Visitors to the Dominican Republic must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.
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):
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This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (July 2017)
The visa exemption also applies to holders of valid visas or resident cards of Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports of Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vietnam do not require a visa.
Visa exemption agreements for holders of diplomatic and service passports were signed with China in November 2018, with Serbia in December 2018, and with India in August 2019, but they are not yet in force.
Visas are not required for citizens of any country who were born in the Dominican Republic as per their travel document.
Visitors are required to pay a tourist fee of US$10, except for:
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.
Main article: Visa requirements for Dominican Republic citizens
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, 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, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua (grants Visa on arrival), North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, South Africa, Suriname (grants eVisa), Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey (grants eVisa), Tuvalu (grants Visa on arrival), Ukraine (grants eVisa), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican City.
Most visitors arriving to Dominican Republic were from the following areas of residence or countries of nationality:
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