A good vacation needs good planning. To get the most out of your Dominican Republic Holiday trip and avoid problems, make sure that you have prepared for the trip at least a month before your scheduled vacation. Planning includes getting a visa or tourist card, lodging, your trip’s itinerary, buying tickets and of course packing clothes.
Visa or No Visa
One of the most important things that you have to check is whether or not you need to get a visa to enter Dominican Republic. There are countries that are tied with Dominican Republic so that people coming from these countries don’t need to get a visa. A tourist card is required for people in some countries to enter Dominican Republic.
If you’re a citizen of any of these countries, you don’t need to apply for a visa or tourist card to enter Dominican Republic.
� South Korea
Here is a list of some countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Dominican Republic for tourism purposes with a tourist card only:
� El Salvador
� United States
� United Arab Emirates
Listed below are some countries that are required to apply for a visa before entering Dominican Republic.
� Saudi Arabia
� People’s Republic of China
� North Korea
Requirements and Rules
� Decree 691-07 states that citizens of the following countries: United States, European Union, Canada and Britain can enter Dominican Republic by presenting a tourism card.
� All visitors should have a valid passport.
� People who want to enter the country for business purposes must apply for a business visa, even if you are coming from a country which allows you to enter Dominican Republic with just a tourism card. Keep in mind that this card is for tourism purposes only.
� The approval of visa application is done by the Foreign Ministry which follows the established rules and regulations of the Consular Migration Department
� To extend your stay in the country, you can apply for an extension at the Offices of the Directorate of Migration.
Once you’re done fixing your visa, the next thing to do is to search for affordable travel packages to Dominican Republic. There are numerous packages that you can find online. The easiest way to get the best package is to decide on the places that you want to go. Check out the main tourist destinations of the country and choose the places that you want to visit. With these places in mind, you can easily narrow down travel agencies that offer packages to the places you’ve chosen.
It’s always easier to travel light than go on a trip with a bulky baggage. Dominican Republic is a tropical country. It’s advisable to bring light clothing and a poncho. If you’re going for an eco-trip, don’t forget to bring mosquito repellent and a pair of dependable sneakers.
Go to the Caribbean and have a taste of its very rich culture. Have a fun-filled Dominican Republic Holidays!