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Dominican Republic: Useful Information For Travellers

Fast Facts

Capital: Santo Domingo
Population: 8.833643
Size: 48.730
Time difference: CET -5 hours. During summer CET -6 hours.


The official language is Spanish. English is spoken in the tourist areas.

Getting there

Airports: Puerto Plata Airport, Las Americas Airport (Santo Domingo)

Getting around

Currency & banking

Local currency is the Dominican Peso (RD$)


The climate is tropical with temperatures about 30 degrees.

Health regulations

A vaccination against hepatitis A and typhoid is recommended. Malaria exists regionally, especially in the rural areas close to the border of Haiti (provinces Dajabon, Elias Pina, Monte Christi). Everywhere else the risk is little.


Mobile network: only American system.


110/120-volt alternating current, 60 hertz. An American adapter plug is recommended.