Getting Here

Entry Requirements

Most visitors arriving to the Dominican Republic–including those from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, the European Union, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, 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. Starting November 29, 2020, the Dominican Republic will adopt a new electronic system providing digital versions of the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Boarding/Disembarking forms, combined in a single digital form. All passengers entering and departing the country will be required to fill out and submit their digital forms through the Electronic Ticket Portal either before or upon their arrival to the country. Between November 29 and December 31, 2020, the Dominican authorities will accept both types of registrations to enter the country: the current one through physical forms, and the new one through the digital system. As of January 1, 2021, the use of digital forms will be mandatory. For additional information, please visit: https://viajerodigital.mitur.gob.do/

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 and upload required documents here, to be paid online before departure or at the airport’s immigration section–after check-in and past security–upon departure.

Aligning with the launch of the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan on September 15th, travelers no longer need to provide a negative PCR or COVID-19 test upon arrival. Instead, airports and other ports of entry will perform a quick, aleatory breath test to between 3% and 10% of passengers, and all those who present symptoms, upon arrival. All passengers will also need to perform a temperature check.

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 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. (DR time, GMT-4).

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 of 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 or from other authorized countries 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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