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Flight Information & Entry Requirements

Flight Information

PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL YOUR PROGRAM HAS REACHED A MINIMUM OF 5 PARTICIPANTS. ONCE YOUR TRIP REACHES ITS MINIMUM, PLEASE INPUT YOUR ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FLIGHTS INTO THIS FORM.

We have very specific arrival and departure times for your program. Please carefully read below and call us with any questions.

TWO airport choices:

Airport Choice One:

  • Fly into Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Gregorio Luperón International Airport (Airport code POP)

  • Arrive any time on the day your program begins

  • Depart any time on the day your program ends

  • Please note: this airport is a 45 minute drive to our home base

Airport Choice Two:

  • Fly into Santiago, Dominican Republic (Airport code STI)

  • Arrive to Santiago between 1-4pm local time

  • Depart from Santiago between 1-4pm local time

  • Please note: this airport is a two hour drive to our home base.

  • Arrive: The shuttle will depart the airport at 4pm, flights arriving earlier will wait until 4pm to depart for the home base.

  • Depart: The shuttle will depart from the home base at 9am, arriving to the airport at approximately 11am.

Book Your Flights

Discover Corps's dedicated flight partner for all of our trips is the team at StudentUniverse (yes, they do flights for more than just students!). Their team know all of the flight windows and details for each of the destinations that we work in. Please always make sure that your trip is guaranteed to run before booking any airfare!

To get a quote from StudentUniverse, please see the details below:

  • Get a Quote by Phone: Call 1-877-898-1244. Agents are available between 9-8 EST M-F.

  • Get a Quote by Email: Email Flights@discovercorps.com with the flight details and a member of the StudentUniverse team will respond shortly with your options

  • Get a quote via our Dedicated Website: Please visit the Discover Corps flight search engine to search for flights online.

  • *Please note that there is a $30 fee per person to book over the phone or via email. Booking via the dedicated website is $7 per person.

Country COVID-19 Testing Requirements

  • Until further notice, it's Discover Corps' Policy that travelers take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure. Negative test results must be sent to Discover Corps once generated. Please check the Department of State's site for the most up to date guidelines. When applicable, local policy or Airline Policies supersede what is in place for Discover Corps.

  • While the country of Dominican Republic is not requiring that travelers take a COVID-19 PCR test before entry, Discover Corps is requiring this as a part of our Health & Safety Policy. The test must be taken within 72 hours of departure. Negative test results must be submitted to Discover Corps before departure.

  • COVID-19 rapid tests are performed on randomly selected travelers upon arrival.

  • Temperature checks may be implemented on arrival or departure by Dominican authorities.

  • Passengers are required to fill out an E-Ticket or paper form when entering or exiting the Dominican Republic. For each entry and exit a new E Ticket is required and the code generated upon form completion can be presented at the airport on a digital device.

Exit Requirements

Effective January 26, 2021, the CDC is implementing that all travelers returning to the U.S., have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departing. Discover Corps will arrange for the testing to take place within the required timeframe, the traveler is responsible for the testing fee. Please reference Discover Corps' Risk Management Manual for a comprehensive overview of safety & health guidelines here.