Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (2023)

Punta Cana Airport (IATA: PUJ, ICAO: MDPC), also known as Punta Cana International Airport, is the largest airport in Dominican Republic.Punta Cana Airport has non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 59 destinations in 25 countries.

At present, there is one domestic flight from Punta Cana.

The longest flight from Punta Cana PUJ is a 2,904 mile (4,674 km) non-stop route to Zürich ZRH. This direct flight takes around 9 hours and 15 minutes and is operated by Edelweiss Air.

In total there are 37 airlines flying from and to Punta Cana. Most flights are operated by one of the following carriers:

Below you can find a list of the most popular destinations from Punta Cana, based on the number of scheduled flights for this month.

Aside from all non-stop destinations listed above, these are popular destinations from Punta Cana that require a stopover:

There are 36 airports that have flights from Punta Cana in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights from PUJ are listed below:

The following is an overview of all non-stop intercontinental flights operating from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

* Please note that there are no direct services between Punta Cana and Africa, the Middle-East, Southern Asia, China, Japan, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Central Asia or Oceania.

Non-stop flights from Punta Cana to Europe

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (1)Evelop Airlines: seasonal flights to Barcelona (BCN) and year-round flights to Madrid (MAD).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (2)Air Europa (SkyTeam): year-round to Madrid (MAD).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (3)Wamos Air: seasonal flights to Madrid (MAD).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (4)World 2 Fly: year-round to Madrid (MAD).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (5)Air Philip: seasonal flights to Lisbon (LIS).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (6)Orbest: seasonal flights to Lisbon (LIS).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (7)Air Caraibes: year-round to Paris (Orly) (ORY).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (8)TUI Fly: year-round to Brussels (BRU).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (9)TUI Fly: seasonal flights to Amsterdam (AMS).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (10)British Airways (Oneworld): year-round to London Gatwick (LGW).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (11)Condor: year-round to Frankfurt (FRA).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (12)Eurowings: year-round to Frankfurt (FRA).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (13)Edelweiss Air: year-round to Zürich (ZRH).

Non-stop flights from Punta Cana to the US

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (14)LATAM: year-round to Miami (MIA).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (15)American Airlines (Oneworld): year-round to Austin (AUS), seasonal flights to Boston (BOS), year-round flights to Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), seasonal flights to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), year-round flights to Miami (MIA), New York City (JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (16)Delta (SkyTeam): year-round to Atlanta (ATL), seasonal flights to Boston (BOS), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis (MSP) and year-round flights to New York City (JFK).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (17)Frontier Airlines: seasonal flights to Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Cleveland (CLE), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), St. Louis (STL) and Tampa (TPA).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (18)JetBlue: year-round to Boston (BOS), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New York (EWR), New York City (JFK) and seasonal flights to Orlando (MCO).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (19)Southwest Airlines: seasonal flights to Baltimore-Washington (BWI), Chicago (MDW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Houston (HOU) and St. Louis (STL).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (20)Spirit Airlines: seasonal flights to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO) and Philadelphia (PHL).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (21)Sun Country Airlines: seasonal flights to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Minneapolis (MSP).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (22)United Airlines (Star Alliance): year-round to Chicago (ORD), Houston (IAH), New York (EWR) and Washington (IAD).

Non-stop flights from Punta Cana to Canada

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (23)Air Canada (Star Alliance): seasonal flights to Halifax (YHZ), year-round flights to Montreal (YUL), seasonal flights to Ottawa (YOW), Quebec City (YQB) and year-round flights to Toronto (YYZ).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (24)Air Transat: seasonal flights to Halifax (YHZ), Hamilton (YHM), London (YXU), Moncton (YQM), year-round flights to Montreal (YUL), seasonal flights to Ottawa (YOW), year-round flights to Quebec City (YQB) and Toronto (YYZ).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (25)Flair Airlines: seasonal flights to Kitchener / Waterloo (YKF), Ottawa (YOW) and Toronto (YYZ).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (26)Sunwing: seasonal flights to Montreal (YUL), Quebec City (YQB) and Toronto (YYZ).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (27)Swoop: seasonal flights to Toronto (YYZ).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (28)WestJet: seasonal flights to Calgary (YYC) and year-round flights to Toronto (YYZ).

