Airports and International Airlines
Various scheduled and chartered flights go to the
Dominican Republic like: American Airlines, Continental
Airlines and JetBlue from the US; Air Canada, Sky Service,
Air Transat from Canada; ThomsonFly from Great Britain;
Condor and Air Berlin from Ger-many; Edelweiss and BelAir from
Switzer-land; MartinAir from The Netherlands; Iberia from Spain; Air France from France.
The major ports of entry are: Santo Domin-go (SDQ),
Puerto Plata (POP), Punta Cana (PUJ), Santiago de los
Caballeros (STI), La Romana (LRM), and Samana (AZS).
In general, foreigners travelling to the Dominican
Republic need a valid passport or equivalent national
identity document. All non-resident travelers need to
show a round trip ticket as proof of their departure.
Citizens of the US, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Great
Britain and several others do not need a visa. You are
allowed to enter the country after purchasing a tourist
card for USD 10.- The tourist card allows you to stay
for 30 days. A scaled charge applies for longer stays.
Please contact the local embassy in charge or your state
department for more detailed information. Usually, there
is also an airport tax of USD 20.- to be paid when
Compared to other Caribbean countries, the Dominican
Republic is still one of the safest
places. Travelers should follow the common rules for
being in a foreign country like: do not carry
valuables or expensive jewelry, take just small amounts
of cash with you, avoid lonely, dark streets and in
bigger cities certain districts at night.
No particular immunization is required by law for
traveling to the Dominican Republic. You may decide to
get vaccinations – please contact your doctor for more
We recommend that you purchase travel cancellation
insurance, baggage insurance and travel health