List of fare from Singapore to Dominican Republic

All prices in USD.

Fare Breakdown

  • Airfare: 1,554.00 USD
  • U.S. Customs User Fee: 11.00
  • International Surcharge: 532.00
  • U.S. Immigration User Fee: 14.00
  • U.S. APHIS User Fee: 10.00
  • September 11th Security Fee: 5.00
  • Singapore Passenger Service Charge: 11.40
  • Singapore Passenger Security Service Charge: 6.50
  • Singapore Aviation Levy: 5.00
  • Dom. Republic Airport Authority Fee: 30.00
  • Dom. Republic Airport Infrastructure Fee: 32.60
  • Dominican Republic Departure Tax: 20.00
  • U.S. Passenger Facility Charge: 9.00
  • Per Person Total: 2,240.50

Look at the charges!

APHIS charges are user fees to recover the costs of providing the following goods and services:

  • Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection (AQI) services
  • Export certification of plants and plant products
  • Veterinary services for imports and exports of live animals and products
    • Imports
    • Exports
  • Veterinary diagnostic goods and services

So many miscellaneous charges.

Back from Dominican Republic

I’ve been back for a while. Dominican Republic is in the Caribbean’s and the place is really beautiful. Not many Singaporeans go there though. The immigration staff haven’t heard of the country Singapore and we were questioned on the weather and the language we speak. I said it’s warm and English is our language of choice!

Resting on the beach
Resting on the beach

Interesting learnings:

  • Interesting is the country lives off tourism basically. Most of the tourists are Americans and they love the sun and the island getaway options.
  • A couple of Dominicanos saw me and started doing the Gangnam Style dance, wanted to tell them I am not from Korean.
  • “Hola” is the basic greeting and it makes them happy.
  • Spanish is their official language but most Dominicanos working at the resort have at least basic understanding on English.
  • My next other favorite word is “gracias.” It brings happiness.
  • Infrastructure isn’t great in Dominican Republic in general. However at the resort place — Punta Cana — it is decent.
  • Punta Cana International airport looks like a resort already!
Punta Cana International Airport
Punta Cana International Airport