Why was a british traveler not allowed entry into country?

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Nadie21

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Just read of a british traveler denied entry at Punta Cana Airport. Her companion had no problem. They were booked into hotel for I think 10days. She was brought into an office and not told why. Why would this happen?
 

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Interesting, after reading the article seems maybe a passport issue? Something mentioned about Colombia, but no explanation was given about any previous travel to Colombia.
 

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Maybe there was an identity or data entry mix up. The authorities in the RD are provided passenger information through the airline prior to its origin departure to the DR and also the online tourist card information. At any point near to departure she could have been advised of entry denial. Something went awry.

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Just for the record, the fact someone is British or from Europe or North America doesn't mean that they should be allowed into the DR.

DR Migración: "Señor, follow me".

Señor: "What? I'm British!"

DR Migración: "Mr, don't waste my time and follow me..."
 
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Interesting, after reading the article seems maybe a passport issue? Something mentioned about Colombia, but no explanation was given about any previous travel to Colombia.
She has never travelled to Colombia, has no criminal record, and she wasn't told the reason for them flagging her passport.
 

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yea, but if they are going
Just for the record, the fact soneone is British or from Europe or North America doesn't mean that just due to that they should be allowed into the DR.

DR Migración: "Señor, follow me".

Señor: "What? I'm British!"

DR Migración: "Mr, don't waste my time and follow me..."
Sure deny entry but do it at the other end before she gets on the aircraft.
 

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Just for the record, the fact soneone is British or from Europe or North America doesn't mean that just due to that they should be allowed into the DR.

DR Migración: "Señor, follow me".

Señor: "What? I'm British!"

DR Migración: "Mr, don't waste my time and follow me..."
She never pulled the "I'm British!" card, she just wanted to know why they refused entry. Most of your replies are informative but sometimes you're just a lambon 🤣
 

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According to how I read it, the Brits and Dominicans had this language barrier. The tourists could have used a smartphone to help with translation. Wondering if they tried.
 

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She has never travelled to Colombia, has no criminal record, and she wasn't told the reason for them flagging her passport.
Then why did the article mention Colombia? Are you privy to some information we do not know about?
 

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Stories pop up now and then about "denied entry" but do we ever get the whole story? Bob says she never traveled to Colombia but yet the article refers to Colombia twice. The authors of the article also state they tried to reach out to the Colombia consulate/embassy. For me there is always more to the story in these cases. Mistaken identity?
 

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Just for the record, the fact soneone is British or from Europe or North America doesn't mean that just due to that they should be allowed into the DR.

DR Migración: "Señor, follow me".

Señor: "What? I'm British!"

DR Migración: "Mr, don't waste my time and follow me..."

Someone, Nadie 21 read something.
Nebulous reporting from daily mail.uk
Lot of speculation no facts known.

  • Overall, we rate Daily Mail Right Biased and Questionable due to numerous failed fact checks and poor information sourcing.

Now a moderator who was not present kicks in with an imaginary conversation.
If you were present at migración let us know NALs.

We do know that the DR has laws.
If entry is denied, it is on the basis of DR laws. ( This rarely happens)
In an advanced country like DR surely there is an official at PUJ international who is capable of speaking english.
Normally one expects to be given the reason for denied entry.

We do know that Dominicans require a visa to visit most countries.
That includes Dominica and other Caribbean countries.

We do know that this is based on past conduct of Dominicans in foreign countries.
Resulting in most Dominicans suffering for other Dominicans bad conduct.

 
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