Non-stop flights from Punta Cana to South America

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (29)Avianca (Star Alliance): year-round to Bogotá (BOG) and Medellín (MDE).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (30)Wingo: seasonal flights to Bogotá (BOG) and Medellín (MDE).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (31)LATAM: year-round to Santiago de Chile (SCL) and Lima (LIM).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (32)Sky Airline: year-round to Lima (LIM).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (33)Aerolineas Argentinas (SkyTeam): year-round to Buenos Aires (EZE).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (34)Aviator Airlines: seasonal flights to Valencia (VLN).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (35)RUTACA Airlines: seasonal flights to Caracas (CCS).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (36)Gol: year-round to São Paulo (GRU).

Non-stop flights from Punta Cana to Central America

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (37)Copa Airlines is currently the only airline flying non-stop from Punta Cana to Central America. They fly year-round to Panama City (PTY).

Non-stop flights from Punta Cana to the Caribbean

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (38)Aerolineas Argentinas (SkyTeam): seasonal flights to Havana (HAV).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (39)Air Caraibes: seasonal flights to San Salvador Island (ZSA) and Port-au-Prince (PAP).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (40)Edelweiss Air: seasonal flights to Puerto Plata (POP).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (41)TUI Fly: seasonal flights to Bonaire (BON) and Willemstad, Curaçao (CUR).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (42)TUI Fly: year-round to Montego Bay (MBJ).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (43)Air France (SkyTeam): seasonal flights to Fort-de-France (FDF).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (44)Frontier Airlines: seasonal flights to San Juan (SJU).

Direct flights from Punta Cana (PUJ) - FlightConnections (45)JetBlue: year-round to San Juan (SJU).

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Flights from Punta Cana to Argentina

Buenos Aires is the only destination in Argentina with direct flights from Punta Cana. Direct flights to Buenos Aires are offered by Aerolineas Argentinas (SkyTeam).

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Flights from Punta Cana to Bahamas

In Bahamas, the only destination that has a direct flight from Punta Cana is San Salvador Island. Direct flights to San Salvador Island are offered by Air Caraibes.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Belgium

There is 1 destination in Belgium that has a direct connection from Punta Cana, which is Brussels. Direct flights to Brussels are offered by TUI Fly.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Brazil

In Brazil, the only destination that has a direct flight from Punta Cana is São Paulo. Direct flights to São Paulo are offered by Gol.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Canada

Canada is well-connected to Punta Cana (PUJ) with 10 destinations around the country that have direct flights from Punta Cana.

Direct flights to Calgary are offered by WestJet. This is a seasonal route that starts in December and ends in April.
You can fly non-stop to Halifax with Air Canada (Star Alliance) or Air Transat. This is a seasonal route that starts in December and ends in May.
You can fly non-stop from Punta Cana to Hamilton with Air Transat. This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in April.
The only airline with direct flights to Kitchener / Waterloo is Flair Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in December and ends in March.
To London and Moncton, you can fly with Air Transat.
Non-stop flights to Montreal are offered by Air Canada (Star Alliance), Air Transat and Sunwing.
Non-stop flights to Ottawa are offered by Air Canada (Star Alliance), Air Transat and Flair Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in April.
Non-stop flights to Quebec City are offered by Air Canada (Star Alliance), Air Transat and Sunwing.
Airlines that operate direct flights to Toronto are Air Canada (Star Alliance), Air Transat, Flair Airlines, Sunwing, Swoop and WestJet.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Caribbean Netherlands

Bonaire is the only destination in Caribbean Netherlands with direct flights from Punta Cana. Direct flights to Bonaire are offered by TUI Fly. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in October.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Chile

There is 1 destination in Chile that has a direct connection from Punta Cana, which is Santiago de Chile. Direct flights to Santiago de Chile are offered by LATAM.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Colombia

There are 2 destinations in Colombia that have non-stop flights from Punta Cana.

