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Possible another 45 day quarantine
« on: July 17, 2020, 05:12:19 PM »
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  • For those planning a August trip, I have heard the Dominican congress is ready to issue another 45 day quarantine. This has not been confirmed yet by DR congress

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 08:00:10 PM »
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  • Yes, the Dominican (equivalent of the House of Representatives) did pass today a 45 day "State of Emergency". It goes to their Senate on Sunday.  The state of emergency grants the president special but temporary powers to manage a threat to the country which could include restricting social gathering, transportation and other freedoms.

    I have not yet seen any particular directives relative to the order but I have no doubt it will involve a quarantine.  There was a lot of talk about this when I was there last week. 
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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 08:15:17 PM »
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    For those planning a August trip, I have heard the Dominican congress is ready to issue another 45 day quarantine. This has not been confirmed yet by DR congress

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    Mabuhay Sir Roamer !!

    First, so nice to hear from you again, and I hope that we can see each other again on a trip (son ...).

    I have a trip planned in mid-August, and have heard exactly the same thing (apparently it was announced on the news there this afternoon that the legislature had passed it, but it is uncertain whether it will involve a quartine or when it will occur). I expect that it WILL involved a new quarantine, AND it will occur soon. Assuming it starts around July 20, or 25, that would make DR closed until around September 10 (plus/minus a few days). And then airlines have to start back up on their service, so  September 15 or 20 for the earliest travel.

    These are just my "lunatic figurings", so don't plan your lives around this, Fellow Mongers. But it seems reasonable to me.

    IF they have a strict quarantine (which they did NOT this past time), and somehow miraculously get their virus infections under some reasonable level of control, that opens the question of whether they will allow countries like to the U.S. to come when they do re-open.

    There is also the little question of what on earth they will do to feed and support their people. They run the risk of civil issues if they have a hungry populationi with no money in their pockets ...

    I feel pretty certain that my August trip will not happen. Haven't cancelled/changed my ticket yet, and I've paid no deposits to anyone.

    Jethro, you may be one of the few Mongers who squeezed a trip in before during that brief window when it was open.

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 08:32:37 PM »
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  • It's anybody's guess right now.  Personally I don't think they will close the borders again.  Their spike in infections occurred while the borders were closed.  Closing the borders just adds to their already fragile economic situation.  But that's my opinion.

    What I heard from the locals was a 24 hour quarantine (after notice) for up to 2 weeks.  I don't think there's going to be a 45 day quarantine.  That would serve no purpose.  There's also talk about concentrating efforts in the hot zones -- Santo Domingo and Santiago.  In fact they started "fumigating" hot zones in Santiago today.

    Time is on your side Marsman.  Jedicobra is in theatre as we speak.  Hopefully we'll get a report from him when he returns.

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #4 on: July 17, 2020, 09:02:13 PM »
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  • I just read an article where it said the President has no plans to close the borders to tourism, just more curfews for all.
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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #5 on: July 18, 2020, 12:38:09 AM »
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  • The government changes on 16 August, so I expect the "Special Emergency" will last until then.  After that it will be up to the new government to decide what to do.
    WestJet, Canada's only scheduled service provider to DR, previously announced it would resume service on 7 July.  A few days before that date it cancelled all flights until 11 August..
    As far as I can find out the only airlines flying to DR are, American, United, Jet Blue, Air France and Condor (Germany)
    Things do not look promising.

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #6 on: July 18, 2020, 04:56:21 PM »
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  • i had emailed rob a while back when some travel started to flow back into the DR with the question of when they might reopen.  this is finally his response, i imagine they sent this to everybody?

    Unfortunately at this moment we do not have a definite time frame/date for when the hotel will re-open. We will confirm all future reservations and availability requests ASAP once we have a fixed date.

     

    Hope to see you soon....

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #7 on: July 18, 2020, 07:41:51 PM »
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    i had emailed rob a while back when some travel started to flow back into the DR with the question of when they might reopen.  this is finally his response, i imagine they sent this to everybody?

