By Caribbean News Global
LONDON England – The Commonwealth of Dominica is set to reopening its borders to foreign visitors from August 7, 2020, Denise Charles, the minister for tourism, international transport and maritime initiatives, announced recently, “as part of phase two of the reopening of borders – if all goes well.” Nationals were allowed to return home from July 15.
The government has been cautious about reopening borders, especially as the island specialises in ecotourism that promotes respiratory health and suits social distancing requirements. All travellers are required to abide by new travel protocols for safe entry. Firstly, tourists and nationals must obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) result recorded 24 to 72 hours before arriving in Dominica.
The completion of an online questionnaire is required at least 24 hours in advance and clearance to travel. On arrival in Dominica foreign visitors will undergo a series of checks, including a rapid test screening. Should passengers present COVID signals including a positive test result, they will be quarantined at a government facility or a certified hotel.
Dominica has had no COVID-19 deaths and only 18 COVID-19 cases. It is one of the least affected countries in the world and features on the United Kingdom’s quarantine-free list.
Dominica is the Nature Isle of the Caribbean and attracts unconventional visitors seeking intimacy, adventures and eco-luxury experiences.
Dominica has the world’s best Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme, established in 1993, and according to the past three consecutive issues of the CBI Index, released annually by Professional Wealth Management (PWM) – a publication from the Financial Times.
Dominica is one of the top 20 destinations of the future – the Nature Isle of the Caribbean with a thriving ecotourism industry. Qualifying investments of at least US$200,000 is available. Alternatively, applicants can make a one-off contribution of at least US$100,000 to the Economic Diversification Fund.
On June 24, the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica expanded the definition of ‘dependant’ under its Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme. The changes allow main applicants to add previously unqualifying adult children, parents, grandparents, and siblings. All dependants aged 16 or over must still pass due diligence checks to qualify.
Dominica excels at transparency, integrity, and transformative impact on the native population. The CBI Index, published by the Financial Times’ PWM magazine, ranks Dominica as the best country for citizenship by investment.