Visa policy of the Dominican Republic

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Visitors to the Dominican Republic must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

Visa policy map[edit]

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  Countries with visa-free access to Dominican Republic
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Visa exemption[edit]

Nationals of the following 108 countries and passport-issuing jurisdictions do not require a visa to enter the Dominican Republic for 90 days (longer stays may be requested with a fee):[1][2][3][4]

1 - For British nationals, only holders of British citizen passports and British overseas territories citizen passports are eligible.
2 - Exempt from the tourist fee.

Visa exemption also applies to residents, holders of valid visas, and refugees and stateless persons with travel documents of Canada, the United States or the European Union.

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, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam do not require a visa.

Visa exemption agreement for diplomatic and service passports was signed with  China in November 2018 and it is not yet ratified.[17] 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.[18] A visa-free agreement for holders of diplomatic and service passports was signed with  India in August 2019 and it is yet to be ratified.[19]

Visa is not required for citizens of any country who were born in the Dominican Republic as per their travel document.

Future changes[edit]

The government of the Dominican Republic and Morocco 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[20].

Tourist fee[edit]

Visitors are required to pay a tourist fee of 10 USD, except for:[21]

  • 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[2][3]
  • 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.[21][22]

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.[4]


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 and Vanuatu.

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Dominican Republic were from the following areas of residence or countries of nationality:[23]

Country/Territory 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
 United States 2,073,963 2,085,186 2,001,909 1,784,486 1,587,404
 Canada 827,721 768,486 745,860 706,394 684,071
 Germany 265,709 259,133 247,613 230,733 214,151
 Russia 245,346 136,249 71,572 180,821 188,110
 France 221,492 232,024 227,483 229,678 232,754
 Argentina 182,170 137,642 133,888 112,489 107,305
 Spain 177,993 169,760 172,245 150,859 142,207
 United Kingdom 177,534 165,111 142,083 126,563 108,236
 Puerto Rico 111,095 121,131 115,084 103,891 74,580
 Venezuela 109,734 170,713 167,176 112,854 75,173
 Colombia 103,444 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 5,354,017 5,178,050 4,872,319 4,511,062 4,117,493

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air.
  2. ^ a b List of countries and visa conditions, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ a b Countries authorized to enter the Dominican Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, 17 March 2016. (in Spanish)
  4. ^ a b About the tourist card, General Direction of Internal Taxes of the Dominican Republic. (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "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.
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  21. ^ a b Announcement about the application of the 10-dollar fee for the tourist card, General Direction of Internal Taxes of the Dominican Republic. (in Spanish)
  22. ^ Request refund, General Direction of Internal Taxes of the Dominican Republic. (in Spanish)
  23. ^ Flujo Turístico Por nacionalidad

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