Getting Here

Entry Requirements

Most visitors arriving to the Dominican Republic–including those from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, the European Union, Mexico, many South American countries, Central America, Japan, Israel (see the full list of countries here)–only need a passport with a minimum validity of the duration of their stay to enter the country. The cost of the 30-day tourist card previously paid separately, is now included in the airline ticket.

As of July 1, all airports and tourism activities in the Dominican Republic have reopened. In addition to the immigration and customs forms, passengers will be required to fill out and submit a Traveler’s Health Affidavit, which will be provided by the airline or by Dominican authorities upon arrival. If staying beyond 30 days, expect an additional fee upon departure–determined on a sliding scale according to the total length of your stay. See the applicable fees here, to be paid at the airport’s immigration section–after check-in and past security–upon departure.

As of July 30 and until further notice, all those wishing to enter the country will be asked to provide a negative PCR (or Polymerase Chain Reaction) test result from the last five days. If no proof of testing is available government personnel will perform a rapid test at no additional cost to the passenger upon arrival. The rapid diagnostic test that will be carried out at Dominican airports provides reliable results through blood serology analysis in less than 10 minutes. Passengers younger than five years and crew members are exempted of this new requirement, which is added to a series of previously announced preventive measures in the tourism sector.

For more information, please visit https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/ where you will be able to find all relevant information about the measures implemented in the country’s tourism industry. We also encourage you to visit the Travel Resource Center where you will be able to read the Frequently Asked Questions section, contact us through a form or chat with us to ask any questions from 9am until 6pm (DR time).

Visas

The Dominican Republic issues tourist, business, work, student, and residency visas. Tourist visas can be issued for one or several entries and can be extended to 60 days.  Any person, regardless of their nationality, can visit Dominican Republic if they are a legal resident or, if they have one of the following valid visas in their passport: United States, Canada, United Kingdom or Schengen. Travelers who do not have a passport or visa from countries listed above will need to apply for a visa. To issue a visa the passport needs to have a validity of at least six (6) months.

Consult this complete list for citizens who need to request a Tourist Visa at Dominican consulates abroad.

The departure tax is US$20. It is already included in your airline ticket fare.

Be sure to always check for up-to-date requirements before traveling.

Customs

You are allowed to bring the following into the Dominican Republic:

  1. A maximum of 20 packs of cigarettes, 25 cigars, or 200 grams of tobacco; and
  2. Up to three (3) liters total of wine, beer, rum, whisky, or liquor.
  3. You may also bring in gifts of a value of up to US$500 (five hundred United States dollars) once every three months.

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