Average temperatures in December – Punta Cana
SAFTEY & SECURITY
Exercise caution and be aware of surroundings at all times, especially after dark due to a high crime rate.
Carry only small amounts of money and avoid showing signs of affluence.
Keep electronic devices like cellphones, tablets, laptops and cameras out of sight.
Never leave personal belongings unattended.
Lock your valuables, passport and other travel documents in hotel safe.
Ideal Protein suggests only leaving the resort if you have booked a guided tour directly with the hotel.
Exercise caution when leaving the resort at your leisure.
Bag-snatching and pickpocketing is prevalent.
Theft of items from checked baggage at airports has been reported.
Do not leave luggage unattended.
Avoid walking alone in unpopulated areas and unpatrolled beaches after dark.
Use Ideal Protein arranged transportation.
Avoid unmarked taxis.
Use credit cards only in major hotels, restaurants and shops.
Pay careful attention when your cards are being handled by others during payment and, upon your return home, check your statements for fraudulent charges.
FOOD & WATER SAFETY
- The Tap Water in Dominican Republic is not considered potable.
- Brush teeth with purified or bottled water (available on-site)
TRAVEL HEALTH NOTICE
ZIKA VIRUS: Zika Virus is a concern in The Caribbean.
- Use insect repellent on exposed skin
- Cover up: wear light-coloured, long–sleeved shirts and long pants
Zika is a virus which typically causes mild illness lasting only a few days. Many people who are infected do not develop any symptoms and do not know that they have been infected. However, Zika virus infection in a pregnant woman can pose significant risks to the fetus, even if the woman does not develop symptoms of infection.
ALCOHOL AND BEHAVIOR
Alcohol/Behavior Disclaimer: By registering for the 2018 Ideal Protein Summit you have acknowledge and agree that, as a condition of your attendance, guests must conduct themselves in a professional manner and will be fully responsible for their own actions. We are all expected to behave in such a way that gatherings, events and meetings are free from harassment and other abusive behavior. Although alcohol will be available to all, we trust that you will be responsible in your intake.
Travel insurance is included through Desjardins health benefits (staff only)
If consultants wish to be covered, they will have to purchase personal travel insurance coverage at own expense.
Passport must be valid for the duration of stay in Dominican Republic.
Tourist Card is included in your airline ticket.
Departure tax of $20 usd is included with your airline ticket.
Bring a carry-on with your beach wear and sunscreen in case you arrive before check-in time. Don’t forget to bring sandals, sunglasses and a hat. Consider bringing a rain jacket in case it rains, and water shoes if you plan on doing water sports or snorkeling.
Toiletries at stores or in the resort gift shop may be expensive, so bring band-aids, lip balm, hand sanitizer, pain killers, sunburn relief, Pepto Bismol, Imodium, Gravol and any other basic medicines (for stomach, headache, etc.) that you may need. Don’t forget your prescription medications.
Plan on bringing extra batteries for your camera and a charger for your cellphone.
Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellent
Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance. Contact your insurance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment. Any incidents of sickness or injury requiring hospitalization should be reported to the Embassy of Canada in Santo Domingo.
Check before traveling to ensure your medical insurance provides coverage overseas or obtain supplemental travel insurance. Most health care providers in the DR only accept cash payments and these payments often must be made prior to treatment and/or before the patient’s hospital discharge. The US embassy does not pay medical bills. US Medicare does not apply overseas.
Bavaro KM. 2 ½
Amstar Business Center
Building 5, Suite 521
Telephone: (809) 455-1730
Palma Real Shopping Center
Business Center 2ND Floor
Bavaro, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
Telephone: (809) 552-8990
Emergency After Hours Phone: (809) 368-7777
INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT WAS SOURCED FROM:
Government of Canada: Travel Advisory – Dominican Republic
US Department of State: Travel Advisory – Dominican Republic