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Dominican Republic: High court to rule on Dominican Republic-US pre-check travel pact

The agreement between the Dominican Republic and the United States, for the precheck of passengers and planes that will travel to the United States from Punta Cana International Airport (east) stipulates that in the aircraft pre-authorization of aircraft, passengers, goods and articles, “the United States will not enforce its criminal laws in the Dominican Republic through arrest or criminal charges.”

The agreement pending a ruling in the Constitutional Court states that the pre-authorization unit officers may insure or dispose of any illicit radioactive or nuclear material or of any illicit traffic detected during inspection, in accordance with written procedures developed in consultation with the United States.

The agreement pending a ruling on constitutionality also stipulates that other airports could be added by mutual agreement.

Among the obligations and powers of the US in the area of ​​pre-check figure disposing of information, including biometric and biographic data of any passenger, as well as any person who requires entry to the area for purposes other than travel to that nation.

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