Duration of Travel
The Dominican Republic is just a short plane ride away from the United States. Below are the amount of hours it takes to fly from a few major United States airports to the Dominican Republic:
From Boston (Logan airport) 4 hours
From New York (JFK airport) 3 hours
From Miami, Florida (Miami International Airport) 2 hours 10 minutes
The currency in the Dominican Republic is the Peso. Currently the exchange rate for the U.S. Dollar to the Peso is:
1 USD = 38.50 Pesos
Many times, tourist will be able to use the U.S. Dollar for payment as it is second nature in tourist areas. If you need to have U.S. dollars exchanged to pesos, your agent/concierge will gladly assist you.
United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic:
The United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic is located in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. For information regarding office location, hours of operation, passport services and more, please visit:
U.S. Embassy SMART TRAVELER ENROLLMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
To ensure your safety please take the time to complete the Smart Traveler Enrollment information. The US embassy will keep you informed with up to date information regarding the latest safety and security announcements. The information you provide will also help the embassy reach your family and friends in case of an emergency.
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located at the corner of Calle César Nicolás Penson and Avenida Máximo Gómez. The American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit can be reached by telephone at 809-731-4294, or via email at email@example.com. ACS Unit office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Friday 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., except on U.S. and Dominican holidays. The Chancery of the U.S. Embassy is located a quater-mile away from the Consular Section, at the corner of Calle César Nicolás Penson and Calle Leopoldo Navarro. The telephone number is 809-221-2171.
There is a consular agency in the north coast city of Puerto Plata at Calle Villanueva esq. Avenida John F. Kennedy, Edificio Abraxa Libraria, 2nd floor, telephone 809-586-4204, 809-586-8017, 809-586-8023; office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S .CITIZENS: If you are traveling by air outside of the United States, you are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States. This requirement was extended to sea travel (except closed loop cruises), including ferry service, during the summer of 2009. U.S. citizens traveling by sea must now have either a U.S. passport, passport card, or other WHTI- compliant document. Be aware that the “enhanced driver’s licenses” or “enhanced ID cards” offered by many states are not accepted by Dominican authorities for ferry travel from Puerto Rico. We strongly recommend that all U.S. citizens have a valid U.S. passport in their possession prior to their arrival in the Dominican Republic.
For more information please visit: www.travel.state.gov