The Tax Agency (DGII) has announced that they have delayed the new system of payment of tourist cards until 1 April 2018. In a press release, the DGII said that due to the coordination needed to make the US$10 tourist card a part of the airline tickets and those arriving by sea, which involves international organizations and transport companies, they need more time to implement the new system that was originally due to start on 1 January 2018.
At present, visitors pay for the US$10 tourist card upon arrival to the country.
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28 December 2017