When it comes to health and safety, you will hear from many people that the probability is high that you will be infected during your visit. But that's not really true. Only if you are traveling in the border region with Haiti, there is a slight probability of malaria. The main tourist areas are 100% malaria-free.
The malaria mosquito is most active at night, from sunset to sunrise. That is why you should make sure that you protect yourself during this time. Use the insect repellent DEET and wear it on your skin and clothes, and try to cover your skin as much as possible when you go out at night. You can order DEET insect repellent online or buy in stores. With efficient insect repellents you meet one of the most important health precautions. There are also certain drugs to treat or prevent malaria. The newest and most effective is Malarone. This drug is very good in the prevention and treatment of malaria.
|Health Advisory:||CDC: Center of Disease Control and Prevention - Dominican Republic|