Starting April 1, all passengers entering and departing the country will be required to fill out and submit their digital forms through the E-TICKET Portal
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, March 3, 2021 – In an effort to optimize passenger entry and exit process in the country, as well as help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Dominican Republic has implemented a new electronic system combining digital versions of the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration, and International Boarding/Disembarking forms, in one single digital form. To facilitate the transition between the physical forms and the new digital one through the Electronic Ticket Portal, until March 31, 2021, the authorities will accept both forms. As of April 1, 2021, the use of digital forms will be mandatory.
“Since we launched the E-Ticket in November 2020, we have been testing the platform and receiving valuable feedback from passengers who have used it. So far, we have carried out over 500 trainings and have updated and improved the platform to ensure that as of April 1, there won’t be any setbacks,” said David Collado, Dominican Republic Minister of Tourism.
Please find a quick guide and some frequently asked questions below to prepare travelers for their next trip to the Dominican Republic:
- Where can I access E-TICKET platform?
To access the E-ticket platform, you must visit this link: https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/ available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian. The form will ask for general information such as your passport number, residence address, and the address of where you will be staying while in the Dominican Republic, as well as general customs information and a traveler’s health affidavit. Passengers will need to fill out a form for arrival and another one for departure and the system will generate two QR codes. Dominican airports have free internet access so that passengers who did not fill out the form before flying can do so when they arrive in the country. To save time during the arrival procedure, we recommend filling out the form 72 hours before the trip, printing or making a screenshot of the QR code and keeping it on hand until arrival, where it will be scanned by the authorities when passengers go through Customs. The QR code will not be scanned during departure, but it is a confirmation that the form was completed correctly.
- When traveling with family, does each member have to complete their own form?
Families traveling together can complete a single form including information of each family member (up to 7 people in total). The Migration and Public Health forms must be completed for both adults and children traveling; however, only adults are required to complete the Customs Declaration. Once submitted, a single QR code will be generated for the entire family.
- What happens if the form is not completed before the trip?
We recommend filling out the form 72 hours before the flight; however, Dominican airports have free wireless internet access so that passengers who did not fill out the form before flying can do so when they arrive in-country. It is essential to complete the form before going through Migration.
- What happens if once the form is submitted, travel plans change?
If travel plans change after the form has been submitted, the form will have to be completed again. The last form submitted will be taken into account.
- Where can I find more information?
To find an explanatory video and answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit the following link available in English and Spanish: https://viajerodigital.mitur.gob.do/
To obtain information on the latest travel protocols that are being implemented in the Dominican Republic related to COVID-19, please visit: www.godominicanrepublic.com/coronavirus and www.drtravelcenter.com For more information on hotels, attractions, activities and to begin planning your Dominican adventure, please visit www.GoDominicanRepublic.com.
About Dominican Republic
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical and paradisiacal country boasts nearly 1,000 miles of coastline, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options. Here you can dance to the pulse pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches.
Known for our warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich cultural experiences like music, art and festivals, plus uniquely Dominican specialties such as cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, merengue, amber and larimar.
Dominican Republic features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike. Visit Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website at: www.GoDominicanRepublic.com
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