The Dominican Republic

Capital Santo Domingo

Population 10,075,045

Area 48,671 km2

Key facts

The Dominican Republic is a country located in Caribbean. The Dominican Republic has only one border country: Haiti. The official language of The Dominican Republic is Spanish. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Spanish.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, The Dominican Republic was ranked 44th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in The Dominican Republic is Dominican peso (DOP). The peso ($) is subdivided into 100 centavo.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 51.85 DOP and 1 USD is worth 53.45 DOP.

Dominican
Banknotes

$20$50$100$200$500$1000$2000

Dominican
Coins

$1$5$10$25

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in The Dominican Republic is 36.23 Mbps and mobile is 59.6 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in The Dominican Republic is close to the world average.40.40 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in The Dominican Republic, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in The Dominican Republic. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 110 V, 60 Hz  Type B 110 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, The Dominican Republic will celebrate 13 national public holidays. The next one Constitution Day will take place on November 6.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNew Year's Day
January 6, 2022Day of KingsDia de Reyes
January 21, 2022Our Lady of AltagraciaOur Lady of Altagracia
January 26, 2022Duarte's BirthdayDuarte's Birthday
February 27, 2022Independence DayIndependence Day
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayGood Friday
May 1, 2022Labour DayLabour Day
May 28, 2022Mother's DayMother's Day
June 16, 2022Moving holidayCorpus ChristiCorpus Christi
August 16, 2022Restoration DayRestoration Day
September 24, 2022Our Lady of MercyNuestra Senora de las Mercedes
November 6, 2022Constitution DayConstitution Day
December 25, 2022Christmas DayChristmas Day

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Dominican Republic?

There are no Mariott hotels in The Dominican Republic.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in The Dominican Republic.

The IHG hotel chain operates in The Dominican Republic.

There are no Best Western hotels in The Dominican Republic.

There are Radisson hotels in 2 cities: Punta Cana and Santo Domingo.

There are no Accor hotels in The Dominican Republic.

What fast food chains are present in Dominican Republic?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Dominican Republic.

The McDonald's chain operates in The Dominican Republic.

The KFC chain operates in The Dominican Republic.

The Burger King chain does not operate in The Dominican Republic.

The Subway chain does not operate in The Dominican Republic.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in The Dominican Republic.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in The Dominican Republic.

Weather

Today the sun in Santo Domingo, rises at 6:28 AM and sets at 6:31 PM. The climate of Santo Domingo may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29ThunderstormLow: 22.4°C (72.32°F)High: 31.2°C (88.16°F)
FridaySep 30Rain showersLow: 22.3°C (72.14°F)High: 30.4°C (86.72°F)
SaturdayOct 1ThunderstormLow: 23.9°C (75.02°F)High: 29.4°C (84.92°F)
SundayOct 2ThunderstormLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 28.9°C (84.02°F)
MondayOct 3FogLow: 24°C (75.2°F)High: 31.2°C (88.16°F)
TuesdayOct 4Rain showersLow: 23.8°C (74.84°F)High: 33.2°C (91.76°F)

Weather data for Santo Domingo (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Santo Domingo.

Taxi Apps You can use Uber in 7 cities. Bolt is not available in The Dominican Republic.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in The Dominican Republic.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.9, The Dominican Republic is placed 71st out of 129 nations.

Driving Side No data available.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  265.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 64.60 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Dominican Republic

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality No data available.

All arriving passengers 18 years or older are allowed their personal effects free of duties.

Alcohol allowance

  • 1L of spirits or 1L of wine

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 227g of tobacco

Sources

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Dominican Republic?

Currently, citizens of 106 countries can enter Dominican Republic without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Dominican Republic.

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