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As part of a new tourism recovery plan, the Dominican Republic will no longer require tourists to present a negative coronavirus test in order to visit the Caribbean nation.
According to Travel+Leisure, beginning September 15 several policy changes, including the elimination of a mandatory COVID test, will go into effect as part of the country’s “Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan.”
“Let’s get back to the Caribbean for a bit and enjoy this epic sunset at one of my favorite spots in Samaná, Dominican Republic.” Head to the DR Travel Center to learn about the Tourism Recovery Plan set to launch Sept. 15. https://t.co/o30MlvVcxW
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Additionally, to instill confidence in would-be visitors, the country will now offer to all tourists visiting a hotel, a “temporary, free travel assistance plan until December 2020. In addition to general emergency coverage, the free insurance plan covers COVID-19 testing, as well as cost coverage for long-term stays should a traveler fall ill or need to quarantine,” Travel+Leisure reports.