To Bogotá and Medellín, you can fly with Avianca (Star Alliance) and Wingo.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Cuba

Havana is the only destination in Cuba with direct flights from Punta Cana. Direct flights to Havana are offered by Aerolineas Argentinas (SkyTeam). This route has been announced recently, and is not operational yet. It will start in June 2023.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Curaçao

In Curaçao, the only destination that has a direct flight from Punta Cana is Willemstad, Curaçao. Direct flights to Willemstad, Curaçao are offered by TUI Fly. This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in March.

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Flights from Punta Cana to France

In France, the only destination that has a direct flight from Punta Cana is Paris (Orly). Direct flights to Paris (Orly) are offered by Air Caraibes.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Germany

Frankfurt is the only destination in Germany with direct flights from Punta Cana. You can fly non-stop to Frankfurt with Condor or Eurowings.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Haiti

There is 1 destination in Haiti that has a direct connection from Punta Cana, which is Port-au-Prince. Direct flights to Port-au-Prince are offered by Air Caraibes.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Jamaica

Montego Bay is the only destination in Jamaica with direct flights from Punta Cana. Direct flights to Montego Bay are offered by TUI Fly.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Martinique

In Martinique, the only destination that has a direct flight from Punta Cana is Fort-de-France. Direct flights to Fort-de-France are offered by Air France (SkyTeam). This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in August.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Netherlands

There is 1 destination in Netherlands that has a direct connection from Punta Cana, which is Amsterdam. Direct flights to Amsterdam are offered by TUI Fly. This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in March.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Panama

In Panama, the only destination that has a direct flight from Punta Cana is Panama City. Direct flights to Panama City are offered by Copa Airlines (Star Alliance).

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Flights from Punta Cana to Peru

Lima is the only destination in Peru with direct flights from Punta Cana. You can fly non-stop to Lima with LATAM or Sky Airline.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Portugal

There is 1 destination in Portugal that has a direct connection from Punta Cana, which is Lisbon. You can fly non-stop to Lisbon with Air Philip or Orbest. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in October.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Puerto Rico

San Juan is the only destination in Puerto Rico with direct flights from Punta Cana. You can fly non-stop to San Juan with Frontier Airlines or JetBlue.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Spain

If you are looking for a direct flight from Punta Cana to Spain, there are 2 destinations to choose from.

Direct flights to Barcelona are offered by Evelop Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in October.
From Punta Cana to Madrid there are 4 airlines that have direct services, which are Air Europa (SkyTeam), Evelop Airlines, Wamos Air and World 2 Fly.

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Flights from Punta Cana to Switzerland

In Switzerland, the only destination that has a direct flight from Punta Cana is Zürich. Direct flights to Zürich are offered by Edelweiss Air.

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Flights from Punta Cana to United Kingdom

There is 1 destination in United Kingdom that has a direct connection from Punta Cana, which is London Gatwick. Direct flights to London Gatwick are offered by British Airways (Oneworld).

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Flights from Punta Cana to United States

You can fly non-stop from Punta Cana to lots of destinations in United States, as there is a total of 22 airports that have direct services from Punta Cana.