    Unfortunately at this moment we do not have a definite time frame/date for when the hotel will re-open. We will confirm all future reservations and availability requests ASAP once we have a fixed date.

     

    Hope to see you soon....


    The only thing I can figure is they don't want to open for just a handful of mongers.  The early adopters like myself and Jedi are probably few and far between.

    Certainly flights (from the US) is not an issue.  There IS the issue of money.  With so many people unemployed I'm thinking a trip to the DR (or anywhere) is not on the short list for a lot of people.  Let's not forget that this virus is surging in the US and the DR.

    Quite possibly the same reason many of the resorts in Puerto Plata aren't pushing to open.

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #8 on: July 18, 2020, 07:51:59 PM »
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    i had emailed rob a while back when some travel started to flow back into the DR with the question of when they might reopen.  this is finally his response, i imagine they sent this to everybody?

    Unfortunately at this moment we do not have a definite time frame/date for when the hotel will re-open. We will confirm all future reservations and availability requests ASAP once we have a fixed date.

     

    Hope to see you soon....


    The only thing I can figure is they don't want to open for just a handful of mongers.  The early adopters like myself and Jedi are probably few and far between.

    Certainly flights (from the US) is not an issue.  There IS the issue of money.  With so many people unemployed I'm thinking a trip to the DR (or anywhere) is not on the short list for a lot of people.  Let's not forget that this virus is surging in the US and the DR.

    Quite possibly the same reason many of the resorts in Puerto Plata aren't pushing to open.
    hotels/all inclusive s run best and profitable with close to full occupancy.  paying the light bill and having coolers running like crazy full of beer trying to keep it cold for a couple mongers definitely would not be profitable. another thing, getting the girls to come back and just hang out, not earn money, could bite them in the butt in the long game.

    add to that, bringing in all the food, a lot of it is fresh food, filling the fridge 's up and then not having anybody show up is bad for the bottom line.  they would end of tossing more food than they served by the end of the week.

    add to that, like you mentioned, they could be shut back down in a week or two so i imagine they are waiting on more guidance before spending the big buck

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #9 on: July 19, 2020, 05:58:19 AM »
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    i had emailed rob a while back when some travel started to flow back into the DR with the question of when they might reopen.  this is finally his response, i imagine they sent this to everybody?

    Unfortunately at this moment we do not have a definite time frame/date for when the hotel will re-open. We will confirm all future reservations and availability requests ASAP once we have a fixed date.


    Mabuhay/Hola/Sawasdee Fellow Mongers !!

    I spoke directly yesterday (Saturday, July 18) with one of the resort owners (he is Dominican). He said that they are NOT excpecting another border closure. It seems that the government realizes how difficult this would be for everyone, and how it would disadvantage their many businesses. He said that it is believed that a new curfew will be imposed, probably this upcoming week, from 8pm - 5 am, and that this will last at least 2 weeks (maybe as long as until August 16).

    The new government will be inaugurated on August 16, and after that it is anybody's,  guess. But apparently the new president does NOT favor another lockdown, or border closure.

    He said that over in Cabarete, hotels as slowly re-opening and restaurants are slowly re-opening. Stores are already opened. All have social distancing and mask rules in place. And there is increased enforcement of sanitation requirements (hotels are being visited by health officials). He said that the POP area is not a hot spot for infections, but that places like Santo Domingo are hot spots.

    Again, I am only relaying what I have learned. But he is very good friends with the mayor of Cabarete, and is pretty well connected with government people.

    Things could change from their current status, but it seems unlikely to be a radical change.

    I told him that I would be inviting "lady friends" to join me for a day or night (one at a time), and he said "they will like that - no one has been able to work for several months and the people are in urgent need of cash".

    MarsMan
     

    Hope to see you soon....


    The only thing I can figure is they don't want to open for just a handful of mongers.  The early adopters like myself and Jedi are probably few and far between.

