Dominican officials announced to reopen Dominica Island for tourism in August. Hon Minister for Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives, Denise Charles was in discussion and released a press release saying, ‘Dominica’ would reopen its borders for foreign visitors on August 7.
He also added in his statement, that the travelers arriving in the country would strictly follow the new health and safety protocols in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. And the prerequisite like this-
- Tourists arriving at the island nation must be tested COVID-19 negative prior 24 to 72 hours of arrival.
- Also, they must complete an online questionnaire for at least 24 hours in advance.
- In addition to negative reports of COVID-19, tourists will have to undergo a series of tests, including rapid test screening.
- And in case the tourists reported positive or show possible signs of Coronavirus, they will be quarantined at a government facility or an approved hotel.
Dominica is one of the least affected countries in the world with 18 active cases currently and reported no Coronavirus death yet. Taking this into account, Dominica started taking back its citizens from July 15.
Dominic is looking too much strict about the spread of coronavirus as reopening will be done in a phased manner. The country will receive nationals in one phase by air via Douglas Charles and Canefield Airport. And all travelers including non-nationals will be allowed to Nature Island, Charles said.
The Caribbean is all set with its safeguard. Earlier this month, the Caribbean health and tourism authorities, “COVID-19 Caribbean Tourism Task Force announced a new initiative to help safeguard the health of travelers and employees”.
The team unveiled comprehensive health and safety guidelines to follow and supported a training schedule aimed at reaching thousands of the region’s tourism employees in the coming week and months.
These safety guidelines and protocols show the Caribbean is all set to welcome its tourists and tourists will also find it the safest place to chill after lockdown of Coronavirus, while the globe is still under the effect of pandemic.
With amazing things to do in the Caribbean, Dominica is one of the magnificent tourist places in the Caribbean which is popular for Trekking, Natural Environment, Boiling Lake, National Parks, and it’s Festival. Every year, it welcomes thousands of tourists because of its most enchanting and scenic beauty. This could be the reason for opening Dominica’s borders to tourists with following the strict rules to stop the spread of viruses.