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Canadian Photographer Jailed In The Dominican Republic For Huge Drug Seizure

Canadian photographer Brittney Wojcik-Harrison was detained alongside 5 other passengers and five Pivot Airlines crew members on April 5th, after $25 million worth of cocaine was found inside the aircraft. Ms Wojcik-Harrison, the flight crew and all other passengers remained in a Punta Cana jail for three weeks, even though there is little to no …

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One Person Missing And 17 Provinces On Alert For Heavy Rains In Dominican Republic

One person has gone missing and several hundred people have been evacuated amidst heavy rains in the Dominican Republic this week, which have persisted for three days already. The country’s weather service has placed 17 regions on high alert as a result of the intense precipitation. The rainfall is expected to continue until Tuesday night …

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Dominican Republic Airport Will Be Closed For 10 Days Due To Renovations

Airport officials will temporarily close down Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperon Airport for a 10-day period in order to renovate its runway. The airport, which sees flights from various U.S destinations including New York, will undergo a routine renovation of its landing strip to ensure it stays in optimal condition. Once the repairs are complete, the …

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New Low Cost Flights Announced From The U.S. To The Dominican Republic

This spring, the Dominican airline AraJetis set to launch low-cost flights from Santo Domingo to a host of destinations, including the USA. The airline will launch in May as the Caribbean’s first Ultra Low-Cost Carrier. The airline was founded by Victor Pacheco Mendez and co-founded by Mike Powell, who was formerly the CFO for Wizz …

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Up To 20 Tropical Storms And Hurricanes Could Affect The Dominican Republic Over Next Few Months

The Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be unusually strong this year in the Dominican Republic. Since early April, some meteorologists have been predicted that the upcoming hurricane season may arrive earlier than expected, with up to 20 tropical storms in the long-term forecast. The bleak forecast coincides with a period of heavy rain in …

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JetBlue Vows To Improve Service To Dominican Republic After Multiple Complaints

After facing complaints about delayed flights and staff shortages, JetBlue has announced that it wants to improve the quality of its services on flights to the Dominican Republic. JetBlue is one of the largest low-cost U.S airlines and operates more flights to the Caribbean island than any of its competitors. The announcement comes as JetBlue …

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Coral Costa Caribe Resort Reopens In The Dominican Republic After Extensive Renovation 

After going through an extensive renovation program, the Coral Costa Caribe Hotel has finally reopened its doors to tourists headed to the Dominican Republic. The hotel is one of the most prominent resorts in the Juan Dolio region offering guests a selection of high-quality rooms and entertainment options. Known for its 24h all-inclusive approach, the …

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Punta Cana Named As One Of The Top Destinations For American Travelers This Summer

The international travel insurance company Allianz has revealed that Punta Cana is one of the leading international destinations for American travelers this summer. The Caribbean continues to dominate Americans’ summer vacation plans, with the Dominican Republic in 5th place, up three spots from last year. Alongside other popular Caribbean destinations like Cancún, the Dominican Republic …

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Dominican Republic Removes All Entry Requirements Including Random Testing

As of this week, the Dominican Republic has taken a step closer to post-pandemic normality with the announcement that it would no longer test unvaccinated travelers. Until now, unvaccinated tourists were administered random breathalyzer tests upon entry. Last Monday, the Civil Aviation Board announced that the country would no longer perform random testing even for …

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Man Dies After Speedboat Catches Fire In The Dominican Republic

One passenger died and three were seriously injured when a speedboat caught fire while en route to Saona, a popular island destination in the province of Altagracía. The accident, which took place last Wednesday, is currently under investigation by local authorities who are trying to determine the cause of the fire. The passengers were transporting …

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