Of course, if the idea of vacation in the Dominican Republic is more stressful than relaxing, consider canceling. Airlines are not waiving change fees, so you will have to pay the surcharge plus any difference in fare for a new flight. Hotel cancellation policies vary by property. If you missed the deadline, call the hotel and hope for a sympathetic reservation agent or manager. If you purchased insurance with the “Cancel for Any Reason” benefit, you can recover up to 75 percent of your trip costs.
“As there is no official government warning or evacuation at the location at this time,” said Jenna Hummer, a spokeswoman for SquareMouth, which compares travel insurance policies. “CFAR is really the only option for travelers looking to cancel their trips and recoup most of their costs.”
Read the full Washington Post article online here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/is-it-safe-to-travel-to-the-dominican-republic/2019/06/12/24ccf140-8d28-11e9-adf3-f70f78c156e8_story.html?utm_term=.6f23519b31fa