2.3.2 Dominican Republic Land Border Crossing of Dajabon

2.3.2 Dominican Republic Land Border Crossing of Dajabon


The Dajabon - Ounaminthe Border Crossing is one of the four land crossing points with significance for trade within the island. 

Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 

Dominican Republic: Dajabon 

Haiti: Ounaminthe 

Province or District 


Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Monte Cristi (55.9 km) 





Managing Authority / Agency 

Contact Person 

Elias Pina, director de la douana, M. Julio Alejo. Tel : 809 224 93 87.

Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Aeropuerto Internacional Del Cibao

Distance in km: 161 km

Truck Travel Time: Approx. 4 hours 

Car Travel time: 3 hrs 

Nearest Port 

Manzanillo – Pepillo Salcedo 

Distance in km: 43 km

Truck Travel Time:  1 hr 30 min 

Car Travel time: 1 hr  

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity 


Distance in km: 144 km

Truck Travel Time:  3 hr 40 min 

Car Travel time: 3 hrs  

Hours of Operation


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 


From 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

National Holidays  

Operates daily including National Holidays 

Seasonal Constraints  

Crossing affected due to the Binational Market Place 

Daily Capacity 

In this border crossing there are no restrictions for private vehicles and do not provide a separate lane for traffic entering or leaving the country. 

COVID-19 Border Measures

After the state of emergency was established in the Dominican territory, the border remains closed for the transit of people. For the commercial exchange, precautionary measures have been taken that include the opening of the border for this type of activity from 10:00 a.m. at 11:00 a.m., and from 4:00 p.m. at 5:00 P.M. from Monday to Friday.

Customs Clearance 

To make imports required to submit a declaration to the customs a Single Customs Declaration (DUA) where they declare the import and export necessary. The DUA must be accompanied by the commercial invoice, transport documents (bill of lading if the goods are transported by ship or air waybill if it is by plane), and a certificate of origin for preferential imports. Additionally, depending on the product concerned, permit or import authorization, phytosanitary and animal health certificates corresponding to occur. The import of some products is regulated by import licenses in order to protect public safety, environment, flora, fauna and public health. In the case of the products and by-products of plant and animal origin permits or "authorizations" import are issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and must be accompanied by a "guide no objection" Plant or Animal Health, as appropriate. 

The cargo documentation must necessarily include original copies of the following documents: 

  1. Packing List
  2. Bill of Lading / Airway Bill
  3. Certificate freight
  4. Statement of Value or invoice
  5. Certificate of donation (if applicable)
  6. Certificate of Origin (if any - needed for food products)
  7. Phytosanitary certificate (if any - needed for food products)

Although the original copies of these documents are necessary once the cargo has arrived, copies can be used to advance the process of customs clearance.

For more information on customs in Dominican Republic, please see the following link: 1.3 Dominican Republic Customs Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Dominican Republic Government Contact List