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Playa Hotels and Resorts is reopening its all-inclusive properties in the Cap Cana enclave of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. 

The Sanctuary Cap Cana resort, which is managed by Playa, is reopening on July 15, according to the company. 

The company’s newest resorts, Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana and Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, are both reopening on July 22. 

Playa also announced a pair of other resorts in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region slated to debut the same date: the Panama Jack Resorts Cancun and the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta. 

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The Bahamas has updated its COVID-19 testing protocols for visitors to the destination. 

Travelers must now present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 10 days of arrival. 

The proof of negative result is part of the required Bahamas Health Visa application all travelers must fill out. 

Tests more than 10 days old will not be accepted, officials said. 

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The Bahamas has launched a new mobile app for visitors to the destination. 

The launch, which coincides with the destination’s reopening for tourism on July 1, includes downloadable island guides, flight charter request processing and even recommendations based on the user’s geo-location in The Bahamas. 

There’s a guide for 16 different island destinations in The Bahamas, from activities and events to transportation options. 

And the “flight charter request” component means it’s “easier than ever to charter inter-island flights.”


The Bahamas is open for tourism, and major air carriers have officially returned to the destination. 

Southwest Airlines kicked off the return with the resumption of daily flights from Baltimore to Nassau on July 1. 

On July 2, New York City-based carrier JetBlue Airways relaunched a pair of routes to The Bahamas, its first service since the beginning of the pandemic. 

JetBlue’s Bahamas relaunch included flights from both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to The Bahamas. 

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Delta is adding what the carrier is calling a “significant amount of capacity” to the Latin America and Caribbean region, the carrier announced. 

The move comes in response to a growing number of destinations that have reopened their borders to tourism, and “increased demand for leisure travel.”

And it will be a major boost for the Caribbean relaunched service to destinations including Cancun, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Nassau, The Bahamas; St Thomas and Punta Cana. 

The Mexican Caribbean, the US Virgin Islands and Jamaica have already reopened their borders to tourists. 

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