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Dominican Republic Arrival and Departure Tax – Everything You Need to Know


The flights are booked, the suitcase is packed, and your tickets are in hand. Holidays to the Dominican Republic have been a firm favourite for many years now, and we want to make sure your journey goes as smoothly as possible. With this in mind, if you’re travelling to the Dominican Republic from the UK and you have a British Passport, here is everything you need to know about the arrival tax tourist card and departure tax.

How to get a tourist card?

All travellers need a tourist card to enter the Dominican Republic, and did you know you can get a tourist card before you travel? This can be purchased from the Embassy of the Dominican Republic, however, most travellers choose to buy this on arrival.

How much is the tourist card?

The current arrival tax tourist card is $10.

How long is the tourist card valid for?

The tourist card will be valid for 30 days, from the date of entry into the Dominican Republic.

What is departure tax?

Departure tax is a fee charged to a tourist when they leave certain countries.

How much is the departure tax when leaving the Dominican Republic?

The current departure tax fee to leave the Dominican Republic is $20.

Please note some scheduled airlines include the tax in the cost of the airline ticket. If you are unsure whether this is included or not, please check with your airline or tour operator.

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If you haven’t already booked a holiday to the Dominican Republic, we think you should. This lively Caribbean Island is a great place not only for some year-round sun, but it’s also full of new and unique experiences. One minute you could be exploring the enchanting rainforests, and the next you could be diving for treasure or discovering what’s below the deep blue sea. One thing’s for sure, you’ll never be short of things to do in this diverse country.