Dominican Republic Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
April 20, 2022

Dominican Republic - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

O D K E N H U T C

Exercise increased caution in the Dominican Republic due to crime.

Country Summary:  Violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault is a concern throughout the Dominican Republic. The development of a professional tourist police corps, institution of a 911 system in many parts of the country, and a concentration of resources in resort areas means these tend to be better policed than urban areas like Santo Domingo. The wide availability of weapons, the use and trade of illicit drugs, and a weak criminal justice system contribute to the high level of criminality on the broader scale.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to the Dominican Republic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the Dominican Republic has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to the Dominican Republic:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Travel Advisory Levels

Information for Vaccinated Travelers

The CDC's latest guidance on international travel for vaccinated people can be found here.

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo
Av. República de Colombia #57
Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
Telephone
+(809) 567-7775
Emergency
+(809) 567-7775, dial zero (0) ask for Duty Office
Fax
No Fax

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