Dominican Republic visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Dominican Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • South African visiting Dominican republic can stay for a duration of 30 days without a visa.
  • South African visiting Dominican republic must have a valid passport for a period of six months with a blank sheet for entry stamp. 
  • South Africans do not need a visa to visit Dominican republic provided they obtain a Tourist Card on arrival at the Dominican Republic. 
  • South Africans visiting the Dominican Republic must have a return or onward ticket and their travel documentation.
  • South African visiting Dominican republic must present a document showing proof of typhoid, cholera, polio, measles, chickenpox. 
  • South Africans visiting the Dominican Republic for 30 days can stay visa-free but a visa will be required if the stay will exceed 30 days on arrival. 
  • South African visiting the Dominican Republic with a tourist card should note that the card is valid for a year from the day it was issued. 
  • South African under the age of 18 visiting Dominican republic for tourist must apply for a tourist card. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, El Al, British Airways, EgyptAir, are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to the Dominican Republic.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Santo Domingo is 23 hours, 15 minutes, 1 day, 3 hours from Cape Town, and 1 day, 2 hours from Bloemfontein.
  • Although the Dominican Peso is Dominican Republic’s official currency, US dollars and euros are also widely accepted in most parts of the Dominican Republic.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of the Dominican Republic, and they can be found in most hotels and major places of business.
  • The exchange rate is currently at 1 EUR= 57.29 DOP, 1 USD= 51.02 DOP, and 1 ZAR= 3.67 DOP.
  • The Dominican Republic enjoys beautiful tropical weather all year round making it a prime tourist spot.
  • Dominican Republic’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover new ways of life while at it.
  • Dominican Republic uses the Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4) which makes South Africa six hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in the Dominican Republic are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 110 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • Religion in the Dominican Republic is very diverse and interconnected, with a large number of people identify as Christians.
  • Getting around in the Dominican Republic is possible with taxis, buses, boats, Uber, etc.
  • Because Spanish is the Dominican Republic’s official language and is spoken by many, it can be a bit difficult for tourists and visitors to be able to communicate with locals outside of tourists sites.
  • The Dominican Republic is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main religion in Dominican Republic??
  • The main religion practiced in Dominican Republic is catholicism. 

What are the common disease in Dominican Republic??
  • Typhoid, tetanus, dengue fever, malaria…… are the common disease that can be contacted in  Dominican Republic. 

What is the most popular sport in Dominican Republic??
  • Baseball is the most popular played sport in Dominican Republic. 

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