Dominican Republic

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Area: 48 671 km²
Capital: Santo Domingo
Population: 9,445,281 inhabitants (2010)

Travel advice
Status: Exercise Vigilance.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
January, February, March and April are the best months to travel to the Dominican Republic. This avoids the rainy and hurricane season.

Spanish is the official language in the Dominican Republic.

Travel documents
You must have an identity card or passport at least 6 months validity upon departure from the Dominican Republic. The passport is preferred.
A visa is required. These can be purchased for around 8 euro on arrival in the Dominican Republic (30 days valid).

Embassies and consulates
Dutch Embassy in the Dominican Republic: .
Dutch consulate in the Dominican Republic: .
Embassy and consulate of the Dominican Republic in the Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
To visit the Dominican Republic is recommended to one or more vaccinations to get.

In the Dominican Republic there is s malaria.

Money and Money
In the Dominican Republic is paid by the Dominican peso (DOP).

Traffic and route

In the Dominican Republic you must drive on the right side of the road.

In the Dominican Republic you will need a plug adapter required. You will also need a converter in some cases.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding the Dominican Republic can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from the Dominican Republic, please visit Abyznewslinks .

Websites in the Dominican Republic end in .do.
Official website of the Dominican Republic: .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a beautiful collection of photos of the Dominican Republic.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the Dominican Republic.

Video of ZaVzcOt_onU

An overview of all the holidays in the Dominican Republic, please visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in the Dominican Republic can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in the Dominican Republic can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.