Do I Need a Passport to Visit the Dominican Republic?


Whether you're planning a spring break visit to the Dominican Republic with friends or want to experience something a little tamer with your spouse, the Caribbean nation's beaches, nightclubs, golf courses and warm weather beckon. Before you get to enjoy the country's benefits, however, you must have the right documentation to pass through customs.

Passport Provides Entry

  • You must have a valid passport to enter the Dominican Republic; this rule was instituted in May 2012. American passports require at least one blank page to receive a stamp upon entry, and American visitors to the Dominican Republic must also pay a $10 fee to obtain a tourist card unless they have a tourist visa. The tourist card is valid for visits of up to 30 days, but it's possible to pay an additional fee for longer visits.

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