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HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT VISA REQUIREMENTS?
No visa is required for stays shorter than 30 days. For our trips, you'll need to obtain a tourist card upon arrival at the airport for $10. These allow travelers to remain in the country for up to 30 days. Also a valid American passport is required just like any other international trip.More info on this here.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Travel insurance can minimize the considerable financial risks of traveling: accidents, illness, missed flights, canceled tours, lost baggage, theft, terrorism, travel-company bankruptcies, emergency evacuation, and getting your body home if you die.
ARE YOU FOLLOWING ANY COVID-19 SPECIAL PROTOCOLS?
The Dominican government and the Ministry of Tourism have set some special protocols for the industry in order for tourists to remain safe.From the very airport, between 3 and 10% of all visitors are given a quick test.
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
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 administer 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. Passengers who present symptoms or whose test results are positive will be isolated and attended at authorized locations. Prior to departure, travelers should confirm with their airline provider and airport of origin regarding any testing or other related requirements for inbound flights to the Dominican Republic, or necessary requirements needed upon arrival in their country of origin
WHAT IS THE TRAVELER'S HEALTH AFFIDAVIT?
Traveler’s Health Affidavit: As part of the immigration and customs forms provided by the airline or by Dominican authorities, passengers will be required to fill out and submit a Traveler’s Health Affidavit until December 31, 2020. Through this form, passengers declare they have not felt any COVID-19 related symptoms in the last 72 hours and provide contact details for the next 30 days. As of January 1, 2021, the use of digital forms (E-Ticket) will be mandatory.
WHAT IS AN E-TICKET?
As of November 29, 2020, all foreign and Dominican passengers entering or leaving Dominican Republic must complete the electronic entry and exit form, which combines the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms. Between November 29 and December 31, 2020, 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. The form can be accessed through the following link: https://eticket.migracion.gob.do. Passengers will need to fill out a form for arrival and another one for departure and the system will generate two QR codes that will be scanned by the authorities at the port of entry and during departure. 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, to print or make a screenshot of the QR code and to keep it on hand until departure. For additional information, please visit: https://viajerodigital.mitur.gob.do