Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (March 2, 2021)
Location: Dominican Republic
The following information has been updated on the Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website:
- All travelers to the United States should continue to monitor the CDC website for testing and quarantine requirements, including state and local regulations related to travel.
- Beginning March 3, the government of the Dominican Republic has issued a revised curfew nationwide. Failure to follow the curfew, including for U.S. citizens, may result in arrest and/or fines. Full details on the curfew can be found at https://presidencia.gob.do/
Monday through Friday: Curfew from 9pm to 5am, with a grace period for transit until 12am each day.
Saturday and Sunday: Curfew from 7pm to 5am, with a grace period for transit until 10pm each day.
- Local COVID-19 vaccine update for U.S. citizen residents: The government of the Dominican Republic has announced that foreigners with legal residence in the Dominican Republic have the same eligibility for vaccination as Dominican citizens. U.S. citizens who are legal residents of the Dominican Republic should follow local vaccination schedules and requirements. More information will be available from the Dominican Ministry of Health.
There is a Level 3 Travel Advisory recommending U.S. citizens reconsider travel to the Dominican Republic due to health and safety measures and COVID-19-related conditions.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information and what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.
- Dial *462 to reach the COVID-19 hotline in the Dominican Republic for specific instructions if you have been exposed or are experiencing severe symptoms. Note: English-speaking operators are limited.
- All U.S. citizens must follow the restrictions put in place by the Government of the Dominican Republic.
- Flights remain available to the United States. Check with the airlines directly regarding booking flights.
- Have a plan to depart from the Dominican Republic that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in the Dominican Republic.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest travel information and other global impacts.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicAv. República de Colombia 57, Santo Domingo
Non-emergency inquiries: SDOAmericans@state.gov
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