Why do I need travel insurance for Dominican Republic vacations?
Benefits of travel insurance for the Dominican Republic
- Travelex’s travel insurance for Dominican Republic vacations can provide coverage for the important parts of your journey—and more. Consider protection with Travelex travel insurance now, so you can have a coverage plan and team of travel specialists ready to help when you need it most.
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How to choose the best travel insurance for your Dominican Republic vacation
Reasons to choose a Travelex plan for your next vacation
24/7 AssistanceYou can reach the travel assistance team at any time during your stay in the Dominican Republic, whether you’re staying in Santo Domingo, Bonao, or Saona Island.
Expertise On the Go
CustomizableYour travel insurance plan should cater to your Dominican Republic trip needs, and the Travel Select plan’s five optional upgrades may be a good fit for your plans.
FAQs about finding the best travel insurance for Dominican Republic vacations
Are there any travel alerts I should be aware of before my trip to the Dominican Republic?
It’s important to do what you can to stay safe while in the Dominican Republic, including checking the U.S. Department of State's Travel Advisories website for any travel concerns before leaving – and while you’re on your trip.
Travel advisories can affect your travel insurance coverage, so continue checking the Travelex website, where there may be updates about travel alerts that can impact your policy.
You can also receive up-to-date safety notifications based on your location in the Dominican Republic when you access the Travel On app as a Travelex policyholder.
Is travel insurance for Dominican Republic trips mandatory?
Having proof of travel insurance for your Dominican Republic trip is not a requirement for entry into the country (as of November 22, 2023), but it is a smart decision to consider it.
Travel insurance with Travelex can help safeguard your trip spending with coverage for emergency medical incidents in the Dominican Republic and protection from unexpected situations such as damaged luggage and missed flight connections.
Do I need travel insurance coverage if I am going on an all-inclusive resort vacation in Dominican Republic?
Even if your Dominican Republic vacation plans only involve soaking up the sun on the white-sand beaches, don't forget to consider securing your trip investment with travel insurance – it's essential for every kind of trip.
Travel insurance for Dominican Republic getaways can help not only with the cost of urgent medical issues, but also delayed flights, missing suitcases, and even prepaid tours that are canceled because of inclement weather.
How do I find the best travel insurance for Dominican Republic cruises? Do I need it if my ship departs from the U.S.?
Dreaming of watching dolphins swim past the ship while you feel the ocean breeze on your cruise to the Dominican Republic? Even if your cruise leaves from a U.S. port, travel insurance for Dominican Republic cruises can come in handy when you plan to set sail.
For example, if you get food poisoning after dinner on the ship, accidentally drop your camera overboard, or miss a connecting flight, a Travelex travel protection plan can provide financial relief and assistance during your journey.
Can I get coverage for driving a rental car in the Dominican Republic?
Want the flexibility of a rental car in the Dominican Republic but you’re concerned about potential costs and logistics if something unexpectedly goes wrong? Travelex’s Car Rental Collision Coverage, which is available as an optional addition to both the Travel Select and Travel Basic plans, can help reimburse expenses while on the road if you cross paths with an unanticipated incident that causes damage to the rental car.
Important: While Travelex’s Car Rental Collision Coverage can help if things like collision or flood damage your auto rental, it does not offer coverage for motorcycle or moped use whether as a driver or passenger.
Can I get coverage for adventure activities on my vacation?
While scuba diving in Bayahibe and kayaking through a cave in Cabarete are sure to be thrilling, they also heighten the chance of something unforeseen going wrong. Before you finalize your travel insurance for your Dominican Republic trip, make sure that your policy insures the adventure sports you plan to try on your trip.
A plus side of Travelex’s Travel Select and Travel Basic plans is that they both come with base-level coverage for specific adventure activities, such as scuba diving up to a depth of 60 feet, kayaking, river rafting, snorkeling, and horseback riding.
But, if you think you may get more adventurous than the activities that are included in the base plans, you should think about opting for the Travel Select plan and incorporating the Adventure Sports upgrade in your policy. This upgrade can offer coverage for adventure activities like zip lining and scuba diving deeper than 60 feet.
Want to learn more about the Adventure Sports upgrade or see if it’s a benefit you should include in your Travel Select policy? You can contact a Travelex representative to answer your questions before getting travel insurance for your Dominican Republic trip.
Can I get coverage if I think I may have to cancel my trip?
You never know what could take place that causes you to have to cancel your trip to the Dominican Republic, and it can be unnerving to consider the possibility of losing the money you spent on your vacation.
Before you depart, you may want to look into Travelex’s Cancel for Any Reason upgrade as a supplement to the Travel Select plan. This upgrade gives you the freedom to cancel your trip—no matter what your reasoning is—up to 48 hours before your trip is scheduled to start. Travelex may then help provide relief with the reimbursement of up to 75% of your insured vacation expenses (up to $7,500).
To get a reimbursement with this optional benefit, you must insure all pre-paid non-refundable trip payments (with a limit of $10,000) when you buy your travel insurance policy, and your trip should not exceed 30 days. Also, you must buy the Cancel for Any Reason upgrade with your initial policy within 15 days of first paying for your vacation.
I am visiting multiple countries in the Dominican Republic. Can I get travel insurance coverage for my entire trip?
Yes, you can get travel insurance coverage for your whole trip if visiting more than one country, provided you’re not visiting a sanctioned location that Travelex doesn’t offer coverage for.
When you complete a quote for travel insurance for your trip, input the destination as the country you will be in for the majority of the vacation. For instance, if you have arranged to stay in Puerto Rico for four days and the Dominican Republic for six days, you should list the Dominican Republic as your destination for your travel insurance quote.
Why should I get travel insurance for Dominican Republic if I have insurance with my credit card?
While many credit cards come with some form of travel insurance, the level of protection they offer might be limited and can often come with specific terms to activate the coverage.
A thorough travel insurance plan from a dedicated provider like Travelex can deliver wider protection across various key benefits, including potential coverage for pre-existing health issues, helping you to feel better supported during your vacation.