Entry rules and visa
The passport must be valid for the entire duration of your stay in the Dominican Republic.
Citizens of Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine can enter the Dominican Republic without a visa. Citizens of other CIS countries holding a valid visa of the United States, Canada, Great Britain or the European Union (Schengen) can also enter the Dominican Republic without a visa for up to 30 days. If necessary, you can apply for a tourist visa to enter the country at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Moscow or Ankara.
All visitors, upon arrival at the airport before passport control, should purchase a tourist card worth US $10 or €10, which is valid for 30 days of your stay on the island. A tourist card can also be purchased before the trip either through a tour operator or by contacting the Consulate of the Dominican Republic. In addition, the card can be purchased on the Dirección General de Impuestos Internos website www.dgii.gov.do by paying for the purchase with a credit card.
Azur Air and Tour Operator Anex Tour
In the 2019 – 2020 season, the airline offers flights to La Romana from four cities in Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Yekaterinburg. The airline operates flights from Moscow four times a week from Domodedovo airport on board Boeing 777-300ER. The airline operates flights from St. Petersburg once every ten days from Pulkovo airport on board Boeing 767-300. From Kazan and Yekaterinburg, the airline operates flights once every thirteen days from Kazan and Koltsovo airports on Boeing 777-300ER. The estimated flight time from Moscow and St. Petersburg to La Romana is 13 hours and from Yekaterinburg and Kazan 14 hours.
The flight time to the Dominican Republic from Russia is on average 1 hour longer than the return flight. There is no strict timetable for departure times. Departure time for a specific date can be viewed on the websites of the tour operator, airline and airport of the city of departure.
In addition to the tour operator Anex Tour, in whose interests these flights are carried out, the tour operator Intourist has blocks of seats on the flights, on whose websites you can find package tours that include the flight with these flights.
Nord Wind and Tour Operator Pegas Touristik
In the 2019 – 2020 season, the airline offers flights from Moscow to four cities of the island: Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Samana.
The airline operates flights from Sheremetyevo Airport on Boeing 777-200ER and Boeing 777-300ER with a frequency of 10-11 days.
There is no strict timetable for departure times. Departure time for a specific date can be viewed on the websites of the tour operator, airline and Sheremetyevo airport.
Royal Flight and Tour Operator Coral Travel
Royal Flight is another airline offering flights to Punta Cana from Moscow, Sheremetyevo airport. The flights are operated twice a week aboard a comfortable Boeing 777-300ER. There is no strict timetable for departure times. Departure time for a specific date can be viewed on the websites of the tour operator, airline and airport of the city of departure.
Charter flights of European airlines
In addition to the charter flights of Russian airlines from Moscow and other cities, charter flights of European airlines are available, with more comfortable flight conditions, and sometimes more attractive prices. In the 2019-2020 winter season, such flights are available from Domodedovo Airport by Swiss International Air Lines to Zurich and then to Punta Cana by its charter division Edelweiss Air. The flights are operated twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays on the new Airbus A340-313 and A330-300 aircraft. Connection time at Kloten Airport (Zurich) 5.25 hours on the way to Punta Cana and 1.55 hours on the way back. You can clarify the schedule and purchase tickets on the websites of airlines and Zurich Airport (Kloten).
From many European cities, a flight to the Dominican Republic is possible by charter flights of airlines belonging to the TUI Group tourist holding (TUI fly, Thomson, TUI fly Nordic, Jetairfly, Corsair, TUI fly Netherlands). On the websites of airlines you can buy tickets at fairly attractive prices. It is important to choose a successful connection for flights from Kazakhstan and have a Schengen or English visa, since, as a rule, transfers are associated with changing airports, moving or overnight stays. Such flights are convenient for tourists who combine their vacation in the Dominican Republic with their stay in Europe.
There are many options for regular flights. We will highlight only flights that do not exceed $ 1500USD in cost, are not associated with the need to obtain a Schengen visa and have only 2 transfers when departing from Kazakhstan, which take no more than 5 hours. Today, only routes connected with Air France and Air Europa flights meet these conditions.
Air France operates daily flights to Punta Cana and twice a week (Monday and Thursday) to Santo Domingo with a landing in Punta Cana, from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Terminal 2A. Travel time is 9 hours. This flight fits well with the morning flights of Air France and Aeroflot from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and Pulkovo Airport from St. Petersburg. Docking time from 1 to 4.5 hours. Flights arrive at the same terminal and no transit visa is required. The cost of a flight from Paris to Punta Cana is from € 575. From Moscow to Punta Cana from € 790. From St. Petersburg to Punta Cana from € 700. You can check the schedule and purchase tickets on the airline’s website.
