Dominican Republic

Key facts

  • Currency: DOP:Dominican Peso
  • Language: Spanish
  • Flight duration: 9 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick
  • Timezones: GMT -4

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Beach-friendly weather comes as standard in the Dominican Republic. On average, you can expect average temperatures in the high 20s or low 30s, plus about 300 days of sunshine a year. From June to October the mercury rises even more, but you’ll usually see the odd tropical shower, too. Humidity can be high in this part of the world – travel between November and April to avoid the worst of it. Hurricane season falls between June and September, but severe storms are pretty rare, and hotels are well equipped in any case.


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Health & Safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Passports and Visas

British citizens must have a valid passport to visit the Dominican Republic. A tourist visa card is required for entry and is included in the cost of your holiday, so you won't be expected to pay for this on arrival. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

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