Dominican Republic Insurance

Whatever your reason for visiting the Dominican Republic, make sure you take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. That way, you can leave with peace of mind and avoid any unexpected financial, health or legal risks. Cover for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses is essential, whatever your destination.


Political system: Democratic Republic
Capital: Santo Domingo
Surface area: 48,442 km²
Population: 10.77 million
Languages spoken: Spanish
Currency: Dominican peso

Visas Dominican Republic

If you are a French national, you do not need a visa for a tourist stay of less than 90 days. All you need is your passport, valid for at least three months, and a Tourist Card (for a fee) when you arrive in the Dominican Republic. For all stays in the Dominican Republic, you must be in possession of a return or onward ticket. The Tourist Card is valid for stays of 15 days. For tourist stays of more than 15 days, a surcharge (10 USD) is payable on leaving the country.

French Embassy in the Dominican Republic
Calle las Damas n° 42 – Colonial zone
Tel: [1809] 69 54 300
Fax: [1809] 69 54 311

Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Paris
45, rue de Courcelles – 75008 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in the Dominican Republic


  • Vaccines and compulsory certificates: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers coming from an endemic area.
  • Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget vaccines against tetanus, polio, hepatitis A & B, meningitis A & C, and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies. For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B (long-stay), meningitis A & C (long-stay for travellers aged 18 months and over) and typhoid (long-stay for travellers aged 5 years and over).
  • Local diseases: In the Dominican Republic, the following diseases are common: Amoebiasis, spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, roundworm, bilharzia, dengue fever, hepatitis A & B, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease (trypanosomiasis), sexually transmitted diseases, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.


Health insurance in Dominican Republic

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in the Dominican Republic? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in the Dominican Republic in order to receive treatment in a public or private establishment. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

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