Dominican Republic

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean country. It is also the most diverse country in the area in terms of geography, nature and people, with impressive peaks in the region of Pico Duarte, 6,000 species of flora and a varied cultural make up of Taino, European and African. Furthermore, Dominican Republic boasts 1,600 kilometres of coastline, which is home to some of the world’s most picture-perfect beaches.


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Destination Information for Dominican Republic

The passion of the Dominican population cannot be ignored, as they take pride in their love of music and dance– the genres of merengue, bachata and son in particular.

There is also plethora of culinary delights available to sample, with the dish typically served being the bandera dominicana (Dominican flag). This consists of rice and beans with chicken or meat, a side salad with avocado, and tostones, which are fried and flattened plantains.

Additional Health Risks Information for Dominican Republic

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

  • Food and water hygiene
  • Insect and animal bite avoidances
  • Personal safety
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Sun protection
  • Altitude sickness

It is important before travelling to ensure you are up to date with childhood immunisations such as measles, mumps and rubella.

Consult with your local CityDoc travel expert to tailor your vaccine requirements based on your medical history, previous vaccinations and travels as well as your itinerary.

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