Travel advice for Dominican Republic.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Dominican Republic.

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Travel money:

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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Banknotes

in US dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Local currency / ISO Code

Peso dominicano DOP

Currency exchange rate

DOP 10'0 = ~ CHF 1.78 ; CHF 1 = ~ DOP 54.90 (09/2022)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

- 5 h / - 6 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Spanish

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Santo Domingo

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

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

Country code for calling Switzerland

011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • 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).

Opening hours

Banks

8.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Stores

8.30 - 18.30 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation
  • 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.

Other information

Security

  • 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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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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