About Dominican Republic
Accessible travel Dominican Republic
As with all international travel, it is recommended to be up-to-date on your vaccinations, including tetanus. Be sure to get appropriate health insurance to fit your personal and travel needs, and have funds available to cover any medical emergency. Many hospitals and doctors require payment upfront. Make sure to drink bottled or filtered water, as tap water in most parts of the country is not potable.
Robbery can occur, so it is recommended to be cautious and avoid flashing valuables. Tourist destination generally have a larger police presence than other parts of the country. If traveling by car, never leave valuables on display and always lock your car when it is parked.
Entry requirements to the Dominican Republic depend on your nationality. Check the specific entry requirements here.
The Dominican Republic has a tropical climate, with warm temperature year round. Santo Domingo has consistent temperatures of 77-82ºF (25-28ºC) throughout the year, with heavy rainfall from May to November. On the eastern side of the country, in places like Punta Cana, there is heavy rainfall from June to November, which is also hurricane season. Temperatures can be slightly warmer than Santo Domingo. If traveling to the interior mountainous regions, make sure to bring layers as it can cool down at night.
Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic.
In the Dominican Republic the standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. Sockets are type A and B.