    Certainly flights (from the US) is not an issue.  There IS the issue of money.  With so many people unemployed I'm thinking a trip to the DR (or anywhere) is not on the short list for a lot of people.  Let's not forget that this virus is surging in the US and the DR.

    Quite possibly the same reason many of the resorts in Puerto Plata aren't pushing to open.
    hotels/all inclusive s run best and profitable with close to full occupancy.  paying the light bill and having coolers running like crazy full of beer trying to keep it cold for a couple mongers definitely would not be profitable. another thing, getting the girls to come back and just hang out, not earn money, could bite them in the butt in the long game.

    add to that, bringing in all the food, a lot of it is fresh food, filling the fridge 's up and then not having anybody show up is bad for the bottom line.  they would end of tossing more food than they served by the end of the week.

    add to that, like you mentioned, they could be shut back down in a week or two so i imagine they are waiting on more guidance before spending the big buck

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #10 on: July 19, 2020, 08:22:00 PM »
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  • Here's the link to the Health Affidavit that all traveler's entering the Dominican Republic must complete.  It should be handed out on the plane with the other forms that are typically completed. 

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #11 on: July 19, 2020, 08:41:31 PM »
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  • there is one question they ask on that form that they dont ask on other immigration forms.  nothing more irritating than repeating info on forms especially when you know they dont do anything with them.   taking a persons temp would do more good than anything on that form

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #12 on: July 20, 2020, 01:45:56 PM »
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    there is one question they ask on that form that they dont ask on other immigration forms.  nothing more irritating than repeating info on forms especially when you know they dont do anything with them.   taking a persons temp would do more good than anything on that form

    I suppose I could say I don't understand why they are so technologically backwards but that would be a rhetorical question.  A simple app (Mobile Passport comes to mind) could get rid of all 3 documents that are currently required.  Maybe this new government will make some much needed changes -- or not  ;D

    At least now the form is handed out on the plane, on my trip I got it handed to me by Dominican officials on the jet bridge!

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #13 on: July 20, 2020, 10:54:15 PM »
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  • the way they do things, it always seemed like they were just creating jobs.  remember when you paid your $10 for the visa, paid the guy for it, then went a small ways and gave it to another guy. lol

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #14 on: July 21, 2020, 01:02:27 PM »
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  • So the curfew begins tonight for 20 days.  7pm to 5am Monday through Friday and 5pm-5am on weekends.

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    So the curfew begins tonight for 20 days.  7pm to 5am Monday through Friday and 5pm-5am on weekends.
    man, they are really screwing it down for anybody travelling.  you best not get hungry after 5pm pm on the weekend..  or horny for that matter either

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
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    So the curfew begins tonight for 20 days.  7pm to 5am Monday through Friday and 5pm-5am on weekends.

    Mabuhay/Hola/Sawasdee Sir Jethro Gibbs !!

    Thank you for the helpful information. I have spoken this afternoon with the owner of one of the hotel/resorts over in the Cabarete area (I have known him for awhile), and he confirmed exactly what you have said. His words were:

    "The curfew is 7pm to am Monday thru Friday, and Saturdy & Sunday 5pm to 5am. Because our resort has its own dining choces, it just means that you will not be able to go out for dinner (unless you go early), and cannot go to clubs at night. Your guests will be with you during the curfew hours, so there should be no impact on you. You will want to make sure that as one guest leaves, another arrives during the open hours in the daytime. Once you are here (and I know that you will have a car) there is no reason to leave, unless you choose to go to the beach during the day, or shopping (almost all of the shops in Cabarete are open). You just need to be back before the curfew begins. As far as we know, all flights are operating normally. It is scheduled to end after August 9. You arrive after that, so we do not anticipate that this will be extended beyond then."

    So for my mid-August trip, this will have little/no impact, unless something more changes between now and then.

