E-ticket Dominican Republic – New Electronic Ticket for Travelers to the DR
What do tourists need to travel to the Dominican Republic?
Most tourists, including citizens of the United States, Canada, most of the countries of Central and South America, and the European Union, only need a valid passport to enter the Dominican Republic. You don’t have to apply for a visa. The passport must be valid at the time you enter the country, during your stay in the DR, and when you depart from the DR.
Tourists do not need to do a PCR or an antigen test before the trip. Express-tests will be selectively done upon arrival at the airport and other points of entry. The temperature will be measured for all passengers. Wearing a mask and keeping a social distance is mandatory at the airport.
Recently, the government of the Dominican Republic has introduced a digital form for everyone entering the country. It will replace the printed questionnaire that tourists fill out at the entrance, and then handed over at the exit. It’s called the Electronic Ticket or E-Ticket. You can find it fill out the form on the official site eticket.migracion.gob.do
What is the Electronic Ticket (E-ticket digital form)?
An electronic ticket contains three necessary documents at once:
- Migration service document
- Customs declaration
- Traveler’s medical certificate
The introduction of this digital form for everyone who arrives in the country simplifies migration procedures by combining three documents into one. This document is filled out by you in advance, therefore, the customs clearance process is accelerated. You will become noticeably more comfortable and you will save your precious time.
What are QR-codes and why you should save them?
The QR code is strictly required to board the flight.
You are given two QR codes after filling out the form to exit and enter the country. However, you only need to present the QR code upon entering the country. The second code is only a confirmation that the form has been filled out correctly. The E-ticket contains three documents at once, so you are required to give a lot of information.
From 01.02.2021 all passengers entering and leaving the country on commercial flights must fill out a digital questionnaire on the Electronic Travel Document portal before arrival in the country.
So, passengers will need to fill out a digital form for arriving and leaving from the DR. How should this form be used and when should it be presented?
The procedure of using the electronic ticket step-by-step:
- Fill out the form on the website 72 hours before the planned trip
- Print the QR codes received after filling out the form (or make a screenshot of the QR code)
- Present the QR code when entering the country
- When passing through customs, your QR code will be scanned
What if you filled out the E-ticket form incorrectly?
Fill out the form again. Try to do this at home, however, if you notice an error only at the airport, do not worry. In the airports of the Dominican Republic, most often there is free Wi-Fi. Use it and re-fill the electronic ticket.
Frequently Asked Questions
about E-ticket system
1. Who should fill out this form?
This form is filled out by absolutely every traveler arriving in the Dominican Republic.
2. When does the physical form disappear?
The use of physical forms ended on April 1, 2021. The digital form makes the process of migration and customs clearance faster and more flexible. The electronic form is required at the moment.
3. What happens if I don't fill it out before the trip?
You can fill it right at the airport if there is any Wi-Fi. However, it’s risky and it’s better to fill out the document in advance. Be aware that if you do not fill it out, you may not be allowed on board.
4. What is the QR code shown for when filling out the form?
A QR code is required to go through customs. The QR code confirms the correctness of filling out the electronic form.
5. Is it important to save the QR code?
Yes, you must save the QR code. Print it or save it on your device. You must present a QR code to enter the Dominican Republic.
6. Why is the form so long?
This form contains three documents at once: a migration service document, a customs declaration form, and an affidavit about the health of the traveler. All the necessary information about the traveler is contained in one document, so when filling it out, you are required to give a lot of information.
7. How many days in advance should I fill out the form?
You must fill out the form 72 hours before your trip to the Dominican Republic.
8. Will I have to fill out any other documents when entering or leaving the Dominican Republic?
Not. The e-ticket contains all the necessary information. You do not need to fill out any other documents.
9. If I travel as a family, do I have to fill out a form for each member?
You must fill out the information about each of the family members traveling with you. But it’s not necessary for each person to fill out an individual form, you can add one user to the system, who will enter information about the rest of the family members into the form. However, up to 7 people can be entered in one form. If more than 7 people are traveling, for the rest you need to fill out an additional form.
10. Is it the same QR code to enter and leave the country?
No, you are given two QR codes for arriving and for leaving the country. However, you only need to show the QR code upon entering the country. The second code is only a confirmation that the form has been filled out correctly.
11. What happens if I change my flight date after having the QR code?
If you need to change any data in this form, fill out the form again. The last form will remain in the system.
12. Every time I travel to the Dominican Republic, do I have to do this?
Yes, you must fill out this form before every trip to the Dominican Republic.
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