Source: Diario Libre
DR Safe Tourism Assistance Plan, was signed on August 25 and is now operating, in a cooperation agreemet with the Ministry of Tourism, Banco de Reservas and Seguros Reservas, which seeks to contribute to taking care of the health, well-being and safety of tourists in the Dominican Republic.
The Ministry of Tourism, the Banco de Reservas and Seguros Reservas signed a cooperation agreement, which seeks to contribute to taking care of the health, well-being and safety of tourists. They are also seeking and promoting a sustainable recovery of the sector, as part of the plan of recovery of responsible tourism in the face of Covid-19.
The agreement, called the DR Safe Tourism Assistance Plan, was signed by the Minister of Tourism, David Collado; the general manager of Banco de Reservas, Samuel Pereyra; and Víctor Rojas, executive vice president of Seguros Reservas.
“To guarantee visitor safety, especially in terms of health, we have designed the innovative Safe Tourism Assistance Plan, product of a joint effort between the Ministry of Tourism, Banco de Reservas and Seguros Reservas, the entity that will provide financing for this assistance plan”, informed Samuel Pereyra, general administrator of Banreservas.
David Collado, Minister of Tourism, said that with this initiative the country is a pioneer in the region and constitutes a significant and timely support to the Government’s provisions for the responsible recovery of tourism, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Convinced of the importance of tourism, as the nerve center of the economy and from our instance, with the support of the Banco de Reservas and the Ministry of Tourism to guarantee safe tourism, we offer a solution to our visitors, ensuring that their care is in specialized hands”, expressed the executive vice president of Seguros Reservas.
Rojas explained that every tourist who visits a hotel in the Dominican Republic will be granted an assistance plan with coverage for medical emergencies, including COVID-19, medications in hospital care, emergency medical transportation, hotel expenses for hospitalization, flight change expenses due to medical emergency and legal assistance, among other coverages.
This plan will be offered at no cost to tourists from September 15 to December 31, 2020, covered 100% by the Dominican State.
On August 25, President Luis Abinader announced a set of initiatives to address the challenges facing the tourism sector as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and ensure that the country continues being safe travel destination.