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  1. Lucas61

    dominican e-ticket

    Who said that there's been a question? There's never been a question. Because, by chance, an agent does not ask for it does not mean that there's a question.
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    dominican e-ticket

    I want to report on my two experiences with the e-ticket, the first in April and the second in August of 2021. First, you should fill out the e-ticket as soon as you purchase your ticket(s) as flight information is required. Do this in the leisure of your home and do not put it off! Both of my...
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    Cigars in the DR

    An important point to note is that it is easier to obtain Dominican cigars in the U.S. than it is the in Dom. Rep. Most are exported. Although I live in the D.R. I buy my Dominican cigars in the U.S. because the ones I want (e.g. La Gloria Cubana, Wavell) are not available here. That being...
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    How is Import Tax Calculated?

    Thanks for this detailed description. This is exactly what I need.
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    How is Import Tax Calculated?

    Every month I receive stuff from the U.S. via Vimenpaq. I always stay below the redline of USD $200.00 so as not to trigger a side trip (of my merchandise) to Customs. Until now. What a bummer. I bought a C-mount for my microscope for $339.00 USD. First, it languished at La Aduana aduanas.gob.do...
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    Mutual Member Help: COVID VACC ASAP!

    Update on Pfizer "booster" at La Sirena Multicentro on Churchill, Sto. Dom. (Some of this information was presented by Dolores) My wife and I went there early this morning for her inoculation. Unfortunately, after waiting two hours, it was a "no go." There is a "Gotcha!" The gotcha is that they...
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    It’s official: Pfizer booster vaccination starts 1 July 2021

    Ha! I should have read this before I posted! Do you know anything about the hours? Are you suggesting that the vaccinations are being given on the 5th floor parking?
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    It’s official: Pfizer booster vaccination starts 1 July 2021

    (1) Conspicuous omission of locations and schedules in national press. I have read the translations and the originals. There is zero indication as to how one should proceed. It's possible that this information has not yet been made public. My wife, Dominicana, is eligible for the Pfizer booster...
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    Mutual Member Help: COVID VACC ASAP!

    You missed my point. I wrote an OP sum-up in which I explained that BEFORE SinoVac became available to all, I flew to CA for one month and received both doses of Moderna's mRNA vaccine plus waited the obligatory 15 days for full protection. My point now is that EVEN BEING FULLY VACCINATED I...
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    Mutual Member Help: COVID VACC ASAP!

    OP: "Bizarre" is the word. I am leaving from SDQ to Philadelphia, PA for a wedding in August. I confirmed with American Airlines that a COVID test, either an antigen or PCR test, is mandatory EVEN if I am vaccinated. Whether one is vaccinated or not is irrelevant. But you do not have to test if...
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    Mutual Member Help: COVID VACC ASAP!

    Yes, and this is the site that lists locations: centros.vacunate.gob.do
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    Mutual Member Help: COVID VACC ASAP!

    This tells me that you can wait in any line where vaccines are offered and present your passport. If doing so, it might help to find the original newspaper source (in Spanish), and write it out so that you can quote it if necessary. With a little fuss, if necessary, it's hard to believe that you...
  13. Lucas61

    Probably Nots

    OP: I PROBABLY found a great place for cakes. It's not a bakery. It's a coffee shop. It's called Aqua Mundo (weird name) and it's at Sambil, the lower level as you enter from the main entrance on Kennedy, adjacent to the escalator when you descend. I've been going there for a couple of years as...
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    Cigar Problems

    Thanks for this. Yes, I'm thinking of keeping Vimenpaq for my regular stuff, then using your courier service or perhaps one more another member recommended, for cigars only.
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    Sto. Dom. -- Where Buy Porcelain/Bone China dinnerware and/or Tea Service (aka COVID distraction)

    Hey, good idea! I know them. That might be the sweet spot. I'll check.
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    Sto. Dom. -- Where Buy Porcelain/Bone China dinnerware and/or Tea Service (aka COVID distraction)

    Now that we spent RD$ 50,000 on an andiroba hutch, we need to fill it up but there's no money left! LOL! My wife didn't see me roll my eyes when I found her enamored of some stuff at La Sirena! I want to kick it up a notch without breaking the bank. Can you recommend a store in the capital that...
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    Cigar Problems

    My cigar shop on El Conde does not use humidification. With the AC going full blast, it's very drying. I buy a very nice house cigar, a robusto maduro, for RD$250.00 Howevever, the wrapper is sometimes cracked. If your wrapper unravels, you are in trouble! So on the end that I cut, I lick that...
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    Cigar Problems

    If you want to keep it simple, buy a plastic box of sufficient size with a lid that seals well. Cut a strip of sponge, soak that, and put it in the box. Don't let it touch the cigars. You don't need to buy a hygrometer. Gently twirl a cigar at different points between your thumb and index...
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    Cigar Problems

    Hmm, although I have a good working relationship with Vimenpaq, meaning bilingual staff I can turn to via email or phone if I have a problem, I may very well try Domex just for my cigar purchases. Thank you for this. When I register, I will confirm that they will ship cigars, however, and see if...