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Dominican Republic travel insurance

Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to the Dominican Republic, there are a few things to think about:

  • The cost of your trip - if you have to cancel, it's important to know that you can get your money back
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing - if you're planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our hazardous activities travel insurance
  • How much medical coverage you have - no one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
  • And don't forget to check the latest travel advice for the Dominican Republic from the FCO for any issues that may have occurred that might prevent you travelling or any vaccinations you might need

If you're up to anything particularly adventurous such as scuba diving, we have extreme sports cover as an add-on. We also consider all medical conditions and have no upper age limit, so get in touch today or simply get a quote online.

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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+44 (0)207 748 0060

For everything else, contact us.

We do pet insurance now too

So if you've got a cat, dog or rabbit that needs insuring, get them covered today.

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What's covered with our travel insurance to the Dominican Republic?

As standard, our policies cover over 50 activities as standard, so you can get up to more on your holiday. 

As standard we also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to the Dominican Republic.

Currency

Dominican peso

Official language(s)

Spanish

Continent

North America (The Caribbean)

Population

Approx. 10.6m

Plug type

Plug type AB & C

Driving side

Right-hand side

Climate

The Dominican Republic is known to have an 'eternal summer' with variations of season based on how much it rains!

Summer Season - May to October

Winter Season - December to February (slightly cooler than the summer)

N.B. From June to November, the Dominican Republic can be affected by hurricanes

Laws

Local laws and customs

Do I need a visa for the Dominican Republic?

You'll need to get a tourist card before you enter the Dominican Republic. You can get this from the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in London, or when you arrive at the airport.

Tourist cards are valid for 30 days but can be extended should you wish to stay for longer. You can find more information about tourist cards and extended stays on the Dominican Republic Embassy website.

Healthcare in the Dominican Republic

Depending on where you go in the Dominican Republic, healthcare services can be limited. You can find good medical facilities in the private hospitals, but these can often be quite expensive and may even overcharge. It’s important to make sure you have travel insurance with medical expenses covered in case anything unfortunate happens abroad.

We would also recommend that you speak to your GP at least four to six weeks before your trip, to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.

You can find more information about healthcare in the Dominican Republic here.

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