Visa policy of the Dominican Republic
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1 - For British nationals, only holders of British citizen passports and British overseas territories citizen passports are eligible.
2 - Exempt from the tourist fee.
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Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports of Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vietnam do not require a visa.
Visa exemption agreement for diplomatic passports was signed with Spain but is yet to be ratified. Visa exemption agreement for diplomatic and service passports was signed with China in November 2018 and it is not yet ratified. A visa-free agreement for holders of diplomatic and service passports was signed with the Serbia in December 2018 and it is yet to be ratified.
Visa is not required for citizens of any country who were born in the Dominican Republic as per their travel document.
The Dominican Republic and Morocco governments have signed an agreement, which is yet to be implemented, stating the tourist and business visa exemptions for both countries entering each other’s boundaries.
Visitors are required to pay a tourist fee of 10 USD, except for:
- citizens, residents or holders of visas of the Dominican Republic
- diplomats accredited to the Dominican Republic
- nationals of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Israel, Japan, Peru, South Korea or Uruguay
- those arriving in a small private aircraft (up to 30,000 pounds and 12 passengers)
This fee was previously collected in the form of a tourist card on arrival, but from 25 April 2018, the card is no longer required from those arriving by air. Instead, the fee is charged with the airfare for all tickets issued outside the Dominican Republic. Visitors who were automatically charged the fee with the airfare but satisfy one of the exemptions may request a refund of this fee online, to be issued within 15 days on a credit card, check or local bank account.
Visitors who arrive by land or sea (and are not exempt) are still required to purchase the tourist card on arrival. The fee may alternatively be paid as 10 EUR.
Dominican Republic citizens can enter all of the countries whose citizens are granted permanent visa-free access to Dominican Republic without a visa except for the European Union, Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda (grants eVisa), Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain (grants eVisa), Barbados, Bolivia (grants Visa on arrival), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Fiji, Iceland, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macao (grants Visa on arrival), Marshall Islands, Mauritius (grants Visa on arrival), Mexico, Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua (grants Visa on arrival), Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname (grants eVisa), Thailand, Tonga, Turkey (grants eVisa), Tuvalu (grants Visa on arrival), Ukraine (grants eVisa), United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Vanuatu, and Venezuela.
Most visitors arriving to Dominican Republic were from the following areas of residence or countries of nationality:
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- "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air.
- List of countries and visa conditions, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic. (in Spanish)
- Countries authorized to enter the Dominican Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, 17 March 2016. (in Spanish)
- About the tourist card, General Direction of Internal Taxes of the Dominican Republic. (in Spanish)
- "一部旅券査証の相互免除に関する日本国政府とドミニカ共和国政府との間の取極（交換公文）" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. 8 April 1957. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
- Under arrangement on 2 February 1982.
- Announcement about the application of the 10-dollar fee for the tourist card, General Direction of Internal Taxes of the Dominican Republic. (in Spanish)
- Request refund, General Direction of Internal Taxes of the Dominican Republic. (in Spanish)
- Flujo Turístico Por nacionalidad
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic (in Spanish)
- About the Tourist Card (in Spanish)