You can fly non-stop to Atlanta with Delta (SkyTeam) or Frontier Airlines.
The only airline with direct flights to Austin is American Airlines (Oneworld).
You can fly non-stop from Punta Cana to Baltimore-Washington with Southwest Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in November.
Non-stop flights to Boston are offered by American Airlines (Oneworld), Delta (SkyTeam) and JetBlue.
Direct flights to Charlotte are offered by American Airlines (Oneworld).
Non-stop flights to Chicago are offered by American Airlines (Oneworld), Frontier Airlines and United Airlines (Star Alliance).
Direct flights to Chicago are offered by Southwest Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in September.
The only airline with direct flights to Cleveland is Frontier Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in August.
You can fly non-stop to Dallas-Fort Worth with American Airlines (Oneworld) or Sun Country Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in August.
The only airline with direct flights to Detroit is Delta (SkyTeam). This is a seasonal route that starts in December and ends in May.
Non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale are offered by JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
You can fly non-stop from Punta Cana to Houston with Southwest Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in September.
Direct flights to Houston are offered by United Airlines (Star Alliance).
Non-stop flights to Miami are offered by American Airlines (Oneworld), Frontier Airlines and LATAM.
You can fly non-stop to Minneapolis with Delta (SkyTeam) or Sun Country Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in May.
You can fly non-stop to New York with JetBlue or United Airlines (Star Alliance).
Non-stop flights to New York City are offered by American Airlines (Oneworld), Delta (SkyTeam) and JetBlue.
Non-stop flights to Orlando are offered by Frontier Airlines, JetBlue and Spirit Airlines.
Non-stop flights to Philadelphia are offered by American Airlines (Oneworld), Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
You can fly non-stop to St. Louis with Frontier Airlines or Southwest Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in August.
You can fly non-stop from Punta Cana to Tampa with Frontier Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in September.
The only airline with direct flights to Washington is United Airlines (Star Alliance).

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Flights from Punta Cana to Venezuela

In Venezuela, there are 2 destinations from Punta Cana.

Direct flights to Caracas are offered by RUTACA Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in July.
The only airline with direct flights to Valencia is Aviator Airlines. This is a seasonal route that starts in June and ends in July.

Below you can find a list of alternative airports to Punta Cana (PUJ). The nearest airports to Punta Cana (PUJ) are La Romana (LRM) and Aguadilla (BQN).

FAQs

How long does it take to get through security at Punta Cana airport? ›

Although quite extreme, this is a standard official Punta Cana airport security procedure and not illegal activity. They can take as long as 30 minutes or more depending on what they discover. Once they have determined you are innocent, they will walk you back to the terminal and you are free to go.

Where in the US can you fly direct to Punta Cana? ›

You can fly directly to Punta Cana from the following US airports:
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Tampa (TPA)
  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Washington – Dulles (IAD)
  • Washington – Baltimore (BWI)
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What airline has direct flights to Dominican Republic? ›

jetBlue, American Airlines, Qatar Airways, KLM, Delta, United, Spirit Airlines and British Airways all fly non-stop to Dominican Republic.

Why are flights to Punta Cana so expensive right now? ›

Travel is more expensive here because the Dominican Republic still does not have a modern “Open Skies” aviation agreement with the United States. This means fewer choices for travelers and limits on competition among the airlines cost you more every time you buy an airline ticket.

Is 1 hour enough time to get through airport security? ›

The general guideline on how early to get to the airport for a domestic flight is 2 hours. However, those traveling at a very busy time of year or out of a large airport might want to allow more time.

How long does it take to get through security for an international flight? ›

Security processing times. At airports in the U.S., travelers may experience longer lines at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints. The TSA advises arriving at the airport two hours before your flight for domestic travel and three hours before for international travel.

Why are flights to the DR so expensive? ›

Travel is more expensive because the Dominican Republic does not yet have a modern “Open Skies” aviation agreement with the United States. This means fewer choices for travelers and limitations on competition among airlines that cost the user more each time they buy a plane ticket.

What time of year is cheapest to fly to Punta Cana? ›

If you're looking for the cheapest flights to Punta Cana, it's best to book your tickets during the off-season. This includes May through September and January through March. During these months, airlines typically reduce their fares due to lower flight demand as tourism slows down during this period.

Do I need a Covid test to fly from the Dominican Republic to the US? ›

Covid-19 testing in the Dominican Republic. Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. (This includes PCR or antigen tests.

What month is best to fly to Dominican Republic? ›

With its mild, year-round climate, the Caribbean is always a good place to escape harsh winters elsewhere. That's one reason why the period from December through April is the best time to visit the Dominican Republic. Of course, there's much more to this amazing island than its tropical climate.

What is the new airline to Punta Cana? ›

Previously announced service to Punta Cana (PUJ) and Santo Domingo (SDQ) in the Dominican Republic will begin in May, as well. With the new service, Frontier will serve a total of 20 nonstop destinations from TPA and offer its largest ever summer schedule from the airport.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Punta Cana? ›

Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price. High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly from United States is January. Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Punta Cana flight deals.

