The Dominican Republic Tourism Office in Montreal recently clarified that Canadian tourists are only required to have a valid passport to travel for tourism purposes, and, the passport only needs to remain valid for the duration of the stay.
According to Cosette Garcia of the Dominican Republic Tourism Office in Montreal, while some destinations require that passports remain valid long after the return of visitors, the DR asks only that the passport be valid for the duration of the stay.
“We had some inquiries recently from travellers asking if their passports needed to be valid for six months after their return. We wish to clarify that this is not the case. Our country wishes to make it as simple as possible for our valued Canadian guests, and only require that the passport be valid during their stay.
“We proudly welcome over 900,000 visitors a year and have a very special relationship with Canada. As long as they have a valid passport while they are with us, they are most welcome in our country.”