Transit restrictions for Cubans will begin on April 30 in the Dominican

Pulse between Havana and Santo Domingo for the transit visa for Cubans

The information released by the official agency Latin Press on the abolition of the visa for Cubans in transit to the Dominican Republic has been refuted by a diplomat from that country in a statement to 14ymedio. According to this source, the issue “is still being discussed in high diplomatic circles between the Embassy of the Dominican Republic and the Cuban Government.”

Prensa Latina claims to have had access to resolution 09-2022 of the Dominican General Directorate of Migration (DGM), signed on May 12 by its director, Enrique García, according to which “citizens of Cuban nationality in transit or transshipment for the Dominican, they will not need to have a visa issued by the authorities of this country”. However, this resolution does not appear on the DGM portal.

Two days ago, the page Cuban Directory published that, in a call, the DGM I had assured them that “resolution number 6, which entered into force on April 30, is the one that applies to the case of the Cuban scale.”

An official from the Dominican consulate in Havana assured this newspaper that the visa is not necessary “on a technical scale, less than 12 hours.”

Hours later, however, an official from the Dominican consulate in Havana assured this newspaper that the visa is not necessary “on a technical scale, less than 12 hours.” The transit visa, he asserted, “is not being given.”

The contradictory information currently circulating seems to indicate the existence of a pulse between the two countries. The regime in Havana wants to lift the obstacles to the massive migration of Cubans, who fly to Santo Domingo to continue later to Nicaragua, where they do not need a visa, and by land to the United States.

Instead, the Dominican Republic collaborates with Washington, as do Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia, to stop the unstoppable exodus caused by the elimination of the visa for Nicaragua, agreed between Miguel Díaz-Canel and Daniel Ortega on November 30.

In the face of the migration crisis, Panama announced, in March, the obligation of a visa for Cubans. This caused hundreds of people to surround the embassy in Havana and demand a solution.

In mid-February, Copa announced a suspension of ticket sales to and from Cuba. The Panamanian airline maintains six daily flights from Panama City to Havana and two weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to the Abel Santamaría International Airport in Santa Clara.

In that same month, Costa Rica introduced an identical measure –although in this case it also affected Nicaraguans and Venezuelans– that also provoked a strong rejection among Cubans who already had a ticket purchased to San José.


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