Why is Punta Cana so cheap? ›

The Cost Of Living Is Lower In The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a developing country with a low income per capita (that is part of the reason why the Dominican Republic is so cheap). Therefore, visitors can expect most services in the country to be comparatively cheap with the United States.

What time of year is cheapest to fly to Dominican Republic? ›

The cheapest time to visit the Dominican Republic is during the rainy season between May and November. Due to lower demand and fewer tourists during this time, flight tickets tend to be much more affordable.

Will flights get cheaper in 2023? ›

“In 2023, we expect that [trend] to reverse and year-over-year fares to fall,” Keyes said, pointing to Federal Reserve data indicating recent, modest drops in airfare—a shift that comes as airlines have begun to add more flights, fueling competition.

Is 2 hours enough for international flight? ›

What is the recommended layover time for international flights? International flights require longer connections as you will often have to go through immigration and customs upon arrival. For international layover flights booked on one airline, two hours is often recommended to make your connection.

Why should you be at the airport 3 hours early? ›

The TSA and airports want you to get there earlier, each for its own reasons. The agency does not like to be rushed with screenings, even if there's a long security line. Airports want you to take advantage of their incredible shopping and dining facilities, which you can't do if you're rushing to the gate.

What time should I be at the airport for a 7am flight? ›

Check-In Times at U.S. Airports

When you're traveling within the United States, we make the suggestion to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure.

How can I get through international security faster? ›

  1. Enroll in TSA PreCheck or Clear. ...
  2. Wear shoes you can easily slip off. ...
  3. Make sure none of your clothes contain metal. ...
  4. Pack your carry-on (relatively) neatly. ...
  5. Make sure you're following TSA's 3-1-1 liquid rule. ...
  6. Empty your water bottle. ...
  7. Plan extra time during busy travel seasons.
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Do you go through normal security for international flights? ›

If you're flying internationally, you may need to go through a second security screening before your flight: immigration. All you'll need to do here is show your passport and follow the instructions from the immigration staff. This is the last step before you can walk to your gate for your flight.

Do you go through security again for international flights? ›

If you checked a bag, you'll have to collect it from baggage claim from the international flight. You'll need to clear customs and immigration. Next, you'll recheck your luggage for the domestic flight. Finally, you'll need to go through Transportation Security Administration screening.

What is the cheapest month to go to Dominican Republic? ›

Top tips for finding cheap flights to the Dominican Republic

High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from the United States is May.

Are direct flights cheaper? ›

If you are looking to save some money, a direct flight is the best choice for you. Direct flights are usually cheaper than non-stop flights, and depending on the route, passengers will have to disembark, go through airport security and board on the same aircraft.

Is it cheaper to fly or to Dr? ›

For the shortest trip, driving is slightly more economical than flying. But for the longer cross-country trip, flying is far cheaper.

What are the busiest days at Punta Cana airport? ›

In addition to high season, if you add the most popular days to travel it can really get busy. Longer lines at Punta Cana airport are seen also between Fridays and Sundays, which are the days that most passengers decide to fly in and out of Punta Cana Airport.

What are the coldest months in Punta Cana? ›

Quick Climate Info
Hottest MonthAugust (83 °F avg)
Coldest MonthJanuary (77 °F avg)
Wettest MonthAugust (4.57" avg)
Windiest MonthDecember (10 mph avg)
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How many days is good in Punta Cana? ›

If you just want to relax at an all-inclusive resort, you can absolutely have a great weekend in Punta Cana. That being said, allowing for at least 5 days in Punta Cana can really help you get into vacation mode and experience the many resort activities and fun day trips.

Is there a mask mandate in Punta Cana? ›

On Wednesday 16 February 2022, Dominican authorities announced that with immediate effect all COVID-19 measures were suspended, including mandatory mask wearing, social distancing and proof of vaccination for public spaces and private spaces for public use.

