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Requirements for Travelling to Punta Cana in Summer 2022


Requirements for Travelling to Punta Cana in Summer 2022

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When we start to prepare a trip, we must make a list with all the things and steps to take into account, before and during our stay, especially if we’re travelling to a foreign country. In this post we’ll share the requirements for travelling to Punta Cana in the summer of 2022. 

As of today, we still have to pay special attention to the evolution of the pandemic in different parts of the world. So it’s worth checking whether you have been fully vaccinated and if you have/need the corresponding COVID certificate

You should know that since April 23, 2022, travellers and crew members arriving by plane to the Dominican Republic no longer have to present a certificate or a negative PCR test, but they do have to fill out a form upon entry and another when they leave. Therefore, there are still some controls in place regarding this matter. 

You won’t need to get a visa to travel to Punta Cana, unless your stay is going to exceed 30 days. In that case you will have to go to the consulate or embassy to apply for one. What you will have to fill in is the E-ticket to enter and exit the Dominican Republic. It’s a digital form and is mandatory for each passenger. 

The process is simple. You must access the digital form online, fill in the information truthfully and then a QR code will be generated that you must save.

You will have to present this QR code at the airport. You will only have to fill it out once, since it is valid for Immigration, Customs and Public Health. You can obtain it 72 hours before your flight and when you get your code, you should save it on your mobile device. 

Documents needed to travel to Punta Cana in 2022


The most important thing when planning your trip to Punta Cana is to check that your documents are in order and aren’t expiring in the near future. Not only your passport, but also your credit or debit cards that you’ll use to pay with

  • Your passport will be your main travel document and must be valid for at least six months. However, an exception has been made as of July 31, 2022, and passports may be valid only the dates of entering and exiting the Dominican Republic. 
  • You must present proof of economic solvency that you can cover the expenses of your stay. Carrying cash or having a bank statement should be sufficient to avoid problems.
  • Currency exchange. It’s a good idea to bring Dominican pesos from your country of origin, for tips and small payments in restaurants, on the beach or in local businesses. Not all places allow you to pay by card.
  • You will have to have a return ticket to show how many days you’ll be staying in the country.

Before arriving in the Dominican Republic, you should already know where you are going to stay because they may ask you for the address of the hotel or apartment in the Dominican Republic, or at least where you are going to stay for the first few days.

Car rental in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

How to get around in the Dominican Republic

Planning out what type of transportation you are going to use once you arrive at the airport is a good idea, although most of the hotels and resorts in the Punta Cana and Playa Bávaro area will provide you with this transfer service once you book the accommodation. 

If your plan is to rent a car, during the first 30 days of your trip you can use your driving licence without having to make any special arrangements, although it’s worth having an international driving permit to avoid any inconveniences. 

It’s always a good idea to take out travel insurance. Ideally you won’t have to use it, but if something happened to go wrong, it’s nice to have that coverage. It’s important that the insurance covers situations such as repatriation or healthcare

Are there any mandatory vaccines for travelling to the Dominican Republic? 

If you’re travelling to Punta Cana, there are currently no required vaccines in 2022.

However, in addition to the general vaccines that we all should have (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, hepatitis B and the MMR vaccine), it would also be a good idea to have the hepatitis A vaccine. 

If you have any questions about this matter, or if you are travelling with people with compromised immune systems, you should consult an international vaccination centre well in advance. 

Once you’ve sorted out all these important issues for travelling to the Dominican Republic in 2022, you can start packing your bags!

Have a great trip!

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