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    Hey there,

    I'm just wondering if buying the tourist card online (About the Tourist Card) will be of any advantage? I remember from earlier travel to POP that there used to be two queues - one for getting the card and one for exchanging it for a piece of paper. If I buy that card online - will I be able to skip the first queue? Or will I need to exchange whatever purchase confirmation proof I get for another physical card @ the first queue and then proceed to the second queue to exchange the card for a piece of paper? The latter would be silly, but very imaginable.

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    The only advantage that you will have is that you won't have to initially stand in line to buy the card, which is now just a duplicate paper receipt, that you will give to a person before you go through immigration. It will save you a few minutes.

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    Historically many airlines have it included in your ticket price

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    what is a tourist card?

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    I don't believe that any of the airlines include the tourist card fee any longer, unless it is a charter flight. The tourist card is a fee is basically a tax for entering the country. You pay your $10usd before entering customs and immigration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTSteve View Post
    I don't believe that any of the airlines include the tourist card fee any longer, unless it is a charter flight. The tourist card is a fee is basically a tax for entering the country. You pay your $10usd before entering customs and immigration.

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    I agree. What the airlines include is the departure fee/tax.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    After getting off the airplane one has to have $10.00 in USA cash to buy a tourist card. Common thing in LAtin Countries, but here you don't get to keep it. You have to surrender it within minutes of buying it. Other places you should have it on your person as you are moving about their country.
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    interesting, i never had to do that. they do not charge me the exit fee either. must all be included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTSteve View Post
    I don't believe that any of the airlines include the tourist card fee any longer, unless it is a charter flight. The tourist card is a fee is basically a tax for entering the country. You pay your $10usd before entering customs and immigration.

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    Air Canada does.

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    Westjet does also

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    Thanks a lot - will buy it online, minus one queue at PUJ. Lets see if it pays off at all - my last trip to POP included a TTL of 20 mins immigration queue + a nice 30 minute wait for any luggage to arrive....

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