SEDE Dominican Republic
In the heart of the Caribbean, bathed by the waters of the Atlantic on the north coast and the impetuous Caribbean Sea in the south, there is a placid and beautiful country whose name is Dominican Republic.
The island was discovered by Christopher Columbus on December 5, 1492 during his first trip to the New World, and occupies 48,442 km of the 76,192 that he shares with the neighboring island of Haiti. Its natural beauties and fruitful history delight and passionate those who get to know it.
Its aboriginal name, Quisqueya, means in Taino “mother of all lands”. At the time of the Discovery, it was inhabited by Aboriginal people who called themselves Tainos, a word that in their language means “good.”
Spanish is the official language. However, in some communities of foreign origin and in areas linked to tourism services, English, German, French, Italian and Dutch are spoken among others.
We use American type electrical outlets for 110-120 volts / 60 cycles.
Dermatologists insist that it is not wise to expose yourself to the sun between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They advise to do it gradually and to protect themselves with sunscreens, hats and glasses. For the tan color to last, hydrate the skin daily.
Weights and Measures
As for the weights and measures, the Dominican Republic uses, in accordance with national legislation, the metric system. However, the country still uses certain units of the old Spanish system and other systems that were previously used in the territory.
Items classified as personal luggage have no problem going through Customs. You have the right to bring three liters of liquor, 200 cigarettes, your laptop and prescription medications.
A valid passport is required. You may also need a tourist card (US $ 10 or € 10) or a visa.
Citizens of countries that do not require a visa to enter the European Union, Great Britain, United States of America or Canada, can enter the Dominican Republic by presenting a tourist card.
The tourist card is valid for one year from the date of acquisition and is valid for a visit of up to 30 days for one person and for a single use. The tourist card can be purchased at the point of sale at land, air or sea ports in the country. It is also sold in Dominican embassies and consulates abroad and by tourism operating companies. It can be purchased online at https://dgii.gov.do/sobreTarjetaTurista/Paginas/default.aspx
The Dominican Republic issues tourist, business, work, student and residence visas. Tourist visas can be issued for one or several tickets and can be extended to 60 days. For more details on visas, see: http://www.domrep.org/visa.html%20o%20www.consuladord.com/contentlist.aspx?catid=73&lang=Es
You can also use another tool for visa requirements: https://www.ivisa.com/
In Punta Cana is the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), one of the ten main airports in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) Located in Santo Domingo, approximately 2 hours from Punta Cana Airport and 30 minutes from the country’s capital.
* Since the XXVIII Congress of Insurers of Central America Panama and the Caribbean, will be held at the Punta Cana International Convention Center, we recommend using the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)
Km 28, #74, Bv. Turístico del Este, Punta Cana 23000, República Dominicana
The International Convention Center of Punta Cana (ICC Punta Cana) is a modern and compact place, centrally located in Bavaro. The place can comfortably host conferences of all sizes under one roof, with spaces for exhibitions and meetings very close to each other.
• Rooms with capacity for up to 3,500 participants.
• Rooms that can be divided into 42 secondary rooms for simultaneous sessions.
• Space of 65,500 sq.m. ft. / 6,083 m2 available for congresses, conventions and exhibitions.
• Wireless Internet with a capacity of 6,000 devices connected simultaneously.
• Facilities accessible to people with disabilities.
How to get
The Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is the best connected airport in the Caribbean and Central America, with flights from 26 countries. Now, with a new road, La Romana is less than an hour away, and Santo Domingo is only two and a half hours away.
From the airport it is only 15 minutes from the area of Punta Cana and Cap Cana, and about 30 minutes from the hotel areas of Bávaro, El Cortecito, Arena Gorda, Macao and Uvero Alto. This is the Caribbean airport with the largest variety of flights worldwide.