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ACEregular
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Trav To Dom. Rep From US As UK Citizen

Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:45 pm

I was just wondering If I visited the USA and stayed for a few days, could I travel on to the Dominican Republic, pay the local Visa charge upon arrival and then stay a week or so before heading back. My question really is how do I get back to USA on my UK passport and gain entry before catching a home?
 
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RE: Trav To Dom. Rep From US As UK Citizen

Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:04 pm

It shouldn't be a big problem (unless there's a reason you'd have trouble entering the U.S. anyway). If you aren't staying in the U.S. at all on the way home, you just write "In Transit to the UK" or something to that effect on the Customs form, and they shouldn't give you a problem.
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RE: Trav To Dom. Rep From US As UK Citizen

Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:25 pm

This is assuming that you can be allowed under the Visa free rules. This would be the same as if you flew from Auckland to London and transited Los Angeles... Or are you thinking of staying a period in the US then it is purely an entry as normal
 
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RE: Trav To Dom. Rep From US As UK Citizen

Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:43 am

Just a tip if you where to fly say JFK-PUJ most passengers will be American whereas JFK-SDQ most will be Dominican or Domincan-American's.

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RE: Trav To Dom. Rep From US As UK Citizen

Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:06 am

Whatever you do, just know that it is the law that US citizens must use their US passports upon arrival in the US.
 
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RE: Trav To Dom. Rep From US As UK Citizen

Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:10 am

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RE: Trav To Dom. Rep From US As UK Citizen

Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:11 pm

Thanks very much. Just an idea I had. Its quite expensive to get a flght to the Domincan Republic from the UK. Most are on Charter aircraft where the seats are predominantly sold as a package. Some flights I have seen are £600+ return. However JetBlue are commencing flights into Puerto Plata from Jan 08. Checking out thier fares its £170 return. As long as I get a flight to New York for around £300 return, I could save cash and have a better twin centre holiday, as I have visited NYC before and its a great city.
 
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RE: Trav To Dom. Rep From US As UK Citizen

Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:30 pm



Quoting ACEregular (Reply 6):
Thanks very much. Just an idea I had. Its quite expensive to get a flght to the Domincan Republic from the UK. Most are on Charter aircraft where the seats are predominantly sold as a package. Some flights I have seen are £600+ return. However JetBlue are commencing flights into Puerto Plata from Jan 08. Checking out thier fares its £170 return. As long as I get a flight to New York for around £300 return, I could save cash and have a better twin centre holiday, as I have visited NYC before and its a great city.

You're right on the mark. Most flights to the D.R. from the U.K. and Canada are on charters provided by tour operators where it involves an all-inclusive package deal. B6 will offer JFK-POP starting in January, but selling those seats will be a challenge for them since the D.R. hasn't acaught on in the U.S. as a tropical getaway as it has in Canada and the U.K. Most flights from U.S. origins (mostly JFK, EWR, MIA & ATL) to the D.R. are aimed at the "re-patriotization" end allowing families and friends to visit one another. Vacation or leisure travel is slowly catching on in the U.S. as most Americans are learning from Canadian friends and family what a good value the D.R. really is for the buck.
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