Dominican Republic travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Dominican Republic with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Dominican Republic.

Playa Macao, Dominican Republic © Ted Murphy - Flickr Creative Commons
Playa Macao, Dominican Republic © Ted Murphy - Flickr Creative Commons

Dominican Republic travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the Dominican Republic with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Dominican Republic - quick facts
Flight time 9 hours
Time difference UK -4 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency Dominican Peso
Electricity A + B + C plug (120V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Dominican Republic weather

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Dominican Republic travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Dominican Republic from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Dominican Republic.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Dominican Republic travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Dominican Republic with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Dominican Republic, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Dominican Republic covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Dominican Republic with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Dominican Republic FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Dominican Republic including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to the Dominican Republic due to Covid-19?

Dominican Republic is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for the Dominican Republic.

Check out Ministry of Health, Dominican Republic for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Dominican Republic?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Dominican Republic. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to the Dominican Republic from the UK?

The flight time to the Dominican Republic from the UK is typically 9 hours.

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What is the time difference between the Dominican Republic and the UK?

The time difference between the Dominican Republic and the UK is UK time-4 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the Dominican Republic?

The main language spoken in the Dominican Republic is Spanish.

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What is the currency in the Dominican Republic?

The currency in the Dominican Republic is the Dominican Peso (DOP).

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Which plugs are used in the Dominican Republic?

Dominican Republic uses electrical plug type A + B + C (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Dominican Republic?

They drive on the right side of the road in the Dominican Republic.

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