Is it safe to go to Punta Cana now? ›

Is it safe to visit Punta Cana now? Yes, it is safe to enjoy the sunny, tropical ambiance of Punta Cana, as long as you follow these basic rules for traveling to any foreign country: Avoid traveling alone whenever possible. Always take note of extreme weather advisories when planning your trip.

What drugs are illegal in Dominican Republic? ›

The Dominican Republic is an important trans-shipment point for cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy and fentanyl, and a destination country for cannabis. Cocaine constitutes the largest single criminal market in the Dominican Republic.

What is the rainiest month in Dominican? ›

The island experiences two main weather seasons: the dry season runs from December to April and the wet season, which is also hotter and more humid, from May/June to November.

What month is hurricane season in Punta Cana? ›

As for the hurricane season in Punta Cana between the months of June to November, you should not worry about it. They do not usually hit the island and, generally, they arise and disappear so quickly that you will hardly even remember them when the sun rises.

What is the rainy season in Punta Cana? ›

So how much rain does Punta Cana get? Well despite its very tropical feel and its lush greenery, this gorgeous island only gets heavy rain for about seven to eleven days a year. The wettest month is usually October and the driest months are from January to March though it can vary slightly.

What airport is best for Punta Cana? ›

Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is the main airport for travel to the Dominican Republic.

How busy is the Punta Cana airport? ›

PUJ is considered the second busiest airport in the Caribbean, since more than 6 million people come here every year. Its good location allows you to reach any of the popular tourist areas of Punta Cana in a few minutes.

Is Punta Cana airport big? ›

Moving approximately 8 million passengers per year, Punta Cana International Airport is the largest airport in the Caribbean, handling 67% of the Dominican Republic's international flights.

How much cash should I bring for a week in Punta Cana? ›

The total budget of your vacation in the Dominican Republic should be around RD$6,000 per person per day. However, you don't have to take this amount in cash. You can regularly pay with a credit card and withdraw money at ATMs. Therefore, it is recommended to take around 200 to 300 dollars per person for your vacation.

What to fill out before traveling to Punta Cana? ›

The e-ticket for the Dominican Republic is a digital form required for entry or exit to the country. It is a combination of digital versions of a Traveler's Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration, and International Boarding/Disembarking Forms.

What are the best and worst months to visit Punta Cana? ›

Visiting Punta Cana between April to September

This can makes the weather less pleasant and makes people stay indoors instead of outside. Besides, around July, the weather will start to get rainy, which is still not ideal for tourists on vacation because most of the town's attractions are beach-related.

Should I bring USD or pesos to Punta Cana? ›

The most appropriate thing is to travel to the Dominican Republic with American dollars for the subject of the quote. Also, it will be easier for you to go to an exchange place and get the Punta Cana currency, which is the Dominican peso, to make your purchases or access services more easily.

Is Punta Cana safer than Cancun? ›

Safety in Punta Cana vs Cancun

Punta Cana and Cancun are both completely safe for tourists and have tourist security divisions within their police forces. Theft of valuables is the most common type of crime in Punta Cana. Be aware of your belongings, as you would in any tourist city.

Should I bring pesos to Punta Cana? ›

All taxis, public transport and many restaurants are cash only, and they'll expect to be paid in Dominican pesos. If you have a foreign currency they might take it (might) but won't give you change in the same currency, and might not give you change at all. So you'll need some pesos while you're here!

What is the best money to take to Dominican Republic? ›

If you're off to the Dominican Republic for some sand, sea and sunshine, make sure you have less to think about while you catch those rays, and get some spending money sorted before you go. US dollars are widely accepted, but the main currency is the Dominican peso.

What day of the week do flight prices drop? ›

Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the cheapest days to fly domestically. The cheapest days to depart if you're flying within the U.S. are midweek — generally Tuesday or Wednesday. For economy tickets, Tuesdays are about 24% lower than peak prices on Sundays, which translates to savings of about $85 per ticket.

Do flight prices go down at night? ›

What Is the Best Day of the Week to Book Airline Tickets? You may have heard that there is a cheap window of time during the week to book your airline tickets. According to CheapAir.com, that's a myth. The day and time of the week have no impact on ticket prices.

