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    Default Question:Tourist Cards

    Just returned to Santiago , and when I purchased my tourist card was told they only accept dollars . I usually pay in pesos . When I questioned this practice the person working at the counter stated " This is an American company ."

    Now Im a newbie but not that new . My ride showed up so unfortunatly I could not continue my questioning of this practice .

    Doesnt the Dominican Republic Goverment get this money for tourism ?

    Has anyone else had a similar experience ?

    Or was paying in dollars my welcome home present to the DR after a months absence ?

    You dont have to answer the last question unless you want to .

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    I think the tourist card and departure tax are supposed to be paid in US dollars.

    I'm sure there are some employees who will accept pesos and cover the dollars themselves if it is worth their while.

    Sort of like how the Dominican duty free shops will gladly take my leftover pesos at 38 to the dollar.

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    last time i ws travelling tourist card were paid in dollars ($10) but immigration would take also euros and pounds. also 10 of each!

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    And lets not forget to say 'gracias' if they go out of their way to accept the 10 pound as replacement for U$10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantaFULL View Post
    And lets not forget to say 'gracias' if they go out of their way to accept the 10 pound as replacement for U$10.
    Should they be doing the thanking for a $10 propina?

    tambo'

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    is it true its $15 now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beads View Post
    is it true its $15 now?
    Still $10US pp on April 28th.

    Gregg

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    same at SDQ May 19th, 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by FireGuy View Post
    Still $10US pp on April 28th.

    Gregg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beads View Post
    is it true its $15 now?
    No it's still $10US (as of June 25th).

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    of what year?
    Quote Originally Posted by rellosk View Post
    No it's still $10US (as of June 25th).

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