Dominican Republic Travel Information

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Dominican Republic Scene The Dominican Republic delights visitors with its mix of white-sand beaches and "gingerbread" Victorian architecture. Nine hundred miles of Caribbean coastline make the Hispaniola Island country a beach-lover’s paradise. Day-trip to Puerto Plata and ride the cable car up Mount Isabel de Torres, or groove to the steel drum beats of Cabarete nightlife. The breezy palms and sparkling waters of Punta Cana make it a true tropical paradise.

Things to do in Dominican Republic: Zona Colonial • Saona Island • Lake Enriquillo • The 3 Eyes National Park • 27 Charcos (Waterfalls) of Damajagua • Ocean World Adventure Park

Highly rated hotels in Dominican Republic: Iberostar Grand Bavaro • Sea Horse Ranch • Tortuga Bay Hotel • Villa Ribera Mar • Excellence Punta Cana • Majestic Elegance Punta Cana • Excellence El Carmen • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana • Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana • TRS Turquesa Hotel • Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana • CHIC Punta Cana • Le Sivory Punta Cana By PortBlue Boutique • Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort • Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa • The Grand Reserve At Paradisus By Melia Palma Real • Royal Service at Paradisus Punta Cana • Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana • Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar • Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana • The Reserve At Paradisus Palma Real • El Embajador, A Royal Hideaway Hotel • Casa de Campo Resort & Villas • Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado • Bahia Principe Luxury Samana • Paradisus Punta Cana Resort • Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda • Casa Colonial Beach & Spa • Eden Roc Cap Cana • Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences • The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club • The Reserve at Paradisus By Melia Punta Cana • Premium Level at Barcelo Bavaro Palace • Bahia Principe Luxury Bouganville • Unique Club at Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort • Xeliter Caleton Villas Cap Cana

Dominican Republic's electricity is 110V 60Hz and uses plug types A & B
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Las Américas International Airport is 4,340 miles, with a flight time of approx 9 hrs. Dominican Republic's IATA airport code is SDQ.
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Climate: The Dominican Republic, the eastern part of the island of Hispaniola, has a tropical climate, hot all year round, with a hotter and muggy season from May to October and a relatively cool season from December to March, while November and April are intermediate months. As regards to the rainfall, along the eastern and southern coasts, there is a rainy season between late April and October, while the northern coast, exposed to the trade winds, is rainy throughout the year, although the north-western coast experiences a decrease in rainfall from June to September. Temperatures in the Dominican Republic are high throughout the year, at least in the plains, however, during the summer season, from May to October, the heat is sweltering, while it is more pleasant, but still a bit humid, in winter. Because of the north-east trade winds, which blow from November to March, the north facing slopes are usually wetter than those exposed to the south. However, the presence of mountain ranges can increase or decrease the effect of the trade winds, so much so that some areas have a very humid climate and a lush vegetation, while others are nearly barren. Every now and then, from December to March, the country can be affected by some frontal systems from the United States, which can bring clouds and rains, and also a cool wind, able to lower the temperature by a few degrees. In these cases in the inland hilly areas the temperature can drop below 10°C.

Covid-19 Data for Dominican Republic

Data (updated weekly) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.

BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LON‑MIA
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(AA) aa

Economy205 2550
WTP905 95190
Business14040 180360
First21060 270540
Route 2LON‑MAD
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(AA) aa
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Economy5205 3060
WTP5905 100200
Business4014040 220440
First4021060 310620

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, fjFiji Airways, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, wyOman Air, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, s7S7 Airlines, ulSriLankan Airlines

Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Santo Domingo, (Zone 6, 4,001-5,500 miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
World Traveller Plus32,50050,000

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