Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

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 July 7, the government of the Dominican Republic has issued a revised curfew for the country.  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 to Friday:  10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., with a grace period for transit until 12:00 a.m.

·     Saturday and Sunday:  7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., with a grace period for transit until 9:00 p.m.

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.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Av. República de Colombia 57, Santo Domingo
Emergencies: 809-567-7775
Non-emergency inquiries: SDOAmericans@state.gov
Website: https://do.usembassy.gov/ 
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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