After arriving in Punta Cana, you’ll have to proceed through Immigration and Customs. Here are a few tips:
Departing the plane/Tourist Card:
The airport in Punta Cana is very small and open-air. You will depart the plane via stairs they roll up to the plane. There will be airport personnel there to direct you on where to go after departing the plane, or, you can just follow the other passengers!
Before you get to the immigration booth, you will be required to purchase a Tourist Card. The current cost of the card is $10.00 per person and can be paid in U.S. dollars. Please note, you won’t actually receive a card, you just pay your money and they will instruct you on where to go next.
Make sure you have filled out completely the Immigration/Customs cards given to you on the flight.
Have your Immigration cards and passports in hand when you approach the immigration booth. This will make things go much quicker.
Depending on how many other flights arrive at the same time as yours, the wait to get through Immigration could take a while.
After clearing Immigration, proceed to the baggage claim area (there will be someone showing you the way). Depending on how long it took you to get through Immigration, your luggage may already be off the carousel and just grouped together with lots of other luggage. This is when it’s handy to have some sort of colorful ribbon or something to distinguish your luggage from everyone else’s.
Once you have claimed your luggage, proceed to Customs. They may search your luggage before you proceed.
After clearing Customs, you’ll go to the area where all the transportation companies have small booths set up. Just look for the transportation company you are booked with and they will help you from there.
Have a great trip!
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