What day of the week are flights cheapest? ›

Early to midweek tends to be cheaper on off-peak days, and as a rule of thumb, the busier the weekend, the more the flight is going to cost. “I've found that it is generally cheaper to fly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays,” adds Dengler.

What is the busiest time at the Punta Cana airport? ›

Book VIP Fast Track Arrivals when traveling in peak hours or season. One of the best tips travelling Punta Cana is to book VIP Airport Fast Track, especially for your arrival. Punta Cana Airport has a peak of departing traffic between the hours of 10 AM and 3PM. A peak of arriving traffic between 12:00pm and 4:00 pm.

How long does it take to clear customs in the Dominican Republic? ›

Dominican Customs officials indicate that the average clearance takes three days from submission of complete documentation. Clearances can be made in hours if importers make use of the “On-Line Customs Clearance”, which allows for pre-arrival clearance.

What time should I arrive at PUJ? ›

The general guidance is to arrive at Punta Cana at least two hours before scheduled departure for a shorthaul flight and three hours before departure for a longhaul flight.

What month is the weather the worst in Punta Cana? ›

The months to avoid when planning a trip to Punta Cana are from April to September. During this time, the weather is at its hottest, with high humidity, and it starts to get rainy around July. The probability of hurricanes is also higher during October and November.

What month is the hottest in Punta Cana? ›

Weather in Punta Cana

The average temperature ranges from 25°C to 28°C, with July and August being the warmest months of the year.

What month is best for Punta Cana? ›

From January to March – high season

If you like to enjoy the bright sun and cool off in the sea, this is the best season to go to Punta Cana.

Is there TSA Precheck in Punta Cana? ›

Does Punta Cana have TSA Precheck? Punta Cana PUJ Airport doesn't still have TSA Pre-Check. Although authorities are working on a new terminal that will have a CBP department so you can do your passport checks and customs before entering the U.S.

How many days is enough in Punta Cana? ›

If you just want to relax at an all-inclusive resort, you can absolutely have a great weekend in Punta Cana. That being said, allowing for at least 5 days in Punta Cana can really help you get into vacation mode and experience the many resort activities and fun day trips.

Do you clear U.S. customs in Punta Cana? ›

WASHINGTON—The United States and the Dominican Republic signed an agreement today in Santo Domingo to implement U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Preclearance operations at Punta Cana International Airport.

What can I not bring back from Dominican Republic? ›

Dominican Republic Prohibited and Restricted Items
  • Animal skins.
  • Coffee and Coffee Samples.
  • Communications equipment.
  • Computer components & parts.
  • Computer software.
  • Cotton.
  • Cotton seeds.
  • Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)

Is 2 hours enough to get through customs? ›

Allow enough time: Customs can be time-consuming, especially during peak travel periods. Make sure you allow enough time to clear customs and get to your connecting flight. As a general rule, it's best to allow at least two hours for international layovers.

What food can you not bring into the Dominican Republic? ›

- What it is completely forbidden is the entrance of animal, farming and garden products, such as meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetable etc; illegal drugs; fire guns and paramilitary clothes which will be confiscated as soon as you arrive.

What fast food is in Punta Cana Airport? ›

Punta Cana International Airport Food Court offers familiar brands inside the terminals, with choices including Wendy's, Sbarro, Nathan's, Cinnabon, Taco Bell and Segafredo's, or have a drink at the Skybar. Click here to view all our restaurants.

Do you have to go through customs when arriving in Punta Cana? ›

When arriving, you'll walk out off the plane right outside using the wheeled stairs that connec tto the plane door. You will be lined up on the tarmack and you must then wait to follow the airport personall into the terminal. Upon arrival, every tourist must buy a tourist card ($10 USD) before entering customs.

Can you go out at night in Punta Cana? ›

Whether you want to dance all night or chill with cocktails on the beach, Punta Cana has a setting for everyone. While the Dominican resort town is among the Caribbean's most desirable destinations for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, its nightlife is pretty spectacular, too.

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