The tourist entrepreneur Rafael Blanco Canto called on Francisco Domínguez Brito to practice responsible politics and not put at risk the more than 300 thousand jobs that this sector generates, on which more than 1 million people depend.
Blanco Canto considered that the call made by the member of the political committee of the PLD to increase controls at Dominican airports is lacking a scientific and statistical basis, since the evidence shows that the incidence of the pandemic is very low and that the positivity of outgoing tourists is almost zero.
“I do not think it is correct to say that in order for us to stop the pandemic, we must put more controls at airports; the reality of Santo Domingo and some cities in the country is not the reality of the tourist poles and the nation needs tourism to recover so that we can all return to normality ”, declared Blanco Canto.
The businessman assured that the Dominican Republic is an example in the world of how to correctly handle the pandemic in the tourism sector.
He added that 70% of the tourists who come to the country come from the United States, where more than 90% of the population is vaccinated, so proposing these measures is an attack on the welfare of the country