Dominica Launches Health-Certified Tourism/
In early October, Discover Dominica launched the Campaign “Safe in Nature”. The idea is that the state has certified various hotels, transport, spas, restaurants, attractions for safety.
The Discover Dominica authorities explained that “Safe in Nature is essentially a "tourism bubble" within which specific activities can take place in accordance with action plans submitted by the properties which (i) detail activities to be undertaken, transportation procedures, select locations, protocols to be adhered to, personnel assigned, and (ii) have been approved by the ministry of health, wellness and new health investment prior to commencement. This creates a tourism bubble which is exclusive to cohorts of guests only."
With this step, Dominica attracts tourists to return to the island. Certified hotels include: Jungle Bay, Secret Bay, Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica, which also participate in the Citizenship by Investment Program.
According to Hans Schilders, President of the Dominica Hotels and Tourism Association, “Dominica is ready to safely welcome guests back to its shores.' Schilders stressed: "Priority one is national health safety - there is no discussion on that topic. Priority two is - we try to bring new visitors to Dominica."
Despite the pandemic that gripped the world, Dominica did not stop accepting documents from foreign investors for the Citizenship by Investment program.
“Anichi Resort and Spa continued during the pandemic; Jungle Bay used the opportunity of the shutdown to complete the property. They have built additional villas, a new restaurant, additional swimming pool and other amenities. The Hilton Curio, based in Salisbury , they have ramped up construction, and they are doing very well. The housing never stopped, the Marigot hospital continued, the health centres continued,” said Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.