Government eliminates US$10 tourist card charge to Dominicans and legal residents

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The Civil Aviation Board (JAC) is giving airlines 45 days to update their computers systems and stop charging Dominican citizens and legal foreign residents in the DR the US$10 tourist card for entry into the country. At present, all travelers must pay for the US$10 tourist card. Dominicans and residents were required to request a reimbursement, but the procedure was tedious and used by very few.

The Civil Aviation Board issued Resolution 217-2022 instructing the airlines to make adjustments in their computer systems to eliminate the charge on airline tickets to Dominicans and Dominican legal foreign residents.

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26 September 2022

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jd426

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I'm still trying to figure out how its being Collected ..
Last time we went , STI, no one collected anything from us . and we both should have paid
Was it in the Airline ticket ? , because that whole process at STI was gone
 

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How will they know who is who?
Soon, because of inflation affecting tourists vacation travel plans they may need to incentivize people to come
 

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One likely response from the airlines: We cannot implement the request within the 45 days allotted.
Therefore the only solution is to cease collecting the fee from everybody until such time as we are able
to develop the necessary software to implement this request. (Like 18 months, or longer!).

It will be back to the old way: Pay upon entry unless you have a cedula. Much of the money will
not get accounted for.
 

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I'm still trying to figure out how its being Collected ..
Last time we went , STI, no one collected anything from us . and we both should have paid
Was it in the Airline ticket ? , because that whole process at STI was gone
Yes. It has been in the ticket for a long time now.
 
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All that airlines have to do is modify their websites to ask for the Dominican cédula number and if that box is filled with a legitimate one, automatically subtract $10 from the final price.

Delta should put it here:
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Jetblue here:
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"All that airlines have to do is modify their websites to ask for the Dominican cédula number and if that box is filled with a legitimate one, automatically subtract $10 from the final price."

Verification would require a query of the DR's DB just to ascertain legitimacy. Matching the cedula's name to the ticket holder's name complicates
things a bit. Not likely to be designed, coded, tested and implemented in 45 days.
 
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My guess is that it will be yet another thing for the ticket agent to verify. If you claimed residency or citizenship when you booked your ticket, you'll have to show proof at check-in.
 

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cedilla number will not suffice. My daughter is a minor with no Dominican ID, only a Canadian passport stating she was born in DR. Are airline employees going to make the connection.