It is possible to fly to Paris with Air Astana, which makes three flights a week, but the connecting time in Paris on the way to Punta Cana is 20.5 hours and 8.5 hours on the way back.
Air Europa operates daily flights from Madrid to Santo Domingo and four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to Punta Cana. This flight connects with an Air Europe morning flight (operated by Aeroflot) from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport. Docking time in Madrid is 3.15 hours on the way to the Dominican Republic, and 2.50 on the way back. Flights arrive and depart from the same terminal and no transit visa is required. The cost of a flight from Madrid to Punta Cana or Santo Domingo is from € 300. From Moscow to Punta Cana or Santo Domingo from € 700.
A flight from Almaty and Astana to Madrid is possible with Turkish Airlines, which makes daily flights from Istanbul to Madrid and has a share code with Air Europa. Airlines flights dock well in Madrid. The connecting time on the way to Punta Cana is 6.25 hours and 7.05 hours on the way back. The cost of a flight from Istanbul to Punta Cana is from €1015. You can check the schedule and purchase tickets on the airline’s website.
It is worth recalling that if you have an American visa, you will have access to flights to the Dominican Republic by regular flights of American airlines, the choice of which is quite large, and there are flights connecting the United States with the Dominican Republic from almost every state.
In conclusion, it should be noted that there are 2 ways to save on air tickets:
– Advance ticket search and price monitoring.
Any airline has many fares for the same flight. The earlier you start your search, the more favorable rates will be available for booking. Sometimes companies offer discounts for certain destinations. You need to start searching for tickets at least two months in advance or as soon as you know the date of your trip.
– Be a tourist on a suitcase.
That is, ready to fly out today or tomorrow. In air travel, as in package tours on charter flights, there is often a chance to purchase a “hot ticket”. But, unfortunately, it is small! And if you are tied to specific dates, it is not recommended to use it, as there is a chance not to fly away at all.
You can compare prices for flights of various airlines using the system, the search block of which is located at the top of the page.
The cruise season in the region lasts all year round, with increased tourist activity during the summer holidays, at Christmas and New Years. The Dominican Republic has several seaports located in all regions of the country. There are 5 cruise terminals on their territory: two in Santo Domingo (central south coast), La Romana (south-east coast), Samana (north-east coast) and Puerto Plata (north-west coast).
Cruise ship passengers arrive at one of two port terminals, which are a short drive from most of the cultural and commercial attractions of the capital of the Dominican Republic. The Don Diego cruise terminal is located in the western part of the capital. At a stop, tourists are within walking distance of the historic center of Santo Domingo.
The Sanssouci Cruise Terminal is located in the eastern part of the city, on the opposite side of the Osama River. Nearby attractions include Columbus Lighthouse, National Aquarium and Los Tres Ojos National Park. Tourists are also provided with a transfer to the Don Diego terminal, to the exit to the Colonial City.
The tourist port of Casa de Campo is located on the Salao River. The liners stop at one of the two marinas. Tourists are offered transfers to all the main attractions of the region: to the medieval-style village of Altos de Chavon, to Marina Casa de Campo, as well as to the resort’s golf courses. West Pier is within walking distance of La Romana’s many gift shops and craft workshops. Catalina Island, located southwest of the port of La Romana, is also equipped with the necessary facilities to receive cruise ships.
Cruise ships stop at Samana Bay. Tourists disembark at one of the city’s two marinas, both within walking distance of most of the city’s shops, restaurants and attractions. Some boats stop off at Cayo Levantado.
The new cruise port is located 10 km from Puerto Plata and began accepting liners in October 2015. The terminal, called Amber Cove (Amber Bay), is a project of the Carnival cruise company and in the future should become one of the most popular cruise ports in the world. Standard cruise lines are in Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete.
Location: Caribbean; occupies two thirds of the island of Haiti (Hispaniola)
Capital: Santo Domingo
Official language: Spanish
Currency: Dominican Peso (RD $)
Time Zone: Eastern Caribbean Time Zone (GMT -04.00)
Population: over 10 million
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Climate: tropical, average temperature from +75 to +81°F.
Hottest month: August (+93 °F max.)
Coldest: January (+64 °F min.) In mountainous areas, temperatures in winter can drop to 32 °F
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We invite you to get to know this amazing island and spend an unforgettable time that will give you an incomparable experience!