Best time to go to Dominican Republic

You can count on blue skies and sunshine in the Dominican Republic. The northern shore packs in a massive 300 sunny days a year, with average temperatures in the high 20s. Things get even hotter between June and October, although you’ll get a few tropical downpours. Over in Punta Cana, average temperatures sit at around 29°C, with summer temperatures nudging into the low 30s. Hurricane season usually lasts between June and September.

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

Don't forget to arrange your travel money and insurance before you go.

Health and 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

Further Reading

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  • Key Facts

    • Capital - Santo Domingo
    • Language - Spanish
    • Timezone - GMT -4
    • Population - 9,927,320
    • Currency - DOP:Dominican Peso
    • Flight Time - 9 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick

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