Last Updated: 06/24/19

As of June 24, 2019, 10 American tourists have died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic this year. Many other travelers have experienced illnesses that lasted after they returned home.

The Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the ongoing events in the popular island destination. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the situation develops. Information is subject to change at any time.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for trips to the Dominican Republic. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

As of June 24, 2019, 10 American tourists have died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic this year.

Several other travelers have reported illnesses after they returned home from the Dominican Republic.

Standard travel insurance policies will not reimburse travelers who want to cancel out of fear of traveling to the Dominican Republic.

Travelers who bought Cancel For Any Reason coverage can be partially reimbursed if they don't want to take their trip.

FAQs

  • Can I still buy travel insurance for an upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic?

    Yes, you can still buy travel insurance for an upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic.

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  • Can a travel insurance policy cover a medical emergency in the Dominican Republic?

    Yes, a travel insurance policy can reimburse you for the costs of treatment in the event of a medical emergency during your trip to the Dominican Republic.

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  • Am I covered to cancel if I get sick while traveling in the Dominican Republic?

    Yes, travel insurance policies with Trip Interruption coverage can cover you to cut your trip short and return home early if you become sick during your trip in the Dominican Republic.

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  • Can I cancel my trip to the Dominican Republic if I no longer want to go?

    Canceling a trip out of fear of traveling, or simply no longer wanting to go, is never a covered reason under standard travel insurance policies.

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