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General Information

The official language of Dominican Republic is Spanish.

The national currency of Dominican Republic is Peso (DOP).

1 DOP equals  .
equals  DOP.

Location

Dominican Republic

The distance from to Dominican Republic is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Dominican Republic. Exercise increased caution in the Dominican Republic due to crime. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Dominican Republic is 60. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 911 to call the police in Dominican Republic.

LGBT

Dominican Republic has a score of -7 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Dominican Republic ranks #146 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in the Dominican Republic.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Dominican Republic should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Dominican Republic:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Dominican Republic to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Dominican Republic differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Dominican Republic, the standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
Weather

The temperature difference between Dominican Republic and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Dominican Republic. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain on Sunday through next Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 72–89°F  /  22–32°C 85% 28%
Sat November 09 71–91°F  /  22–33°C 83% 19%
Sun November 10 70–91°F  /  21–33°C 81% 39%
Mon November 11 72–89°F  /  22–32°C 88% 73%
Tue November 12 71–88°F  /  22–31°C 88% 48%
Wed November 13 71–88°F  /  21–31°C 87% 42%
Thu November 14 73–87°F  /  23–31°C 87% 56%
Fri November 15 71–87°F  /  22–30°C 89% 54%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:46 am and sets at 06:06 pm. This equates to 11.3 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Dominican Republic, it is in . When the sun sets in Dominican Republic, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Dominican Republic is 200.00 DOP. Every kilometer costs an additional 150.00 DOP. Every hour of waiting time costs 240.00 DOP.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Dominican Republic.

The minimum driving age is 16.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 61.00 DOP in Dominican Republic.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 282.78 DOP.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Dominican Republic is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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