Here you will find important tips and useful information for Dominican Republic.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
in US dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas
Local currency / ISO Code
Peso dominicano DOP
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
In this country, an additional fee is charged by ATM owners. The latter not only applies to Travel withdrawals but to all card withdrawals.
Please see «Banknotes» below for important information
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
Travelers are advised to bring cash in US dollar (in small amounts).
Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
Please note that cash in USD is considered the principal mode of payment in tourist areas. The national currency is less popular and is sometimes not accepted as mode of payment. The national currency is less popular and is sometimes not accepted as mode of payment.
Reconversion limited to 30% of exchanged amounts.
- 5 h / - 6 h during our summer time
Santo Domingo, Ave. Jimenez Moya 71 (Churchill esq. Desiderio Arias)
Tel. +1 809 533 37 81 / +1 809 534 69 44 / +1 809 532 99 97
011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Mandatory tourist card issued upon arrival (USD 10.00).
8.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)
8.30 - 18.30 h (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Risk of malaria in certain areas.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
High crime rate.
Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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