Passport Requirements



Passports must have an expiration date no less than six (6) months
from the return date of your trip.

In addition, all guests have the responsibility of knowing the required laws and documentation needed
for their travel to the Dominican Republic from their country of origin.

Below are passport guidelines as of August 2020, however they are subject to change. We strongly encourage all guests to visit the Department of Homeland Security website ( or the Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada website ( for the most up-to-date traveler information including passport and visa requirements as well as travel advisories and safety recommendations.

A valid U.S. passport is required for all U.S. citizens seeking to enter or transit through the Dominican Republic. Authorities have not made any exception to this policy for travelers arriving from Puerto Rico. Dominican immigration authorities will deny entry to persons arriving without a valid travel document. Neither commercial airlines nor the San Juan/Santo Domingo ferry will board passengers who are unable to present valid travel documents at the time of boarding. The Government of the Dominican Republic is responsible for controlling entry and exit from its borders. The U.S. Embassy is not able to assist U.S. citizens who attempt to enter the Dominican Republic without a valid travel document.

Please Note: Citizenship documents and requirements needed for travel to and/or from port of entry and the Dominican Republic is not in the hands of those at Operation Monster Beach or AMResorts. Guests without the proper documentation in order to enter or exit the Dominican Republic will not be eligible for any compensation for any monies spent or lost as a result of being denied entry to either the Dominican Republic or country of origin and such guests shall not be entitled to any refund nor shall Operation Monster Beach, MEGAMETAL, LLC, and/or AMResorts, have any further liability to such guests. NO EXCEPTIONS.

All guests are required to carry a valid passport, with an expiration date no less than six (6) months from the return date of your trip.

When booking your flights to and from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for Operation Monster Beach, please be aware that the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is about 40 minutes away. Check-in will begin at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Check out for guests is at 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, May 31, 2021. Remember, guests traveling internationally are encouraged to arrive at the airport for their return flight no later than 3 hours before the scheduled departure time. Plan accordingly.

In addition, all guests have the responsibility of knowing the required laws and documentation needed for their travel to and from their country of origin to the Dominican Republic. Do your research and be prepared…here are a few helpful links!

U.S. Citizens:

All Other Guests:

Beginning October 1, 2021, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. REAL ID compliant cards are generally marked with a star located in the upper portion of the card. If you’re not sure, contact your state driver’s license agency on how to obtain a REAL ID compliant card.

For more information on REAL ID and Air Travel, click HERE.

Family Legal Documents: Adults who are not the parent or Legal Guardian of any minor child traveling to Punta Cana are required to present the child’s valid passport, visa (if required), and an original notarized letter signed by both of the child’s parents giving them permission to enter the Dominican Republic. If one parent is traveling with their minor child, they must present the child’s passport and a notarized letter from the absent parent granting them permission to enter the Dominican Republic in that parent’s absence.

The notarized letter from the child’s parent(s) must authorize the traveling adult to take the child on the specific flight and location of the resort and must authorize the traveling adult to supervise the child and permit any medical treatment that must be administered to the child. If a non-parent adult is a Legal Guardian, the adult must present a certified certificate of Guardianship with respect to the child.

 Other Relevant Links

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Department of Homeland Security

Applying for a Passport