santo Domingo SDQ airports, but cancelled or rescheduled them later on. As well as WestJet, Air Transat from Canada and some American airlines from the US like JetBlue, Delta, and American Airlines. So it is very likely that one of them will be the first to bring back vacation travelers to the Dominican Republic.

Also COPA Airlines just announced today that they plan on flying to the DR again from the 22nd of July on.

Travelers should monitor their airlines information about flights and travel requirements. They should also closely follow the news from the Dominican Government what travel requirements have to be met to be able to enter the country. In the discussion right now is that airports will demand a negative COVID 19-test upon entry.


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