Frequently asked questions

What documents do I need to travel to the Dominican Republic?

You need a passport when visiting Dominican Republic. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after return.

It is mandatory for each passenger to truthfully complete the information in the electronic ticket for the General Directorate of Migration and the General Directorate of Customs, according to laws 285-04, 115-17, 72-02 and 226-06.

Can you help me with my passport?

We do not process and issue passports. However, if necessary, you can contact us and we will try to help you with the process of processing your passport.

Do I need a visa to the Dominican Republic?

Yes. You will need a visa to the Dominican Republic.

For the citizens of Slovakia that are traveling as tourists, entry is without visas, on arrival you have the opportunity to purchase a tourist card, which is valid for 30 days. The price for a tourist card is 10 USD.

Do I need special vaccinations before traveling to the Dominican Republic?

You do not currently need any compulsory vaccinations to travel to the Dominican Republic for a holiday in tourist destinations.

However, please follow the development of the current situation regarding Covid19.

Do you issue visas?

The Honorary Consulate is not authorized to issue visas.

For more information about visa application and information about wedding requirements visit this link.

What happens if I want to stay in the Dominican Republic for more than 30 days?

For stays of more than 30 days, expect an additional departure fee – determined on a variable scale according to the total length of stay. Please check the applicable fees and upload the required documents here, which must be paid online before departure or at the airport’s immigration department – after check-in and after security – on departure.

I am interested in a long-term stay in the Dominican Republic. What should I do?

Please follow the current information provided here.

What is the phone code for the Dominican Republic?

Country code is +1. There are three presets: 809, 829 and 849.

Can I pay in US dollars or Euros in the Dominican Republic?

Businesses in tourist destinations, including restaurants, bars, department stores, souvenir shops and supermarkets, tend to accept dollars, even if you get a less favorable rate than at banks. This means that most prices in the Dominican Republic are in Dominican pesos. If you plan to make a large purchase in small shops and markets, first agree with a seller who may be interested in paying in US dollars or euros. However, prices are fixedin supermarkets and shopping malls. The best way to do this is to use an ATM to withdraw your local currency at the best daily exchange rate.

What is the current exchange rate?

You can find the current exchange rate here.

When is Hurricane Season?

The hurricane season in the Atlantic begins on 1.June and lasts until 30. November. In the Dominican Republic, it is summer and early autumn when the weather is sunny and humid, with mild clouds and occasional rain showers in the late afternoon or night. Historically, most hurricanes occurred in September. You should also realize that the Dominican Republic is a large country – that is, while one coastline may be affected, another may be completely unaffected by the storm.

When is the rainy season?

The Dominican Republic is surrounded by more than 1,600 km of coastline on its northern, eastern and southern borders and the climate is tropical. Afternoon temperatures range from 27 ° C to 32 ° C (80 ° F to 90 ° F) and can drop to 18 ° C and 23 ° C during the winter. Since it is a tropical climate, it is difficult to say if and when it is the rainy season. Rain usually lasts a short time.

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