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How to get to the Dominican Republic now

When the Dominican Republic will open for Russians

As of September 15, 2020, the Dominican Republic is open to tourists from Russia.
To enter the Dominican Republic, passengers need to fill out a health declaration form, which will be handed out on the plane or at the airport.

Since February 1, 2021 filling out the electronic form for entry into the Dominican Republic https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/ will be mandatory.
The result of filling out the combined tourist location form and customs declaration will be a QR code, which may be required when boarding the plane.
The form must be completed no more than 72 hours before departure to the Dominican Republic.

The QR code is obtained both on entry into the Dominican Republic and on departure home from the Dominican Republic.
That is, the E-ticket (electronic form that combines the immigration, customs and health card) is filled out twice per trip.

Russian tourists do not need a visa to the Dominican Republic, but may be required to show return tickets from the Dominican Republic.
Summary: A passport and return tickets are required for travel to the Dominican Republic.
A covid test to enter the Dominican Republic is not necessary.

Dominican Air Tickets

There are no direct flights from Russia to the Dominican Republic at the moment.

A flight to the U.S. is the most convenient and inexpensive way to get to Punta Cana or Santo Domingo from Moscow.
It is convenient for those who have a visa to the U.S. (If you did not know, you need a visa to the U.S. even for transit).
The airport in New York or Miami is used as a hub.

Flights from Moscow to New York 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
From Moscow to Miami fly once a week on Wednesdays.

The further route from the U.S. to Santo Domingo or Punta Cana is simple on the flight search site.

Flights to the Dominican Republic from Moscow

Air France is now flying from Moscow to Paris.
To get to the Dominican Republic (from Moscow to Punta Cana), you can choose the flight that departs from Moscow on Friday and arrives at CDG at 18:25.
From Paris (CDG) flight to the Dominican Republic departs on Saturday 1:00 p.m. : flights from Paris to Punta Cana (Sat, Thu, Wed) .

Connections in Paris at night: 18 hours.
You can skip passport control and stay in the transit area of terminal 2E.
There is also the YOTELAIR Paris CDG – Transit Hotel – Terminal 2E, where you can stay.

Those who live in Europe, or can get there from Russia (how to travel from Russia to Europe), so will flights to the Dominican Republic from Paris.
In this case suitable flights from CDG, as well as from Orly (ORY) airline Air Caraibes (cheaper than AirFrance).

There are direct flights from Europe to Punta Cana:

– From Zurich (Mon and Sat): Entry into Switzerland for Russian citizens without quarantine;
– Flights from Frankfurt (from mid-December);
– from London (Tue, Thu, Sat): if you have an English visa, you can fly to the Dominican Republic via London (Transit through London without quarantine).

Summary how to get to the Dominican Republic

There are no direct flights from Russia to the Dominican Republic yet, to get there now you will need:

– A visa to the U.S. or
– A UK visa or
– European visa or
– A Schengen visa to enter Europe legally or
– Nothing if you fly Friday from Moscow to Punta Cana with a connection in Paris.

Will direct flights to the Dominican Republic appear?
Consult a fortune teller.

Curfew in the Dominican Republic

From Jan. 27 to Feb. 8, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 a.m.
From 7 to 10 p.m. free transit for tourists to return to the hotel or apartments.

On weekends, the curfew is 5 to 5 a.m.
From 5 to 8 p.m., free transit for tourists to return to their hotel or apartment.

There is no curfew on hotel property.
Also the curfew does not apply to tourists traveling from/to the airport to their hotel.

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