Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Location:  Dominican Republic

The following information has been updated on the Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website:

From January 1 to January 10, 2021:

  • Consumption in bars, restaurants, and other drinking establishments is prohibited
  • Open air public spaces, including sports locations, are closed, except professional touraments performing without public attendance
  • All public religious activities are suspended, without exception

As noted previously:

Beginning December 31, the government of the Dominican Republic has issued a 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

  • December 31:  Curfew will begin at 7pm.
  • January 1-10 (M-F):  Curfew from 5pm to 5am, with a grace period for transit until 7pm each day.
  • January 1-10 (Sa-Sun):  Curfew from 12pm to 5am.

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: 

  1. Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information and what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.
  2. 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.
  3. All U.S. citizens must follow the restrictions put in place by the Government of the Dominican Republic.
  4. Flights remain available to the United States. Check with the airlines directly regarding booking flights.
  5. Have a plan to depart from the Dominican Republic that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  6. Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in the Dominican Republic.
  7. Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest travel information and other global impacts.
  8. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.