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    Will the National State of Emergency expire on 1 June 2020?

    lol, yes actually it is. Very comfortable in both beds I primarily occupy (DR and US). But if your implying that I spend the majority of my time there?......well, I wish I could. I returned from the DR on a reparation flight shortly after they closed the borders on March 19th. since then...
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    Will the National State of Emergency expire on 1 June 2020?

    I sometimes have backyard pig roasts. Initially I would plan the party around what time the pig “should” be finished. Then through trial and error I realized there are too many variables as to when the pig will be finished. The bottom line is “you don’t determine how long the pig needs to roast...
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    The future of Sosua

    Pride. Self respect. Wanting to contribute to society (no matter how small) rather than being a sponge.
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    The future of Sosua

    Great movie. And everytime I watch it I notice another film parody. And I agree with Ram, the beach restaurants do seem cleaner to me. That said, , I picked a hell of a time to give up drinking!
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    Hello!

    USAF. 👍. Thank you for your service. As a ground pounder during DS I developed special affinity for the A-10 Warthog. 👍🇺🇸 Arizona is a long way from the DR though. Are you planning a visit? Or are you already a veteran in that respect also?
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    Time to buy a hotel?

    As someone who checks this thread because I’m interested in the DR tourist outlook, I try and ignore the fairly frequent petty “pissing contests” that you encounter here. But in reading the comment below, immediately a famous Shakespearian quote comes to mind: “Me thinks thou doth protest too...
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    When will DR open for International travel??????

    “Rioting”? Where? When? I haven’t seen any of that reported on any news site. What some people are doing is exercising their constitutional rights to free speech and freedom of assembly by conducting peaceful protests. And yes, some of them are openly carrying firearms. But that is only...
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    Are tourists alowed in?

    I saw Boris Johnson’s remarks today. What he didn’t mention (but the commentators did) is that travelers from France are exempt from the quarantine.
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    When will DR open for International travel??????

    To paraphrase the famous line from Field of Dreams (the movie, not the place in Puerto Plata): “ If you open it, will they come?”
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    When will DR open for International travel??????

    You can BOOK a flight to the DR for October right now no problem. The issue is whether the flight you book will actually FLY in October. That is the big unknown at this point. And is based on several unkowns: 1- When will the DR government open the border again? (that is dependent on multiple...
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    When will DR open for International travel??????

    Yesterday morning these were the round trip prices on United.com for Newark (EWR) to Puerto Plata (POP) for their daily flight in June (prices were the same for every day in June): Basic Economy: $368 Economy(lowest): $402 Today the prices for the same flights in June are: Basic Economy: $546...
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    When will DR open for International travel??????

    To receive information from the U.S. Embassy while in the DR, it is helpful to be enrolled in the State Departments STEP program (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program). You should be able to enroll here: https://step.state.gov/STEPMobile/Default.aspx The U.S. embassy in SD also been sending out...
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    When will DR open for International travel??????

    Looks like they have cancelled both those flights? United’s website is now showing NO flights at all in May to any of the four airports in the DR that they have previously serviced (POP,STI,SDQ,PUJ).
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    Recession of 2008 and impact on the DR

    Where are you getting 56? XE online says 54.22.
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    When will DR open for International travel??????

    Looks like last night United cancelled all their flights to the DR for the month of May.
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    Wow! DR just advertised on CNN.

    Just now saw a new ad on CNN’s “New Day” (6am-9am program). Promoting the North Coast as a tourist designation. Visually well done. And it specifically focused on Cabarete and (drum roll please) Sosua! I’m going to watch for it again and pay closer attention. Maybe try and record it. First...
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    Is "Sosua News" gone?

    For the last few days I've been unable to connect to their site www.sosuanews.com Is the site down? Anyone else unable to connect?  Or is it just me?
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    LaRoca Resturant Burning

    Just heard that LaRoca Resturant in Sosua is on fire.