DR lobbies to improve health grading for French travelers


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Feb 20, 2019

Tourism Minister David Collado took advantage of the country participation in the Top Resa tourism fair to have a side meeting with his French colleague, Jean Baptiste Leomoyne. Collado lobbied for France to upgrade the Dominican Republic to green category to facilitate that French people travel again in large numbers to their preferred long haul destination, the Dominican Republic.

The French government has three categories. At present, the DR is in category orange. Red is for active virus circulation and the presence of variants of concern. Orange is for active virus circulation in controlled proportions without the spread of variants of concern. Green is for no active virus circulation, no variants of concern identified.

The Ministry of Tourism reports that Collado argued that the virus is contained locally through a mass vaccination program that...

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