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Do You Need Travel Insurance for The Dominican Republic?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for The Dominican Republic?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for The Dominican Republic?
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The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. It's widely known for its beaches, resorts and golfing. The capital city Santo Domingo has everything from modern skyscrapers to historic districts, like the Zona Colonial district with Spanish landmarks like the Gothic Catedral Primada de America dating back 5 centuries. There is something for everyone!

Although travelers to the Dominican Republic may not need travel insurance for your vacation or business adventures, there may be good reasons to ensure adequate coverage.

Travel Insurance Requirements

All travelers visiting the Dominican Republic from America or internationally, automatically receive free medical coverage and coverage for quarantine or trip delays. This means that many travelers may not need additional coverage. However, for travelers with prepaid and non-refundable trip expenses, a trip insurance plan with cancellation protection may be valuable for any unexpected situations.

VisitorsCoverage can help determine the best coverage for American citizens traveling from the U.S. Should you need to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including COVID-19-related issues, trip insurance with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR)

insurance may be a better option. For international and non-US residents, the best fit may be International Travel Medical Insurance.

COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic

Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for current COVID-19 conditions and requirements. Do not travel if you test positive for Covid, and make sure your vaccinations are up to date.

It is still important to continue safe hygiene practices.

  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
  • If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.

Other health and safety recommendations include:.

  • Review your health insurance plan to determine what medical services it would cover during your trip.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Contact your airline or travel agency prior to travel.

Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & Safety

Currently, international and American citizens traveling to the Dominican Republic should exercise increased caution during their visit. To learn more about the current conditions while traveling, visit the Dominican Republic Travel Advisory website.

Maintain Personal Security:

  • Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the U.S. Department of State.
  • Carry contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft.
  • Follow all local laws and social customs.

Necessary Vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles

Other recommended vaccines:

  • Yellow fever (Required if traveling from the states of Mina Gerais, Espirito Santo, So Paulo or Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.)
  • Typhoid
  • Malaria (Recommended for traveling to certain destinations within the country. Medication may be taken several days before travel.)

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

Your passport must be valid for the period of stay in the Dominican Republic with a one blank page requirement for entry stamp.

Tourist visas are not required for stays less than 30 days.

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