We cannot guarantee the correctness of the information. Most motercycles do not use their lights, believing they are saving money. The fundamental reforms of the Commercial Code were authorized by Decree No. Safety and security Safety and security Crime Petty crime Petty crime, including pickpocketing and bag-snatching, occurs throughout the country. Drug possession and use is prosecuted with very high fines and heavy penalties from 5 - 25 years in prison.
A tourist visa or tourist card is only eligible for tourism purposes only. Medical tourism Canadian citizens have had serious health complications following cosmetic or other elective surgeries abroad. In 1996, the country elected Leonel Fernandez as its president for a four-year term. Dominican courts commonly accept French case law as a source of law whenever the legal texts of the Dominican Republic and France are the same. Please note that some of the tour operators include the Tourist Card in their packages.
Rabies is a deadly illness spread to humans through a bite, scratch or lick from an infected animal. Travellers who may be at high risk while travelling in regions with risk of tuberculosis should discuss pre- and post-travel options with a health care professional. Adding to the low visibility are the lack of headlights used by drivers since many do not have any on their cars. Also, I hope you do know what a vast area you are hoping to cover. The Official Gazette and the Judicial Bulletin were published without interruption during these years, and for 30 years, the basic laws underwent only minor modifications, despite the fact that the Dominican Republic was growing threefold in size. They can be reached toll-free throughout the country. Trujillo, 1930 -1961 and finally democracy 1966 to present Structure of the Government The Constitution defines the system of government of the Dominican Republic as being civilian, republican, democratic and representative.
External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein. The highest judicial body is the Supreme Court of Justice, followed by the Courts of Appeal, the Land Courts, the Courts of First Instance, and the Justices of the Peace. For tourist visa, please visit a consulate near you. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. More information about the Dominican Republic is available on the and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. The Courts of Appeals have original jurisdiction in accusations against lower court judges, Government Attorneys Procuradores Fiscales , and Provincial Governors.
The Council selects one Magistrate to serve as President of the Court, and designates a first and second substitute to replace the President of the Supreme Court of Justice in case of absence or incapacity First Vice-President and Second Vice-President. If the child is not to be accompanied into the country by both parents, it is required that the parent who is not in the Dominican Republic authorizes the other parent to move with the child permanently to the Dominican Republic. A tourist card is electronically issued and is valid for one year from the date of issue. At time the traffic can be extremely chaotic and unregulated. The Dominican Republic has signed several free trade agreements which are still in effect. Medical insurance is even more important, because medical services are very expensive.
If you are already in the country, territory or region, you should reconsider whether or not you really need to be there. Read the Safety and Security section on the. General rules There are some general rules which makes it easier to understand the hassle which visas can cause. Judicial Power Judicial Power is exercised by the Supreme Court of Justice as well as by other courts created by the Constitution or by enacted laws. You see so much more when you have the freedom of the car. Scammers sometimes impersonate family members, such as a scared grandchild.
On our blog we share the best tips for you about travelling with a copter. Several travelers had highly positive opinions of the toll? In the case of irregularities, the corresponding sanctions could be recommended or apply. Furthermore, showing off big bills might attract thieves. Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime. However, make sure you bring small denominations. The best thing would be to pack such items in your checked baggage to prevent any unpleasant situation at check-in. Military and police road blocks are common, especially in areas near the Haitian border.
Passport for official travel Different entry rules may apply. For the past 30 years, the country has been a stable democracy with universal suffrage, separation of powers and a constitution that bears a remarkable resemblance to the constitution of the United States. It abrogates and replaces the 1894 Código de Procedimiento Criminal. The decision to travel is the sole responsibility of the traveller. Chikungunya can cause a viral disease that typically causes fever and pain in the joints. Find out what items you can bring home with you and in what quantities by reading the information on customs and duty for your own country. When it comes to tipping tourist services, the rates are similar to other places of the world.
You will also be able to find which documents are necessary for these visas. Regular Canadian passport Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay in Dominican Republic. This passport requirement applies to the Dominican Republic. Tap Water: Tap water is unsafe to drink. In some areas in the Caribbean, food and water can also carry diseases like , , and. Road conditions While you are driving on the highways, it is important to pay close attention to large commercial buses and cargo trucks which often do not hesitate to pass slower moving vehicles. Using your mobile phone to make phone calls or to text is also prohibited, unless you are using a hands-free system.