Dominican Republic

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Statistics | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa and the Dominican Republic enjoy deep and friendly relations with diplomatic ties established in May 2002. The South African Ambassador to Cuba is accredited as non-resident Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, while the Dominican Republic established an embassy in South Africa in August 2008. South Africa views the Dominican Republic as an important bilateral partner and a principal member of the African diaspora which the African Union (AU) correctly embraced as a sixth region of the African continent. South Africa and the Dominican Republic during their recent terms as Non-Permanent Members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) collaborated extensively on strengthening global peace, security and human rights.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Dominican Republic

South Africa is not residentially represented in the Dominican Republic. Please contact the SA Embassy in Havana, Cuba.

H E Ms T P Shope-Linney
Ambasssador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy


Dominican Republic Representation in South Africa

H E Mr R A Garrido Lantingua
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the Dominican Republic

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Directorate: Mexico, Central America, the Andean Community and the Caribbean desk of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Travel Advisory: Warning on Illegal Activities abroad

South African citizens travelling abroad are strongly advised to take care not to become involved in activities which may be, or are, illegal in foreign countries. Please remember, once you leave South Africa, you are not protected by South African laws and constitutional rights. If you are arrested abroad, the South African Government cannot get you out of prison or demand your release. At most, your government can intercede with local authorities to try and ensure that your rights under the laws of the country in which you were arrested are fully observed. It can also attempt to ensure that you are treated humanely, i.e., according to those international agreements to which the country in which you have been arrested, has acceded.

Please note that the South African Government views crimes - particularly those involving illegal drugs, mercenary activities, the traffic in humans or small arms or the abuse of women and children - in a most serious light.

Visa Requirements for citizens of the Dominican Republic visiting South Africa

For more information contact the Embassy of South Africa in Havana, Cuba.

Health Requirements

Travellers to the Dominican Republic need to familiarise themselves with COVID screening and testing requirements when visiting the country.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

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Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Statistics

The Dominican Republic is an attractive trading partner for South Africa in the Caribbean owing to its advanced and open economy, its export processing zones, strong infrastructure and relatively low tax environment.

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Dominican Republic, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

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