Watch the video below to learn about your arrival at the Punta Cana airport with Apple Vacations.
Whether in Punta Cana, Cap Cana, or La Romana, the warm and friendly Dominican people are waiting to welcome you to their home with palm-studded beaches, crystal blue waters and the warm, Caribbean sun. here you can explore some of the world’s best beaches and some of the most intriguing natural sites including Saona Island and jungle-covered mountains and rivers, coffee and cocoa plantations.
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All passengers traveling to the Dominican Republic are required to purchase a Dominican Republic Tourist Card to enter the country.
At this time, the cost is $10.00 per person, payable in cash only (US dollars) and subject to change without notice.
Please be prepared to pay this fee as you go through Immigration upon arrival. Passengers may now pre-purchase these cards online prior to departure-please follow this link for instructions. In order to be view all instructions in English, we recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox. If you pre-purchase your tourist card, you may use the Fast Track line upon arrival in the Dominican Republic. Passengers that travel to the Dominican Republic on scheduled airline service may be required to pay a government departure tax at the airport. Please check with your travel agent prior to departure for the current tax, if applicable.
Arrival in the Dominican Republic After purchasing your Dominican Republic tourist card and going through Immigration, you will claim your luggage and clear Customs.
A uniformed Apple Representative from Amstar dmc wearing a bright blue tropical shirt will be waiting to guide you to your hotel transfer.
Please follow this link for detailed information on where to meet your Apple Vacations Representative at your destination airport. Do not accept transfer information from anyone other than your Apple Vacations Representative at the airport.
Language Spanish is the official language and is spoken widely in tourist areas. Tour guides at major tourist attractions and desk personnel at most hotels speak some English, though they may sometimes have trouble understanding tourists.
Local Time During Standard Time, the Dominican Republic is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time. During Daylight Savings, the time is the same as Eastern Standard Time.
Currency The main currency in the Dominican Republic is the peso, which is divided into 100 centavos. The peso fluctuates relative to the U.S. dollar. Visitors can bring U.S. currency, which may be exchanged at most banks, hotels and major airports. Most shops in resort also accept credit cards and ATM machines are usually available. Electricity 110 volts AC, the same as in the U.S. A few hotels require adapters and/or converters; please check with your travel agent.