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In the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is the Second biggest nation, sharing the Hispaniola island with Haiti in the west. This country is perfect for enjoying a beach and tropical atmosphere with direct flights from the most active cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Latin America. The Dominican Republic stands out for its warm climate and its people’s friendliness. It is a destination with extraordinary nature, amazing history, and a significant cultural richness. All travelers entering the Dominican Republic, irrespective of their nationality, age, or other factors, must display their Dominican Republic Declaration of Health in addition to immigration and customs forms to enter the country. All tourist visitor needs DR tourist card to enter the Dominican Republic.

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What is the DR tourist card?

The DR Tourist Card is a visitor’s tax introduced by the Dominican Republic according to Law 199-67, which acquires a tourist card required for tourists to enter the national territory without a consular visa. It is released to allow tourists from qualifying countries to enter thirty (30) days into the Dominican Republic. This card was obtained by way of an online application or by going to an embassy or consulate until recently. All this has changed, however, as the Dominican Republic has adopted some new rules for tourist cards.

I am heading to the Dominican Republic by air. Do I need a DR tourist card?

No, if you are traveling via air, then your visitor tax will be automatically included in your airline ticket. So, no need to pay the tax by purchasing a DR tourist card. However, people who enter the Dominican Republic by land or sea, or even those who obtained their tickets before introducing the new regulations (before May 2018), will have to fill out the online application form and include details of valid passport travel documents.  

What is the validity and stay period of the DR tourist card?

When used, it makes stay up to 30 days, but this can be expanded at the Santo Domingo Migration Directorate-General. When used, it makes stays up to 30 days, but this can be expanded at the Santo Domingo Migration Directorate-General.

Can I do paid activities in the Dominican Republic with a DR tourist card?

The DR tourist card does not permit the holder to take part in paying activities while in the country. If you wish to travel for business in the Dominican Republic, you must apply for a business visa.

How do I prolong my stay in the Dominican Republic?

Guests wishing to prolong their stay in the Dominican Republic may apply for an extension. If they fail to do so, a surcharge will be charged upon departure at the airport. The fee is measured on a sliding scale, ranging from US$ 30 to $500, depending on the duration of stay.

What are the New regulations for the DR tourist card?

The Dominican Republic, President Danilo Medina, released Executive Order 430-17, which allows for the inclusion of a US$ 10 tourist card charge in airfare costs. Although this should have been effective as of 1 January 2018, it was only widely implemented four months later. As of April 2018, entrance fees for DR tourist card are included in the airfare. This means that the entrance fee, which was previously charged at the airport upon arrival, is now included in your airline ticket. This is great news for many travelers as it means no longer worrying about having a $10 bill ready at the airport, and it puts an end to stressful hours spent in long, long lines for those who have not had the exact change. In short, this new legislation would help smooth the process of arriving in the Dominican Republic.

What are the mandatory requirements for applying for a DR tourist card online?

To apply for the DR tourist card online, you need the below things,

  1. A valid passport.
  2. Email address.
  3. All types of cards for payment.

Do minors need a DR tourist card for entry into the Dominican Republic?

Minors traveling to the Dominican Republic from eligible countries for tourist reasons must apply for a DR Tourist Card. Whether they have their passports or are included on a parent’s passport, they have to have their tourist cards.

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How long does DR tourist card processing take?

This is now something for those traveling by air that happens automatically with every purchase of an air ticket into the Dominican Republic. However, once you have completed your application, your DR tourist card will be processed within 24 hours for those traveling by sea or land. You will receive the approved DR tourist card in your email as a PDF.

How can I apply for a DR tourist card?

It is quite simple to complete the request. Please follow the below steps carefully:

  1. Choose the departure and arrival country, select the required visa type, enter your name, and click ‘CLICK TO START.’
  2. Verify the visa fee and terms and conditions on the next page.
  3. On the third page, enter your basic details in the respective field and upload the necessary documents (you can upload the documents in a later stage also).
  4. After that, review and confirm the information of your form, then proceed with the payment. We support all types of cards for payment.
  5. You will receive the invoice and a confirmation mail with a link in your registered email id.
  6. Click the link and complete the remaining DR tourist card form (you can also upload the document in this stage) and submit it for processing.
  7. Once the evisa is approved, click2visas will send your visa to your email in PDF format.

Is there any new health declaration required other than the DR tourist card?

Yes, other than the DR tourist card, you need a health declaration. It is a new form of travel that all international passengers must showcase upon arrival in the Dominican Republic. This document would help government officials contact you if you and/or the people you travel with were exposed to the new coronavirus. You should declare in the form whether or not you had COVID-19 related symptoms within 72 hours of your trip and provide contact details for the next 30 days after your arrival.

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