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Dominicans who caught abroad when airports shut down in March 2020 made it back by the thousands in August. But by September, the numbers had declined somewhat. Foreign tourists are gradually returning, understandable in these difficult Covid-19 times. Central Bank tourism report numbers show the foreigners have begun to return, but slowly.
In its January-September 2020 tourism overview, the Central Bank statistics division reveals that travel this year is down 65% compared to 2019. Arrivals of non-resident visitors reached 1,743,480 compared to 3,244,218 for the same first three quarters of the year in 2019. Non-resident Dominican visitors is down 48.4%. These were only 402,953 arrivals for the first nine months of the year.
The Dominican Republic is open to tourism since 1 July 2020 when international airports resumed operations, and the government instated a travel...