March 18

Excellence Resorts announced today that it will close its two properties in the Dominican Republic on a temporary basis due to the coronavirus.

Due to growing concerns over COVID-19 (Coronavirus) throughout the globe, the Government of the Dominican Republic has announced closing of all of its borders to incoming flights for 15 days. Consequently, Excellence Resorts has made the difficult decision to temporarily close its two resort properties in the country: Excellence Punta Cana (announced on Monday) as well as Excellence El Carmen. The resorts will close beginning on Friday, March 20, with plans to reopen on June 5, 2020.

“We have decided to close our country’s borders by air, land and sea” stated Dominican Republic’s President, Danilo Medina, on Tuesday. In an effort to stop the propagation of the virus, Mr. Medina has also banned local and international activities including cultural, artistic and sports events as well as entertainment venues like bars and clubs, among others.

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