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Dominican Republic customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Dominican Republic to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Dominican Republic make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Dominican Republic customs regulations.

Import regulations in Dominican Republic

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

One of the following:

  • 20 packs of cigarettes;
  • 25 cigars;
  • or 200g tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • 3 litres of alcohol.

Other Goods

  • Gifts up to a value of US$500 once every three months.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Pets must be accompanied by a complete vaccination certificate and a health certificate confirming that the animal was disease free at least 30 days before entering the Dominican Republic.

For further information, please visit the Dominican Republic Tourism Ministry.

Information has been updated: .