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  1. franco1111

    Covid test entering Airport Santo Domingo

    Random rapid tests have been used at PUJ for more than a year. FInger prick. So, in that respect you might be chosen for a test I guess at SDQ also. They started this at PUJ after they realized a negative covid test for arrival was too complicated or something (negative test was required for...
  2. franco1111

    Covid test entering Airport Santo Domingo

    Yes, Referencia is well known and recommended by many.
  3. franco1111

    Covid test entering Airport Santo Domingo

    I know specific places in Punta Cana. Referencia is one of them. (Or La Romana). I have had about six tests to leave to go to US since they started to require it so I have experience with it. PCR and antigen both. Only antigen is required to return to US. About $50 usd most places.
  4. franco1111

    Covid test entering Airport Santo Domingo

    It is better to get the test to leave at a private lab I think. Where are they staying? People on DR1 know where to get tests easily in all parts of the country. I only know Punta Cana (or La Romana). If they specifically want to get the test at Las Americas, maybe someone will know about...
  5. franco1111

    Covid test entering Airport Santo Domingo

    What covid test? A covid test is not required to enter the DR from the US. To return to US from DR, yes.
  6. franco1111

    New Bavaro international Airport in Macao.

    The chess match continues. IATA weighs in. (Google translation of part of Listin Diario article) Bávaro airport construction ensures complex security operations The construction of the Bávaro International Airport could entail complex security operations, due to the short distance that it...
  7. franco1111

    E-Ticket (Can't enter the DR without this)

    I don't see where it says fill it out within 24 hours of your flight. I have filled it out at least 10 times now and each time is more then 24 hours before my flight. And have never had a problem. You might want to check why you think 24 hours. Maybe an airline is telling you this? I have...
  8. franco1111

    Dominican Music

    Great lyrics.
  9. franco1111

    Computer pick up for students

    Sometimes I help a neighbor who sends her kids to public school (not so bad - sometimes better than private - see #15 above). I helped with the computer she got for child. I don't remember much of value pre-loaded. But, what I do remember is that we had to accept that the ministerio can...
  10. franco1111

    The high cost of sending children back to school

    I will also add that all of this takes a lot of involvement by parents who can help their children. Which in many, many case is not possible. So, that is a big downside. They should have computer skills training classes at the schools. in my opinion. The teachers at the colegio did offer...
  11. franco1111

    The high cost of sending children back to school

    we used Google Classoom and Google Meet for at home classes last year. My kids learned a lot. They had to store documents in Drive, upload photos of their tarea, etc. And, in the end they had to do presentations using Microsoft Powerpoint. They can learn. And skills transfer from one...
  12. franco1111

    The high cost of sending children back to school

    Buying five of the Santillana books and three other kind of books for one child runs up the price at the colegio. Mil seis sientos pesos for each of the Santillana books. There is a discount at the La Sirena stores now for school supplies. If you buy two of the same things, you pay full price...
  13. franco1111

    2021 Hurricane Season

    The first bands of clouds and the breeze are arriving now in Punta Cana.
  14. franco1111

    Punta Cana may soon be curfew free

    So all will be open. But you still have to still have to wear a mask? Ambiguous. Typical. "Asimismo, manifestó que la población debe aprender a convivir con el Covid y seguir protegiéndose con la vacuna hasta llegar al por ciento más alto, y sobretodo seguir manteniendo los protocolos de...
  15. franco1111

    2021 Hurricane Season

    I'm sure everyone has their own favorite source of storm information, but here's one. Five day. https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php
  16. franco1111

    Any Delta/Indian Scariant in the DR?

    Dominican Republic will request negative PCR tests or vaccination card from travelers from 18 countries Santo Domingo, DR. The Dominican Republic will ask for negative PCR tests or vaccination cards from travelers from 18 countries to enter the country as a measure to stop the advance of the...
  17. franco1111

    Dominican time breakdown

    Or la otra semana. (Seems to mean next week.). I say la proxima semana just to be clear. Same with otra vez. I say la otra vez antes if I mean the other time before. Not the other time that will come.
  18. franco1111

    E-Ticket (Can't enter the DR without this)

    In May when I flew from US to PUJ, the person at the Jetblue counter demanded to see my return ticket information and QR code for entry to the DR. (I only flew Jetblue because I had points from a year or so ago. They are the cattle carrier of airlines now even with more space seats.)
  19. franco1111

    Radar on Coral Hwy

    (y) So essentially the guy just paid the fine on the spot.
  20. franco1111

    Radar on Coral Hwy

    How much is the ticket for going 125 mph? I don't think he could have meant 125 kph. That's nothing. The posted speed limit is 100 kph. It might be worth 1000 pesos propina if going 125 mph. 125 kph no. I kept it to about 120 kph yesterday. And did not expect to get stopped. That is why...