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Travel Update – COVID19 Vaccines in the Dominican Republic

Work on the COVID vaccine has been thankfully quick, and there are a few variants being rolled out globally. Travelers are vital to the Dominican Republic, and getting vaccines to the island is an important part of helping visitors feel safe. First Vaccine Delivery The first vaccine delivery of 20,000 Oxford University-AstraZeneca was received…

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March 16, 2021

Where can I get a COVID PCR Test in Punta Cana?

You’ve made it this far and you’re sitting with the sand between your toes on the beaches of Punta Cana. All thoughts of 2020 and pandemic have disappeared as you watch the waves. The air is fresh and the salty breeze dances on your sun kissed skin. You’re in paradise! There’s only one thing in…

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January 5, 2021

BOP Travel Update

As we look forward to new adventures in Punta Cana in 2021, we bring you the latest travel update for the Dominican Republic, with all information on COVID regulations, which are in effect until May 16: Curfew Hours: Curfew hours are in effect. The hours are: Monday to Friday from 10pm to 5am Saturdays and…

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January 2, 2021

We’re Finally Ready for a New Season in Punta Cana!

No one could have guessed that 2020 would change travel so much! Here in Punta Cana, the usually busy international airport has been quiet, and hotels were shut down seemingly overnight. With many relying on tourism to feed their families, it has been a difficult few months for the local people. Despite all of the…

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November 18, 2020

Punta Cana is Open! Welcome Back!

We are happy to welcome back our guests from July 1 as the first flights start arriving to Punta Cana. After months of uncertainty for all of us, finally we can get back to doing what we love most! We’re busy doing last minute preparations for you to ensure that your visit is safe and…

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June 30, 2020

BOP Cares – COVID-19 and the Community

During our travels, we meet a wide range of people from all walks of life. Often there are options to visit local communities to see how they live, which is often to a much simpler standard than our own. Many of these communities rely solely on tourism to support their families. When there are no…

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May 21, 2020

Why Punta Cana Should Be Your First Vacation After Lockdown

Most of us have been on lockdown since March due to the COVD-19 pandemic. Many of us have found it incredibly difficult to stay home, even though we know it is the best thing to do right now. We’re all dreaming of the day that we can visit friends and family as normal, and some…

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May 15, 2020

When will flights to Punta Cana Resume?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic millions of vacations to Punta Cana were cancelled. Tourism is one of the most important sources of income for locals in the area. Everyone is eagerly waiting to find out when flights will resume, so they can reschedule their vacation! The Dominican Republic has been voted the number one travel…

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May 7, 2020

How BOP is Preparing for Future Tourism after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world, and stopped tourism globally in an instant. No one could have prepared for travel to be restricted completely as it has been with this crisis. Airlines have grounded their fleets, hotels have closed, and excursions are no longer operating, as everyone is ordered to stay at home. Tourism…

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May 1, 2020

BOP Cares – Helping the Punta Cana Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

BOP Cares is a foundation based in Holland which is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable communities in the Punta Cana area. These communities often need regular support for basic necessities such as food, clothing, medication, and more. Under ‘normal’ circumstances, these families are struggling to survive, and they certainly aren’t equipped to deal with…

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April 24, 2020

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