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Airport Taxes

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Airport Taxes

I've recently seen a few posts regarding these fees being included in your airline ticket. We booked thru AirTransat Vacations--does anyone know if these fees are included? I don't recall seeing anything saying they were or were not on the information sent to me.


Shediac, Canada
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1. Re: Airport Taxes

Normally if you have booked a package with Air Transat the arrival and departure taxes are included. But .... this April we were booked with Transat and flew Canjet,(whom fly Transat vacations) and the flight attendants forgot to give us our entrance ticket and everyone had to pay to get in, so got zinged twice. I always keep the extra money tucked away just in case ($10 pp going in, $20 pp going out) better safe than sorry.

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2. Re: Airport Taxes

I read a post on Puerto Plata forum from Ms. Angie that only Sunwing leaving Canada does not include the exit $20. You will need $10 for tourist card to enter.

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3. Re: Airport Taxes

Stacey, Transat Holidays includes the Fee for the Tourist Card which is handed out during your flight to the DR; they also include the departure tax in their package costing.

Of the Canadian Tour Operators offering DR only Sunwing and Signature Vacations DO NOT include the USD10 tourist card fee NOR the USD20 departure tax - each per person... this means, Transat Holidays, Air Canada Vacations, WestJet Vacations, Nolitours and Sunquest all pre-collect it in the tax portion of your holiday cost.

Regardless, this information should appear on your travel confirmation.

Enjoy your holiday and remember to pack the Immodium!

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4. Re: Airport Taxes

can you pay airport taxes with £ english pounds or does it have to be $ when entering and leaving Dominican Republic ?

Sosua, Dominican...
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5. Re: Airport Taxes

The entrance visa and exit tax are collected in USD


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6. Re: Airport Taxes

Bob, I recall seeing somewhere that you can pay in Dominican pesos as well. Ours was included in the Transat package, so no personal experience.

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7. Re: Airport Taxes

According to Sunwing, they only accept USD and cash only. For your convenience, I'd recommend having exact change ready before you leave for your airport taxes. Will save you a lot of stress especially since the airport can be really busy this time of year.

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