Dominican Republic destination information

All you need to know before visiting Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic summary

Dominican Republic is a small country with around 10M Dominican Republic. Official language is Spanish. Dominican Republic uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-04:00. Currency used in Dominican Republic is Dominican Peso (DOP).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 130
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 162

ATMs in Dominican Republic are Common. Internet speed in Dominican Republic is on average 2.8 Mbps. In Dominican Republic you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Santo Domingo
🗣️ Spanish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 10M ☀️ ~24 °C 🌧 ~121 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 49k km2 (19k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Dominican Republic uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type B and Type C.

Languages 🗣️

  • Spanish


Currency 💱

1 DOP = 0.01 USD

Dominican Republic uses the Dominican peso (symbol: $), code DOP.Banknotes come in denominations of 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 25, 10, 5 and 1 pesos.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Dominican Republic. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is expected in Dominican Republic since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Dominican Republic uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Dominican Republic upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Dominican Republic, dial +, then 1 809 (the country code for Dominican Republic), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number.


For local calls within Dominican Republic, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 809 .

international: + 1 809 809 1234567
calling local: 1809 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Dominican Republic is on average 2.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Dominican Republic is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 878.23 DOP, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Altice, Claro or Viva.


Rules 🚗

In Dominican Republic you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas, 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on motorways and 80-100 km/h (49-62 mph) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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