Dominican Republic

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Vaccinated are exempted from testing.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Find more details on official websites.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Dominican Republic?

+289 New COVID cases in Dominican Republic
+2 New COVID deaths in Dominican Republic
51.22% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

Basic facts about Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic is a small country located in Caribbean. The capital of Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo and the most spoken language is Spanish. The national currency in Dominican Republic is Dominican peso (DOP).

What taxi apps are available in Dominican Republic?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Dominican Republic.

You can use Uber in 7 cities: Higuey, La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, San Pedro de Macoris, Santiago, Santo Domingo. Bolt is not available in Dominican Republic.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate.

Practical information

Dominican peso (DOP)Official currency
1 EUR~64.09 DOP
1 USD~56.65 DOP

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Dominican Republic?

The official language of Dominican Republic is Spanish. Traveling across Dominican Republic if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Dominican Republic was ranked 48th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Dominican Republic?

There are 2 common plug types used in Dominican Republic:

Type A 110 V, 60 Hz  Type B 110 V, 60 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Dominican Republic?

Currently, citizens of 106 countries can enter Dominican Republic without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Dominican Republic?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Dominican Republic.

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

Is it safe in Dominican Republic?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On October 25, 2021, the risk level for Dominican Republic was changed to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.

Emergency phones in Dominican Republic

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Dominican Republic?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

All arriving passengers 18 years or older are allowed their personal effects free of duties.

Alcohol

  • 1L of spirits or 1L of wine

Tobacco

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 227g of tobacco

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

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