    My hope is that all of us Mongers will find the "workarounds" that enable us to continue to enjoy D.R. While maybe some places like BBs are choosing to not open, there are still many, many choices available. I think that your brief report from your "first boots on the ground" illustrated this so clearly. Yes, some things are still just slowly waking up. But there are still some excellent options. And I think that for a Monger who doesn't have quite as thick of a "Rolodex" (if they still make those things ...) as you or I do, that people like Sir Ralphie are "masters of websites" that can put us in contact with local talent ...

    And from what I am seeing from the eagerness of the girls to meet, and from a couple of resort/hotel owners who I know down there, the girls are quite quite hungry for funds, and eager to have an pleasurable night with us safely tucked away inside the confines of a hotel.

    For you Sosua fans, one recommendation that I have in Sosua is Casa Valeria. One block off the "main drag" (which will be shut down anyway). Beautiful little boutique hotel - only about 20 rooms. Updated beautifully. Includes a full breakfast in the room charge. And inside the four walls is a beautiful pool. They have a great bar (inside the 4 walls of the hotel, and restaurant). So you could arrive there, and never leave, and enjoy every minute of it. Their prices are very reasonable. But, you gotta bring your own "companionship" (they are "girl friendly", but there are no girls inside there to pick up). There are also similar places in Cabarete, and in Perla Marina (between Cabarete and Sosua). Maybe Sir Ralphie could give us all a quick tutorial on websites that he knows of to aid in meeting the locals ....  Hehehe (sorry to put you on the spot, Sir Ralphie).

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #17 on: July 21, 2020, 09:58:12 PM »
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  • i really dont mess with any websites outside of facebook occasionally.

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
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  • The news that I hear today is that the "old" government in power until 16 August, will issue a statement tomorrow on what is involved in the state of emergency.  The "new" government is being consulted, so hopefully there will not be a change of policy on 16 August and there will be consistency between the two governments. 

    It is likely there will be curfews, 5 pm to 5 am is being talked about, supermarkets and pharmacies will be open for a limited period (last time they closed at 4 pm)  Restaurants and bars will not be open

    One of the most controversial rumours is that beaches will be closed.  Who would go to DR if you cannot go to the beach?

    We will see tomorrow.

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
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  • Mabuhay/Hola/Sawasdee Fellow Mongers,

    Yes, the 45-day extension is in place. But the beaches are open (during the curfew hours, but who wants to go to the beaches after dark anyway?). The restaurants are open (must close by 8:00 pm, or 7:00 pm (I forget which I was told today). The shops are open. They just have to close in the evenings to minimize crowds.

    I talked today with 3 different owners down there (one owns a restaurant, two own resorts or hotels). I asked "do I have to retreat to my room at 8:00 pm?"). What I was told was that on private property (such as a hotel, or a resort), they will be allowed to do their business as usual. They will serve food and drinks to guests, etc. You just cannot go out onto the streets (but I have no interest in wandering the streets of Cabarete, or Costambar, or Sosua after dark, anyway).

    The one who is most aware of flight information said he knew of no changes to airline schedules. He said that his drivers report that planes coming in are pretty full.

    I asked about whether hotels are beginning to open, and he said "if they want to get back in business they need to open, I don't know what they are waiting for".

    So I will keep my plans for mid-August. I guess that for a Monger who likes to prowl the streets of Sosua or Puerto Plata at night, this is bad news. But I've got a pretty full list of girls - and I am going down for 4 nights and already have 5 girls lined up. Who knows, maybe I will change my flight and come back after staying a fifth night.

    Some good news for everyone, I think. Yes, we will all need to be sensitive to their rules on masks, and being out after dark, etc. But after a long drought, there is some rain.

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
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  • bb newsletter received today.  has different info in it than is being reported above and others that i have talked to with feet on the ground that agrees with what has been said in mars posting.  not sure why bb's has different info.

    did you all get the newsletter?  i would have thought somebody would have pointed out the differences being reported


    Ay Caramba....permission to get underway denied.

