What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Dominican Republic?

  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • Poliovirus vaccines

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Dominican Republic.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Dominican Republic:

  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B


Other health risks: Dengue fever and malaria.


What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Dominican Republic?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Medical facilities in Dominican Republic are available of high standard.
  • Some hospitals may require immediate cash.
  • Emergency services are widely available.
  • Prescribed medicines are widely available.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Dominican Republic and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Dominican Republic.

Health tips while travelling to Dominican Republic:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Dominican Republic. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Dominican Republic.

Also Read: Customs followed in Dominican Republic

Last update on January 26, 2:52 pm by Nidhi S.