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In reversal stunned Venezuelans flock to Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- In a reversal of the flow during the 1970s and 80s, more than 88,000 Venezuelans have come to the Dominican Republic this year alone, stunned by Caracas’ economic and political crisis, local media report based on Immigration Agency data at Las Americas International Airport.

From January 1 to October 30, 88,086 Venezuelan passengers, including tourists, have arrived in the country this year.

Of that number 56,187 arrived at Las Americas, and the rest at the terminals in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata.

Many of the Venezuelan travelers, including entrepreneurs, professionals, athletes and workers, come to Dominican territory in transit to toward other nations such as Canada, US, Spain, France, Germany, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

The Venezuelan exodus to the Dominican Republic and other destinations is attributed to Venezuela recent economic and political crisis.


The relatively high number of Venezuelans is a reversal of Dominicans flocking to Venezuela in the 1970s and 1980s, during the peak of the South American country’s oil boom, while led to strong ties between Caracas and Santo Domingo.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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