Travel - Dominican Republic and safety

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Entry and exit

Tourists entering the Dominican Republic must purchase a tourist card, costing US$10, which is valid for 30 days. Tourists wishing to stay longer need to pay an additional fee at the airport on departure or through the Department of Immigration.

If you are travelling to the Dominican Republic with prescription medication, ensure you carry the original prescription stating the dosage, and carry the medication in its original, clearly labelled container. If you have concerns, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the Dominican Republic or visit their website.

If you are travelling to the United States of America, or if you are transiting Honolulu or another US point of entry, you are required to meet US entry/transit requirements. Make sure you check your visa requirements with the nearest US Embassy or Consulate well in advance of travel. You should also read our travel advice for the United States of America.

Make sure your passport has at least six months' validity from your planned date of return to Australia. You should carry copies of a recent passport photo with you in case you need a replacement passport while overseas.

A departure tax of US$20 is payable for visits of up to two weeks and may be included in the price of the airline ticket. Travellers should confirm if this is the case with their travel agent or airline. If tourists stay for a longer period the departure tax increases.

Crime

The crime rate in the Dominican Republic is high.

Violent crime has occurred in popular tourist areas. Female travellers are particularly at risk. To minimise risks, you should remain vigilant in public areas and avoid public transport or walking or jogging alone, especially after dark. Victims have been injured when resisting perpetrators. Where possible, you should travel with other people. Using a reputable tour company or tour organiser may reduce risks associated with travel in remote areas.

Women, especially if travelling alone, should exercise caution when dealing with strangers or new acquaintances (including hotel employees). You should not accept invitations or lifts due to the incidence of aggressive sexual behaviour and assault, including rape, towards foreign women.


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