    Well Pirates, the powers that be (DR Government) have backtracked on some re-opening of the country's businesses this past weekend by declaring another 45 day State of Emergency for the entire country. Today (July 20th), some decrees were authorized by the Government to include the following:

    ALL businesses must close each night at 8:00 PM.
    ALL public beaches, rivers and parks are closed until further notice.
    A nightly curfew will be enforced Monday - Friday 8:00 PM - 5:00 AM, and Saturday - Sunday 5:00 PM - 5:00 Am.

    These measures will be reevaluated on August 9th 2020 by the DR Government with the hope that they can be modified or rescinded. On the bright side, still none of our employees or shipmates have contracted this virus; which we hope will continue throughout this pandemic.

    I myself, just like you Pirates, am just as anxious to get some definite dates as to when the hotel will re-open..... But, until we get some stability with case numbers here in the country, as well as, permanent government business regulations a small independent hotel like Blackbeards cannot operate successfully.

    What we do not want to do is open our doors prematurely, accept reservations from our loyal clientele who may have gone ahead with flight reservations, requested vacation time, etc...... only to be forced to close again unexpectedly; which could therefore cause a financial strain or inconvenience on you Pirates.... all of you Pirates are like Family to me.

    We will continue to provide an update (monthly) to newsletter subscribers on the hotel's status of re-opening, as well as, other important information as we know it. Again, please do not e-mail us with Availability Requests or Reservations until we announce a definite re-opening date.   

    We SHALL see each other again me Matey's and when we do it WILL be worth it.... AAAARRRGGGGHHHH



    adapt and be flexible is the key here.  obviously, they would not be able to do biz as usual, BUT, bb's could lock their gates at 8pm, keep the bar and restaurant open, work out a system where you pull a gal before 8 and the others go home, a couple of staff spend the night and keep food and booze rolling.  they could actually have some pretty wild parties
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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #21 on: July 24, 2020, 09:15:06 AM »
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    bb newsletter received today.  has different info in it than is being reported above and others that i have talked to with feet on the ground that agrees with what has been said in mars posting.  not sure why bb's has different info.

    did you all get the newsletter?  i would have thought somebody would have pointed out the differences being reported


    Ay Caramba....permission to get underway denied.

    Well Pirates, the powers that be (DR Government) have backtracked on some re-opening of the country's businesses this past weekend by declaring another 45 day State of Emergency for the entire country. Today (July 20th), some decrees were authorized by the Government to include the following:

    ALL businesses must close each night at 8:00 PM.
    ALL public beaches, rivers and parks are closed until further notice.
    A nightly curfew will be enforced Monday - Friday 8:00 PM - 5:00 AM, and Saturday - Sunday 5:00 PM - 5:00 Am.

    These measures will be reevaluated on August 9th 2020 by the DR Government with the hope that they can be modified or rescinded. On the bright side, still none of our employees or shipmates have contracted this virus; which we hope will continue throughout this pandemic.

    I myself, just like you Pirates, am just as anxious to get some definite dates as to when the hotel will re-open..... But, until we get some stability with case numbers here in the country, as well as, permanent government business regulations a small independent hotel like Blackbeards cannot operate successfully.

    What we do not want to do is open our doors prematurely, accept reservations from our loyal clientele who may have gone ahead with flight reservations, requested vacation time, etc...... only to be forced to close again unexpectedly; which could therefore cause a financial strain or inconvenience on you Pirates.... all of you Pirates are like Family to me.

    We will continue to provide an update (monthly) to newsletter subscribers on the hotel's status of re-opening, as well as, other important information as we know it. Again, please do not e-mail us with Availability Requests or Reservations until we announce a definite re-opening date.   

    We SHALL see each other again me Matey's and when we do it WILL be worth it.... AAAARRRGGGGHHHH



    adapt and be flexible is the key here.  obviously, they would not be able to do biz as usual, BUT, bb's could lock their gates at 8pm, keep the bar and restaurant open, work out a system where you pull a gal before 8 and the others go home, a couple of staff spend the night and keep food and booze rolling.  they could actually have some pretty wild parties





    Mabuhay/Hola/Sawasdee Sir Ralphie !!

