Traveling to the Dominican Republic does not start the day we arrive at our hotel. Searching for information on the internet about places to visit, planning excursions, looking for airline tickets or booking with an agency is part of this intense adventure that is visiting the Caribbean.
One of the formalities we have to do to enter and leave the country is the Dominican Republic eTicket. So let's find out what it is and, most importantly, how to do it.
The Dominican Republic eTicket is a measure taken by the Dominican government at the beginning of 2021 to process the entry of both foreigners and Dominicans into the country. It was promoted by the National Directorate of Migration, the General Directorate of Customs and the Ministry of Public Health.
This is a process that became necessary after the appearance of COVID-19, since in it we must also give medical data related to this disease that has affected us so much.
The process to obtain this digital certification is free and easy to access as it also seeks the replacement of the old paper forms to enter the country.
The eTicket is totally digital, thanks to which we will obtain a QR code that the Dominican authorities will be able to verify to allow us to enter and leave the country. It is necessary to remember that it is necessary to make the eTicket both to enter and to leave the Dominican Republic.
This certificate has been in force since April 1, 2021, although it became mandatory on September 1, 2021.
No. In a single QR code we can have the data of up to 6 people traveling with us. This facilitates the process of data capture, besides being much easier to cross customs on our arrival or departure from the airport.
The first step is to enter the official website of the Dominican Republic eTicket. You can enter by clicking here.
As soon as we open the web page, we will be able to see that there are two options. In the blue link we will be able to start a new application, while the orange one is used to review an already issued Dominican Republic eTicket.
When entering a new application, we will have to indicate if we are traveling with someone else or if we are going to fill in the application alone.
Once we have indicated the previous parameters, we will have to fill in some general information such as our address, city of residence and country.
In addition, we must select whether we are making the eTicket to enter or leave the Dominican Republic.
We will also indicate if we are making a stopover in another country before flying to the Dominican Republic.
At this point we will have been given an application code, which appears at the top left of the web page. This is a kind of password that will allow us to access our form later.
After having filled in basic data, it will be time to take our documentation and start filling in data such as our name, passport number, flight number or our address in the Dominican Republic.
It will be necessary to leave record of if we are going to stay in a hotel in Dominican Republic or if we will stay in a particular lodging.
In the customs information part of the Dominican Republic eTicket we must declare if we are bringing more than US$10,000 into the country.
The last step is to fill in information related to pubic health. This is to record the countries in which we have stopped over or visited in the last 30 days.
We must also record whether we have felt any symptoms during this time. This is due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, although the Dominican Republic does not require proof or certificate of vaccination to enter the country since April 23, 2022.
After generating our QR code, we will only have to enjoy the magical corners of the Dominican Republic. Places like Saona Island, Catalina Island or Samana are waiting for you to discover them. Dare!