Welcome to World Connect’s Site Visit to the Dominican Republic! Below you will find some information that will be useful while planning your travels.
The registration deadline is June 21, 2017. Please complete the following Guest Profile before this deadline (click here). This allows us to easily record your vital travel information.
FLIGHTS FROM THE US:
International flights are booked by travelers independently. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent we are happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Naomi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Meredith (email@example.com) once you have booked your flights. Here are our arrival and departure recommendations:
- Arrive in Las Américas International Airport (SDQ)* anytime before 4:30pm on July 12th 2017 (approximately a 30 minute drive to the hotel)
- Leave from Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) after 12:30pm on July 16th 2017 (approximately a 2.5- 3 hour drive to the airport from the hotel)
EXTENDING YOUR TRAVEL:
Elevate Destinations is happy to assist with your travel needs. Please let us know if you would like to arrange any pre or post travel plans.
Elevate Destinations strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment to Elevate Destinations.
Elevate Destinations is partnered with the Travel Insurance Center, a broker of travel protection products. For assistance, contact Alan Lightbody, Agent Representative, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Toll Free 1-866-979-6753 Ext. 3648, or Direct 402-343-3648.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
Travelers should ensure that the validity of their passports extends at least six months beyond the end of their intended stay, and should have at least one blank (unstamped) visa page in their passport to enter the country. The last two amendment pages are unacceptable for immigration stamps. *Note that you will need to renew your passport if you are out of Visa pages, as the State Department no longer provides additional pages. If you need to renew your passport, please do so as soon as possible. US passport holders can find information about applying for or renewing passports at travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.
A tourist visa is not required for visits less than 30 days. However, U.S. citizens must purchase a tourist card the airport upon arrival in the Dominican Republic for $10 cash or online prior to travel. Purchasing a tourist card on arrival is usually the most convenient options for travelers.
For more specific information concerning entry and exit requirements, travelers may contact the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the United States.
Please consult with a travel clinic or your personal physician regarding the recommended immunizations for travel to the Dominican Republic. You will need to do this well in advance of your trip as some vaccinations require time to take effect, and you may need to allow time between a series of shots. Comprehensive information can be found on the CDC website for the Dominican Republic.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and to take prescription medication before, during and after your trip to prevent Malaria. The CDC also recommends some travelers to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B and Rabies.
Cholera is a risk in parts of the Dominican Republic. CDC recommends this vaccine for adults who are traveling to an area of active cholera transmission. Cholera is rare in travelers but can be severe. Certain factors may increase the risk of getting cholera (more information). Because it is spread through contaminated food and water, cholera is easily prevented by sticking to safe eating and drinking habits.
Note: Zika is a risk in Dominican Republic. Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious birth defects, women who are pregnant should not travel to Dominican Republic. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to Zika virus during and after the trip. For more information, see Zika Virus in the Dominican Republic.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to our Travel Team: