Visas and Security in the Dominican Republic

Whatever the reason you choose to travel to the Dominican Republic, consider taking out travel or expat health insurance for you and your family. You will leave with peace of mind and can prevent financial, health, and legal risks that would arise unexpectedly. Guarantees for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses are essential, regardless of your destination.

Dominican-Republic Insurance

Political regime: Democratic Republic
Capital: Saint Domingue
Area: 48,442 sq km
Population: 10.77 million
Spoken languages: Spanish
Currency: Dominican peso

Dominican Republic Visas

If you are a French national, you do not need a visa for a tourist stay of less than 90 days. All you need to do is have your passport valid for at least three months and get a Tourist Card (which have to be paid for) when you arrive in the Dominican Republic. For all stays in the Dominican Republic, you must be in possession of a return ticket or continuity. The Tourist Card is valid for 15-day stays. For tourist stays longer than 15 days, a surcharge (10 USD) will be paid when leaving the territory.

French Embassy to the Dominican Republic
Calle las Damascus No. 42 – Colonial Zone
Tel: [1809] 69 54 300
Fax: [1809] 69 54 311

Dominican Embassy in Paris
45 rue de Courcelles – 75008 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in the Dominican Republic


  • Compulsory vaccines and certificates: The yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers from an endemic area.
  • Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget vaccines for tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, meningitis A and C and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies. For children, don’t forget the vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, (long stay), meningitis A and C (long stay for 18-month travellers), typhoid (long stay for travellers 5 years and older).
  • Local diseases: In the Dominican Republic, the following diseases are common: Amibiase, spider bites, snakes, fish and scorpions, ascaris, bilharziosis, dengue fever, hepatitis A and B, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease (trypanosomiasis), diseases sexually transmitted diseases, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.


Health insurance in the Dominican Republic

Why take international health insurance when traveling or residing in the Dominican Republic? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in the Dominican Republic in order to be covered in a public or private institution. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.

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