The Dominican Republic passport is currently ranked 71st place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 70 destinations. This grants it an overall medium-low mobility score. Dominican passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel and Egypt. Dominican citizens do however require a visa to enter about 159 destinations in the world, which requires extended travel preparations. Some destinations where a visa is required are the entire European Union, the United States and Australia.
The Dominican Republic passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Dominican Republic passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Dominican Republic passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 31 Dominican Republic passport visa-free countries, 37 Dominican Republic visa-on-arrival countries, and 2 eTA destinations.
Altogether, Dominican Republic passport holders can enter a total of 70 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Dominican Republic passport ranks 71 in the world.
Separate from these Dominican Republic visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 159 additional destinations in which Dominican Republic passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
The Dominican Republic is a former Spanish colony consisting of 31 provinces. The most important provinces are Santo Domingo, Santiago, and Distrito Nacional. The country is situated in the Caribbean occupying two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. It has a total surface area of 48,671 square kilometers. The nation’s terrain is characterized by rugged mountains and highlands with fertile valleys in between. Its climate is tropical maritime with only little temperature variation throughout the year.
The overall population is over 10.6 million people. The capital of the country is Santo Domingo, which is also the most populous city with more than 3 million inhabitants. The country’s largest international airport is Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) with 7 million annual passengers. The airport provides access to destinations all around the world for mostly touristic purposes.
Dominican culture is strongly influenced by its Spanish history. The majority of the population identifies themself as Christians. The official language is Spanish. The Dominican legal system is based on the French civil code. The government form is a presidential republic. The chief of state and head of government is the elected President Luis Abinader Sanchez. Elections are taking place every 4 years.
The official currency is the Dominican Peso (DOP), which has a current exchange rate of DOP 56.7 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $121.289 billion. Its citizens have a per capita income of $11,308. The GDP is mostly made up of the services and industry sectors. Tourism plays a large role as it is one of the most visited countries in the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic is also increasing activity in the mining sector by starting extraction at Pueblo Viejo. This is one of the largest gold and silver mines in the world.
The Dominican Republic is an extremely popular holiday destination for people from all over the world. It is known for its vast beaches and beautiful nature. Some of the major destinations include the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Las Galeras, and Jarabacoa. The Colonial City of Santo Domingo is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The main tourist activities are fishing, watersports, and hiking. The nation has a total of more than 6 million tourists visiting every year coming from all over the world.