Travel Health Guide

Dominican Republic

Explore the best that the Caribbean has to offer in the Dominican Republic. With exotic rainforests and rugged mountain ranges juxtaposed against luxury resorts and endless beaches, there’s a reason millions of Americans flock here every year. Colonial history and architecture, and exotic local food and customs will also keep you in wide-eyed wonder at this tropical paradise.

Travel Health Guide

Dominican Republic

Explore the best that the Caribbean has to offer in the Dominican Republic. With exotic rainforests and rugged mountain ranges juxtaposed against luxury resorts and endless beaches, there’s a reason millions of Americans flock here every year. Colonial history and architecture, and exotic local food and customs will also keep you in wide-eyed wonder at this tropical paradise.

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Dominican Republic Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Vaccine Entry Requirements For Dominican Republic

Yellow Fever


If traveling directly from the US, the Dominican Republic does not require any vaccines to enter.

If your itinerary includes a visit to or a 12+ hour layover in another country before arrival in the Dominican Republic, especially Brazil, a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter. To see if you are stopping in a Yellow Fever Endemic country before arrival, click here.

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:

African Continent: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

The CDC recommends booking 4-6 weeks in advance, as proof of vaccination (Yellow Book) is only valid 10 days after you receive the vaccine.

COVID-19


Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

Most travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Dominican Republic

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Malaria Medication

if traveling to high transmission regions near the border with Haiti such as Santo Domingo, San Juan, San Cristobal, and La Altagracia including resort areas. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

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Some travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Dominican Republic

Vaccines

Cholera

is rare for travelers, and vaccination is not routinely recommended. It may be considered if you are working in humanitarian settings or visiting friends or family in active transmission areas. Avoiding unsafe food or water and regularly washing your hands is your best bet for staying safe.

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

if you plan to visit high elevation areas like Pico Duarte. The Dominican Republic is a mountainous country but most other traditional highlights are below 8,000ft.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Yellow Fever

If traveling directly from the US, the Dominican Republic does not require any vaccines to enter.

If your itinerary includes a visit to or a 12+ hour layover in another country before arrival in the Dominican Republic, especially Brazil, a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter. To see if you are stopping in a Yellow Fever Endemic country before arrival, click here.

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:

African Continent: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda

South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

The CDC recommends booking 4-6 weeks in advance, as proof of vaccination (Yellow Book) is only valid 10 days after you receive the vaccine.

COVID-19

Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

when traveling from the US to Dominican Republic

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Malaria Medication

if traveling to high transmission regions near the border with Haiti such as Santo Domingo, San Juan, San Cristobal, and La Altagracia including resort areas. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

when traveling from the US to Dominican Republic

Vaccines

Cholera

is rare for travelers, and vaccination is not routinely recommended. It may be considered if you are working in humanitarian settings or visiting friends or family in active transmission areas. Avoiding unsafe food or water and regularly washing your hands is your best bet for staying safe.

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

if you plan to visit high elevation areas like Pico Duarte. The Dominican Republic is a mountainous country but most other traditional highlights are below 8,000ft.

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

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