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Here’s how travellers can book a PCR test in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic’s official tourism website has been updated to reflect the island’s approach to testing following the CDC’s new pre-arrival protocols.
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Here’s how 10 sun destinations are handling Canada’s PCR test rule

When the federal government announced on Dec. 30 its new COVID-19 testing requirement for all arriving passengers, countries around the world were left scrambling to accommodate Canadians in destination who suddenly needed a PCR test three days before returning home.
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Bahia Principe reopens the fully transformed Grand El Portillo in the D.R.

SAMANA — Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo in Samana, Dominican Republic has officially reopened its doors to reveal a fully transformed resort for its guests. At a cost of US$10 million, the expansive seaside resort located next to the town of Las Terrenas has implemented a new concept called ‘Mirror of the Sea,’ which is […]
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Travellers to Dominican Republic must sign this new online form

Travellers to the Dominican Republic will be required to complete a new online entry and exit form, effective Nov. 29.
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Iberostar launches free insurance package for guests

In keeping with the new trend of suppliers and destinations offering COVID-19 related insurance coverage, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has announced complimentary assistance services at its resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Brazil.
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D.R. eliminates mandatory pre-testing, launches new assistance plan

The Dominican Republic has announced two major new developments for foreign visitors: the elimination of a mandatory negative COVID-19 test result upon entry, and the launch of a new protection plan for hotel guests.
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New reopening dates for nine Palladium properties

Palladium Hotel Group is reopening more resorts this fall in Riviera Maya and the D.R., following the successful reopening of several properties in Mexico and Jamaica.
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D.R. announces insurance coverage as part of new recovery plan

The Dominican Republic has unveiled its new tourism recovery plan that includes new rapid testing and temporary insurance coverage for all tourists staying at hotels.
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“The travel agent plays an important role in this equation”: Palladium

Following news of its reopening dates and the launch of an insurance offering, Palladium Hotel Group hosted a virtual press conference yesterday to provide key updates to travel agents.
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Here are the new reopening dates for The Excellence Collection

The Excellence Collection has adjusted the reopening dates of several of its properties in an effort to ensure the best possible experience for guests.
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