DO YOU NEED A VISA TO TRAVEL TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?

December 10, 2019




DO YOU NEED A VISA TO TRAVEL TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Most tourists do not need a visa to travel to the Dominican Republic, but will enter the country on a 30-day tourist visa that is automatically included in your airfare.

If you have been to the Dominican Republic before and remember that you used to pay US$ 10 to purchase a tourist visa upon your arrival at the airport, please note that this is no longer necessary.

Tourists from the following countries do not need to apply to a visa to travel to the Dominican Republic:

  • Acrotiri and Dhekelia (United Kingdom)
  • American Samoa Island (United States)
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla (United Kingdom)
  • Antigua and Bermuda
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bostwana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cayman Island (United Kingdom)
  • Cocos Island (Australia)
  • Colombia
  • Cook Islands (New Zealand)
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Falkland or Falkland Islands (United Kingdom)
  • Faroe Islands (Denmark)
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana (France)
  • French Polynesia (France)
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar (United Kingdom)
  • Greece
  • Greenland (Denmark)
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe (France)
  • Guam (United States)
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Hawaii (United States)
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong (valid for holders of the special passport of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (valid for holders of the special passport of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China)
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique (France)
  • Mauritius
  • Mayen (Norway)
  • Mayotte (France)
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Monaco
  • Montserrat (United Kingdom)
  • Namibia
  • Nativity Island (Australia)
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands (comprising Holland, Curacao and San Marteen)
  • Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands Antilles)
  • New Caledonia (France)
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue (New Zealand)
  • Norfolk Islands (Australia)
  • Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Palau Island (United States)
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico (United States)
  • Qatar
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Reunion (France)
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Helena (United Kingdom)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom)
  • Scotland (United Kingdom)
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Spain
  • St. Croix (United States)
  • St. John (United States)
  • St. Thomas (States United)
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard (Norway)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tokelau (New Zealand)
  • Tokelau Islands
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • United States of America
  • Vanuatu Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Venezuela – Visa is necessary starting from Dec. 16, 2019
  • Wales (United Kingdom) 
  • Wallis and Futuna (France)

Tourists from the following countries must apply for a visa to travel to the Dominican Republic and should contact the Dominican embassy or consulate in their country – or the nearest embassy/consulate if one is not available in the immediate country: 

  • Abkhazia (de facto independent of Georgia)
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Congo (Kinshasa)
  • Congo Democratic Republic
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • East Timor
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo (Serbia)
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nagorno-Karabakh (de facto independent within Azerbaijan)
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfo
  • North Korea
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine (National Authority of Palestine)
  • Papua New Guinea
  • People's Republic of China
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn (France)
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Somaliland (de facto independent within Somalia)
  • South Georgia (United Kingdom)
  • South Ossetia (de facto independent within Georgia)
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Transnistria (de facto independent within Moldova)
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zaire
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe  

The following travelers do not need a tourist card or a visa: Dominican residents, visas and nationalized.

Foreign diplomatic and consular officials accredited in the country, while they perform their duties and enter on a official mission.

Passengers using non-commercial private aviation, as long as the passengers and the aircraft meet the following requirements: Whether for sports, recreational, executive, tourist and business reasons, weighing no more than thirty thousand pounds (30,000) or with capacity up to a maximum of 12 passengers.

Foreigners with a border inhabitant card, which authorizes them to enter and leave in the same day of the national territory of the Dominican Republic. In Article 78 of Regulation no. 631-11, of the General Migration Law no. 285-04, it is specified that the use of this card will only be valid in the Dominican border province that is bordering on the residence in Haiti of the cardholder. Otherwise, you must purchase the Tourist Card.

Visitors arriving in the country by air are exempt from including the Tourist Card: Air tickets with point of sale in the Dominican Republic; and air tickets purchased by passengers in transit, whose final destination is not the Dominican Republic.   

The information on this page is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the Dominican embassy/consulate in your country or with your travel agent upon purchasing your airfare to make sure whether or not you need a visa to travel to the Dominican Republic.


 

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