Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine April 2017 | Page 202

GETTING TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC From the USA A merican Airlines offers the most flights to Santo Domingo or Puerto Plata Continental Airlines US Airways JetBlue Airlines US Airways Spirit Airlines From Canada Air Canada Westjet A valid passport is required. You may also need a tourist card or a visa which can be purchased at point of sale locations in land, air or sea ports in the country. It is also sold at Dominican embassies and consulate offices overseas and by tour operating companies. It can also be purchased online. The Tourist Card which can only be used once is valid for a year from the date of purchase and is good for up to 30 days in the country. Tourists staying beyond the usual 30-day period need to pay a fee depending on the extension. This fee can be paid at the Department of Migration or at the migration desk upon departure. Click here for more information on entering the Dominican Republic.