Dominican Republic passport requirements state that a valid passport with at least one blank page for an entry stamp is required to enter the country. If you’re entering as a tourist your passport must be valid up to at least the date of your proposed departure from the Dominican Republic. Some countries require it to be over 6 months from the end of your stay, so to make sure you have no problems, we recommend this rule. Check your passport expiration date!

Skip ahead in customs lines with Global Entry or the FREE mobile app!

International travelers can apply for Trusted Traveler Programs. These programs allow for expedited processing into the United States. To be a Trusted Traveler you must be pre-approved and determined to be low risk. This process takes time to complete.

The Mobile Passport app speeds you through U.S. Customs and Border Protection at 1 cruise port and 24 airports. This is fast, just download the app ahead of time. Then fill out the form within 4 hours of your re-entry to the US.

Electronic Ticket REQUIRED

The Electronic Ticket is a digital form required by multiple institutions for entering or leaving the national territory. It is mandatory for each passenger to truthfully complete the information on the electronic Ticket for the General Immigration Office, the General Customs Office, and the Ministry of Public Health, according to Dominican laws 285-04, 115-17, 72-02, and 226-06. This is part of the COVID-19 travel adjustments and is mandatory.

Tourist Card REQUIRED

In lieu of a visa, a 30-day tourist card must be purchased either online or when you arrive. Get your tourist card ahead of time so you don’t need to stand in line at the airport! 

All non-resident travelers need to show a round-trip ticket as proof of their departure.

You are also required to pay a $20 departure tax, which is typically included in the cost of your airfare. Check with your airline to be certain.

Flights to Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata International Airport (POP)

Flights are usually cheapest Wed–Wed

Gregorio Luperón International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón) (IATA: POP, ICAO: MDPP), and popularly referred to as Puerto Plata International Airport is located in Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.

The main terminal building has 10 gates; 5 with boarding bridges on the satellite concourse, and 5 without in the frontal concourse.

Multiple travel options to the resort, including limo or helicopter.

Cibao International (Santiago) Airport (STI)

May be cheaper flights than POP

(IATA: STI, ICAO: MDST) – Located in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic’s second-largest city. It’s the country’s third-busiest airport, after Punta Cana International Airport and Las Américas International Airport.

JetBlue Airways is the primary international operator, with up to seven daily flights to New York-JFK, Newark, Boston and San Juan.

Travel to the resort by chartered bus (about 1 hour).