Status on the Dominican Republic post hurricane Maria




Published on September 22, 2017

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism
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All alerts and warnings related to Hurricane Maria discontinued for the country
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – September 22, 2017— The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (MITUR) reports that Hurricane Maria did not have any impact on tourist destinations, and all airports, ports and highways operate on a normal basis. Today, the U.S. National Hurricane Center has discontinued all hurricane and tropical storm alerts for the country.
The Minister of Tourism, Francisco Javier García, announced that destinations are functioning normally. García recognized the professionalism of industry members, as well as the tourists’ positive attitude, which allowed authorities and the tourism sector to follow through with the prevention plan and development of contingency protocols without any incident.
“What’s most important is that not one tourist, of the more than 50,000 who are staying at our hotels, were harmed in any way,” said Minister García.
The airports of Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, La Romana, Samaná, Santiago and Puerto Plata have resumed normal operations. It is recommended that visitors contact the airline and/or tour operator of their preference to receive more detailed updates. Furthermore, cruise ports have restored operations, with more than 50 cruise ships expected to arrive this year. Likewise, all tourist excursions and attractions are reestablishing their normal schedules.
The Dominican Republic, the #1 vacation destination in the Caribbean, maintains its commitment to offer its visitors the best service and tourism product in accordance with the highest standards of the industry.

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical and paradisiacal country boasts nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of coastline, 250 miles (402 km) of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options. Here you can dance to the pulse pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches.
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