Punta Cana is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic. If you have decided to spend the summer on its beautiful coast and to stay there as a tourist, or for a business trip, you should know that no vaccinations are mandatory but several are recommended.
Tropical climate favorable to tropical diseases
This attractive area has a tropical climate, characterized by tropical diseases such as malaria, dengue, and yellow fever, … Punta Cana is not among the countries that are particularly vulnerable to these diseases, and despite the attractions that can be enjoyed here, there are still some risks. Therefore, in order to minimize the risk of infection by mosquitoes, for instance, you may be asked to get vaccinated against malaria, take medication such as nivaquine, and use all mosquito repellent products. If you come from areas where yellow fever is present, a vaccine may be required.
Other recommended vaccines
Infectious risks, from visitor behavior or other aspects of the environment, prompt a country to recommend other general health measures. Changes in habits related to diet and the heat of the sun may have consequences for some. It would be best to get vaccinated against diphtheria, and hepatitis A and B. Sea bathing, diving, or other activities in tourist attractions can affect the health of visitors. Some contagious diseases can be transmitted through contact with dirt. Therefore, vaccinations against tetanus, polio, and whooping cough are recommended. Apart from that, for children, the measles vaccine should be administered.
The coronavirus, still present all over the world
Since the detection of the coronavirus in China in 2019, this highly transmissible infection has spread to such an extent that almost every country in the world has failed to escape. In order to mitigate the extent of its spread, some countries have taken the step of making the Covid vaccine “must-haves” during certain peak periods, with mandatory PCR testing as a supplement. So far, the rate of contagion to Covid 19 in Punta Cana is low. However, before you pack your bags and venture for the trip to this country, remember to learn about the latest health news in the city and make the mandatory arrangements regarding vaccination and control of this epidemic.