Dominican Republic General Information

Information on the Dominican Republic

Stretching across two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola is the proud nation of the Dominican Republic, a burgeoning country in the process of realizing its full potential. Past information on the Dominican Republic may have pointed to it as poverty stricken or unstable, but much has changed in the last few decades as economic benefits from tourism has spurned renovations and restorations like nothing seen before. Visitors here have got it quite right: information on the Dominican Republic shows it is a magical place to holiday, not to mention cheap, where the natural beauty is as varied as the friendly faces of its people. There are beaches and mountains, cities and scenery in the Dominican Republic, all prepared to welcome you with open arms.

The following practical information on the Dominican Republic should be useful in any trip there:

Information on the Dominican Republic Currency:
Legal tender here is the Dominican Peso. Recent information on the Dominican Republic shows that trying to use US dollars may prove difficult. Other currencies can be exchanged at local cambios (currency exchange offices).

Information on the Dominican Republic Entry Requirements:
Passport requirements: Entry requirements vary for each destination, it is your responsibility to verify you have the correct documents prior to travel. July 1, 2005 a valid passport is required for travel to the Dominican Republic. January 1, 2006 a valid passport is required for travel to all the Caribbean and Mexico.

Information on the Dominican Republic Driving Rules:
Driving here is on the right, and a 50mph speed limit is strictly enforced.

Information on the Dominican Republic Voltage:
Electricity here is 110 volts as in North America.

Information on the Dominican Republic Time Zone:
The Dominican Republic is on Atlantic Standard Time.

Information on the Dominican Republic Language:
Spanish is the official language here, though English is widely spoken in popular tourist areas.

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