helpful travel hints
Things are a little different when traveling to a developing country so here you'll find helpful tips and tricks that will make your trip smooth sailing!
Wherever you will be coming from, you will want to fly into the Las Americas airport in Santo Domingo.
The airport code is SDQ.
Covid Testing & Info!
Dominican Republic Entry and Exit Requirements:
Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
COVID-19 rapid tests are performed on randomly selected travelers upon arrival.
Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
Temperature checks may be implemented on arrival or departure by Dominican authorities.
For additional questions regarding Covid procedures you can visit the
US Embassy link here...
As of right now, we are no longer required to present a negative PCR or Covid Antigen test before traveling to the Dominican Republic or to return home.
Should you decide that you want to test while in the Dominican Republic, please let us know and we can help you to arrange for someone from the lab we use each trip, since covid 19, to come to our hotel to do your testing.
You will need your passport in hand when they test and you will need to create an account at this link as well as pre pay for your testing...
As per the CDC's current notifications:
Starting at 12:01 a.m. on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer require air travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.
Get ready to have the time of your life with us on BachaTour! with Baila con Pasión!
Passport / Visa Requirements
You will need your passport but you do NOT need a Visa!
Tourist cards are NO LONGER NECESSARY as they are now included in your airfare.
Make a copy of your passport and keep it on your person at all times. We do NOT recommend bringing your passport with you when we go out and about but have a photo copy available ad your passport safe and locked up in your room.
All guests MUST register at the link below which now serves as a biographical
info form and health statement that you confirm that you are entering the country with NO COVID SYMPTOMS. You wont be able to board you flight without showing this at the airport check in.
Money Exchange and will you need cash?
American Dollars ARE accepted in the Dominican Republic however for larger purchases you may want to exchange your money to Dominican Pesos.
When we go out dancing you can use American Dollars but use smaller bills and keep them INSIDE your clothing separated so you are not pulling out a large amount of money in public.
Many businesses do NOT accept bank or credit cards!
You will also want to contact your bank and credit card company before we go to let them know that you will be in Santo Domingo so that your card does not get blocked when you use it in a foreign country. You do NOT want to deal with that from a foreign country!
While you can change your dollars to Dominican Pesos at the airport, the hotel and other locations there, we recommend exchanging your money here in the US as the fees are much higher to exchange your money there. Most banks can exchange your money for you here with a few days notice to order Dominican Pesos.
You can check the exchange rate here before you go to get your Pesos ordered so you have an idea of what the rate will be.
Once you register, you'll receive a registration confirmation and welcome email.
You'll then be added to our Facebook Group
BachaTour! with Baila con Pasión October 2022 Dance Family!
...that has been created JUST FOR US! This is where all pertinent information will be posted especially as we get closer to our adventure.
Need a Roomate?
If you need a roommate, just let us know! We can connect you with other's who want to share a room!