Local October 1, 2022 | 12:05 pm

Haitians use the Las Américas airport as a bridge to travel to Central America

Santo Domingo, DR.
Amid the social and political crisis suffered by the Haitian people, dozens of Haitian nationals are using the José Francisco Peña Gómez International Airport of the Americas as a bridge to travel to other countries.

Notorious affluence of passengers from that country lined up this Friday, in front of the new Arajet airline’s counters, on the terminal’s second level to board and travel to Mexico and other Central American nations.

Foreigners also use Copa Airlines, Aeroméxico, Avianca, and American Airlines flights to Miami, Florida, to leave the country.

According to data offered by authorities of the General Direction of Migration in this terminal, the flow of Haitian nationals in the last few weeks to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia has increased considerably.

Haitians enter the country on regular flights arriving at the terminals of Las Americas and El Higüero, Dr. Joaquín Balaguer, in Santo Domingo from Port-au-Prince.

In the flights from Port-au-Prince regularly operated by the Air Century, Sky Cana, and Sunrise Airways airlines,  in addition to Haitian passengers, there are also arriving travelers of other nationalities, such as Americans and French residents on the island.

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October 1, 2022 2:21 pm

Is there anything wrong with Haitians or any other nationality leaving from Las Americas ?? it seems to me that if they are legally in the DR and have the entry requirements to go to any other country then we should be happy that we can be of neighbourly assistance

Ramon Garcia
October 2, 2022 7:50 am

What they are using is the new Dominican Airlines that travels to South and Central America. Nothing wrong with that, except that their would be using the Dominican visa go to these places and then try to reach the United States. Eventually that will create some issues between DR and those Latin countries.

October 3, 2022 4:21 pm

Visa is needed Mexico