    You always always always provide us such good information. Helpful. Straightforward. Well-presented.

    I think that there is CONFUSION (hoping that that is what is going on) over this beaches item. I sent a message this morning to a resort owner (personal friend), and his message is below (I blocked out his name). "All of the beaches are open".

    Then, after I had heard from the above manager this morning, I called an owner/manager of a resort near Cabarete. I gotta tell you, Fellow Mongers, at his place you can get just about the best food that I've ever eaten in DR. I SPOKE with him directly. He said "well, the beaches ARE open. Yesterday I had two guests who went to the beach in Cabarete. They didn't come back, and at 7:30 I sent one of the drivers over to find them. I was concerned that they might miss the 8:00 pm curfew. Good thing that I sent the driver, because they had lost track of time. But they got back about 10 minutes before the curfew time of 8:00 pm". As far as I know, all of the beaches are open".

    See below. Maybe these two guys are not aware of the curfew. But it sounds like there are people on the beaches, enjoying themselves.

    Hope that this helps, Sir Ralphie. And your information, comments, and your humor are ALWAYS much appreciated Sir.

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #22 on: July 24, 2020, 12:23:26 PM »
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  • Mabuhay/Hola/Sawasdee Fellow Mongers !!

    Directly from two authoritative websites:


    First, the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic posted this on their website on July 21:

    COVID-19 Measures in the Dominican Republic:
    ·         On July 20, the President of the Dominican Republic signed a decree establishing a State of Emergency for 45 days.
    ·         A new curfew began on July 21.  In Santo Domingo, and some of the other larger cities and provinces, the curfew will be from Monday through Friday from 7pm to 5am and on Saturdays and Sundays from 5pm to 5am.  In some provinces the curfew will be from 8pm to 5am every day.  Full details can be found on You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.
    ·         The Dominican Republic created a national hotline for questions relating to COVID-19 if you have been exposed or are experiencing severe symptoms.  Call *462 for further instructions, but note that English-speaking operators are limited.
    ·         Social distancing protocols have been established for a variety of activities and masks are required by law in public spaces.
    ·         Large events and public gatherings of all kinds suspended.


     
    And, second, DIRECTLY FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC website:

    COVID-19 Measures in the Dominican Republic:

    ·         On July 20, the President of the Dominican Republic signed a decree establishing a State of Emergency for 45 days.

    ·         A new curfew began on July 21.  In Santo Domingo, and some of the other larger cities and provinces, the curfew will be from Monday through Friday from 7pm to 5am and on Saturdays and Sundays from 5pm to 5am.  In some provinces the curfew will be from 8pm to 5am every day.  Full details can be found on You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.

    ·         The Dominican Republic created a national hotline for questions relating to COVID-19 if you have been exposed or are experiencing severe symptoms.  Call *462 for further instructions, but note that English-speaking operators are limited.

    ·         Social distancing protocols have been established for a variety of activities and masks are required by law in public spaces.

    ·         Large events and public gatherings of all kinds suspended

    There is no mention that "all public beaches, rivers, and parks are closed". There is no mention (as discussed earlier in this thread) that restaurants are closed.

    Clearly there is a curfew, but that was in place already. As one of my resort/restaurant owner friends told me earlier, "hotels are already open", and they should be. DR is slowly crawling back to business. Flights are going there (for now). And the chicas are hungry for $$$.

    Just sharing facts that are confirmed. What each of us chooses to do with these facts is truly an individual decision.

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #23 on: July 24, 2020, 12:25:43 PM »
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    Mabuhay/Hola/Sawasdee Fellow Mongers !!

