Hurrah! As of January 1, 2018, the US$10 tourist card entry fee – normally paid upon arrival in the Dominican Republic – will be rolled into your airline ticket. If you purchased your ticket prior to or near that date in January, you’ll likely have to pay for the $10 at the airport so check with your airline prior to arrival.
President Medina issued Executive Order 430-17 yesterday, which mandates incorporating the US$10 tourist card fee (also called “tourist visa” or “tarjeta de turista”) into the cost of airfare, effective January 1, 2018.
Soon there will be no more thinking about needing a US$10 bill before arrival, and no more waiting in long, long lines when you don’t have the exact change–thus significantly smoothing over the arrival process in the DR.
Did I already say HURRAH?!
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