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 valid passport to enter the country. The cost of the 30-day tourist card previously paid separately, is now included in the airline ticket.
The new electronic form replaces the Traveler’s Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms. Passengers will need to fill out a form for arrival and another one for departure and the system will generate two QR codes. The e-ticket can be filled out before the trip or before going through Immigration at the Dominican airport. We recommend filling out the forms 72 hours before the trip, printing or making a screenshot of the QR code and keeping it on hand during arrival for the Customs authorities to scan it. The QR code will not be scanned during departure, but it is a confirmation that the form was completed correctly. If you need to make a change to the form, you must fill it out again. To access the form: https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/ For more information: https://viajerodigital.mitur.gob.do/en/home-en/
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. More information here.
WHO IS EXEMPT FROM NEEDING A TOURIST CARD OR VISA?
- DR residents and Dominican nationals.
- Foreigners arriving from Argentina, Chile, South Korea, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Peru, and Uruguay.
- Diplomatic and Consular staff with assigned missions in the country, while they remain on duty.
- Passengers using private, noncommercial aviation as long as the aircraft fulfills the following requirements: the trip must be for sport, leisure, tourism and business purposes, and the aircraft must not weigh more than thirty thousand (30,000) pounds and have a maximum capacity of 12 passengers.