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Airports and airlines prepare to start international travel on 1 July 2020

Airlines flying to the Dominican Republic have begun to reschedule commercial flights planned to start as of 1 July 2020. The Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation has notified the aviation community that airports continue to be closed through 1 July 2020. This gives airlines a month to program flights for July. Several companies had already scheduled flights for June.

Passengers that had booked flights on airlines to the Dominican in June will have to reschedule. IDAC says only repatriation flights are being allowed, which is the one-way flights that can are open only to foreign citizens for return to their country of origin.

The airport notice is valid for Punta Cana International Airport, Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International and La Isabela International, Samaná’s El Catey International, Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperón International, La Romana’s Casa de Campo International.

On 29 May 2020, the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC) issued the Aeronautical Information circular (AIC) 03-20 that establishes that Dominican International Airports should remain closed to commercial traffic until 1 July 2020. The notice announces that commercial flights to and from airports in the Dominican Republic are suspended until that date. It establishes that cargo flights to and from airports in the Dominican Republic are operating normally. International flights are permitted only on ferry operations for foreigner repatriation until 1 July 2020.

30 May 2020