Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (September 15, 2020)

Location:  Dominican Republic

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will no longer send weekly updates and will send updates only as new information becomes available.  The latest information on COVID-19 can be found on our Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website.

There is a Level 4 Travel Advisory recommending U.S. citizens not travel to the Dominican Republic due to health and safety measures and COVID-19-related conditions.  While the Global Level 4 Travel Advisory has been removed, the Dominican Republic remains at Level 4.

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

  • The Dominican Republic has 104,110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,984 confirmed deaths.
  • The Government of the Dominican Republic announced that starting September 15, COVID-19 rapid tests will be performed on randomly selected travelers upon arrival.  Once this measure is in place the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival will be eliminated.

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 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 Republic
Av. República de Colombia 57, Santo Domingo
Emergencies: 809-567-7775
Non-emergency inquiries:
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