    Directly from two authoritative websites:


    First, the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic posted this on their website on July 21:

    COVID-19 Measures in the Dominican Republic:
    ·         On July 20, the President of the Dominican Republic signed a decree establishing a State of Emergency for 45 days.
    ·         A new curfew began on July 21.  In Santo Domingo, and some of the other larger cities and provinces, the curfew will be from Monday through Friday from 7pm to 5am and on Saturdays and Sundays from 5pm to 5am.  In some provinces the curfew will be from 8pm to 5am every day.  Full details can be found on You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.
    ·         The Dominican Republic created a national hotline for questions relating to COVID-19 if you have been exposed or are experiencing severe symptoms.  Call *462 for further instructions, but note that English-speaking operators are limited.
    ·         Social distancing protocols have been established for a variety of activities and masks are required by law in public spaces.
    ·         Large events and public gatherings of all kinds suspended.


     
    And, second, DIRECTLY FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC website:

    COVID-19 Measures in the Dominican Republic:

    ·         On July 20, the President of the Dominican Republic signed a decree establishing a State of Emergency for 45 days.

    ·         A new curfew began on July 21.  In Santo Domingo, and some of the other larger cities and provinces, the curfew will be from Monday through Friday from 7pm to 5am and on Saturdays and Sundays from 5pm to 5am.  In some provinces the curfew will be from 8pm to 5am every day.  Full details can be found on You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.

    ·         The Dominican Republic created a national hotline for questions relating to COVID-19 if you have been exposed or are experiencing severe symptoms.  Call *462 for further instructions, but note that English-speaking operators are limited.

    ·         Social distancing protocols have been established for a variety of activities and masks are required by law in public spaces.

    ·         Large events and public gatherings of all kinds suspended

    There is no mention that "all public beaches, rivers, and parks are closed". There is no mention (as discussed earlier in this thread) that restaurants are closed.

    Clearly there is a curfew, but that was in place already. As one of my resort/restaurant owner friends told me earlier, "hotels are already open", and they should be. DR is slowly crawling back to business. Flights are going there (for now). And the chicas are hungry for $$$.

    Just sharing facts that are confirmed. What each of us chooses to do with these facts is truly an individual decision.

    MarsMan

    My apology Fellow Mongers, I pasted the wrong thing. THIS is from the President's website:

    President Danilo Medina established a different curfew throughout the national territory, starting tomorrow, for a period of 20 days, through decree 266-20, due to the recent epidemiological evolution of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    The provision of the Executive Branch establishes the curfew from Monday to Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. in the District Nacional and the provinces Santiago, San Cristóbal, La Vega, Puerto Plata, Duarte, San Pedro de Macorís, La Romana, San Juan de la Maguana, La Altagracia, Azua, Monsignor Nouel, Sánchez Ramírez and María Trinidad Sánchez.

    Meanwhile, the curfew will be every day of the week from 8:00 at night to 5:00 in the morning in the provinces of Espaillat, Peravia, Barahona, Monte Plata, Valverde, Hermanas Mirabal, Monte Cristi, Samaná, Bahoruco , Hato Mayor, El Seibo, Dajabón, Santiago Rodríguez, San José de Ocoa, Elías Piña, Independencia and Pedernales.

    The measure responds to the differences between the geographical demarcations of the country regarding the level of contagion and the positivity rate, which requires a different treatment to achieve greater effectiveness in the implementation of public policies to combat COVID-19.

    Mandatory use of masks is ratified

    The decree released to the media and citizens by the government spokesman and general director of Communication, Roberto Rodríguez Marchena, through his Twitter account @RodrigMarchena, also ratified the mandatory use of a mask in public places and in private places for public use as a measure to control the spread.

    Failure to comply with the use of a mask will be sanctioned with the provisions established by the General Health Law.

    MarsMan

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    Re: Possible another 45 day quarantine
    « Reply #24 on: July 24, 2020, 08:36:49 PM »
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  • According to an Instagram post by the Dominican Civil Defense, all beaches are open subject to social distancing requirements. 

    Public pools, lakes and rivers are closed on a national level.

    Here's another good source of factual information (and also confirms the above info):

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