Coronavirus Information for the Dominican Republic

Last updated:  [11/30/2021] ***  Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible to travel but are …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (November 3, 2021)

Location: Worldwide Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to …

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Dominican Republic – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice Level due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic.   Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (October 16, 2021)

Location:  Dominican Republic There is a  Level 2 Travel Advisory  recommending U.S. citizens exercise increased caution in the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19. The government of the Dominican Republic will be conducting an emergency drill on Wednesday, October 20.  The simulated exercise will involve an earthquake with an epicenter in Santiago and a tsunami alert.  More information is available …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Grace (August 14, 2021) 

Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Grace (August 14, 2021) Location:  All parts of the Dominican Republic Event:  The  National Hurricane Center  and the  Dominican Republic Center of Emergency Operations  have issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Dominican Republic on the south coast from Punta Caucedo to Cabo Engano and on the north coast from Cabo Frances Viejo to Cabo Engano.  A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Fred

Location:  All parts of the Dominican Republic Event:  The  National Hurricane Center  has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the Dominican Republic on the south coast from Punta Palenque eastward and on the north coast from the Haiti border eastward.  The  Dominican Republic Center of Emergency Operations  has issued a red alert for the following provinces: La Altagracia, La Romana, Santo Domingo, San Pedro de Macoris, …

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Weather Alert – Potential Tropical Storm Six (Fred)

Location:  All parts of the Dominican Republic Event:  The  National Hurricane Center  has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the Dominican Republic on the south coast from Punta Palenque eastward and on the north coast from Cabo Frances Viejo eastward.  A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect on the north coast from Cabo Frances Viejo to the Haiti border.  Potential Tropical …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Location:  Southern coast of the Dominican Republic Event:  The  National Hurricane Center  advises that as of Friday, July 2, Tropical Storm Elsa has been upgraded to a Hurricane.  The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southern coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the border with Haiti and a Hurricane Watch for the southern …

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Temporary Suspension on the Importation of Dogs

On June 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a  Notice of Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from High-Risk Rabies Countries  suspending the importation of dogs from countries classified by the CDC as high risk for dog rabies AND countries that are NOT at high risk if the dogs have been in high-risk countries during the previous 6 months.  Eligible individuals can apply …

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Dominican Republic – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19  page for more information on COVID-19 in the Dominican …

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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 June 2 and until at least June 9, the government of the Dominican Republic has issued a revised curfew.  Failure to follow the curfew, including for U.S. citizens, may result …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Location:  Santo Domingo Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this exception if all the …

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Dominican Republic – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19  page for more information on COVID-19 in …

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SAVE THE DATE – Virtual Town Hall on 3/30 for U.S. Citizens with Consul General William Swaney

Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Message for U.S. Citizens: SAVE THE DATE – Virtual Town Hall on 3/30 for U.S. Citizens with Consul General William Swaney All U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic are invited to participate in a virtual Town Hall live chat with U.S. Consul General William Swaney on Tuesday, March 30th at 3:00 p.m.  Join …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

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 …

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Ask the Consul – COVID-19 test requirement for travelers to the United States.

Effective January 26, 2021 all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 test. The test must be viral (PCR or antigen) and taken within three calendar days of travel,  to determine if the passenger has an active COVID-19 infection. The results must be presented to the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (January 26, 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 January 27, the government of the Dominican Republic has issued a revised curfew nationwide.  Failure to follow the curfew, including for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (January 20, 2021) Location:  Dominican Republic The following health information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The U.S. Embassy has prepared a list of  private testing providers  in the Dominican Republic.   Local service providers can administer a COVID-19 test, with results typically available within 72 hours.  Please note the test must be a viral test (PCR …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (January 18, 2021) Location:  Dominican Republic The following health information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (January 11, 2021) Location:  Dominican Republic The following curfew information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The government of the Dominican Republic has extended the state of emergency and nationwide curfew.  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/

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Location:  Dominican Republic The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: Until further notice, U.S. direct hire personnel are prohibited from accessing indoor public or business spaces where mask usage is not required, such as restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.  Staff are also strongly encouraged to avoid any situations where social distancing is not possible. As noted …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (January 8, 2021) Location:  Dominican Republic The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: Until further notice, U.S. direct hire personnel are prohibited from accessing indoor public or business spaces where mask usage is not required, such as restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.  Staff are also strongly encouraged to avoid any situations …

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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 …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Location:  Dominican Republic The following curfew information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: 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  https://presidencia.gob.do/             December 31:  Curfew will begin at 7pm. …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Location:  Dominican Republic The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: On December 23, the Dominican government instituted restrictions on airports in Punta Cana, Santiago, and Santo Domingo permitting only ONE person to accompany travelers inside the airport for arrivals or departures.  One additional person can accompany travelers by vehicle but will not be allowed access inside the …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (December 15) Location:  Dominican Republic The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: Beginning December 16, the government of the Dominican Republic has issued a curfew for the National District and the provinces of Santo Domingo, Santiago, Duarte, La Vega, and Puerto Plata from Monday through Sunday from 7:00pm to 5:00am, with allowance for transit until …

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Alert: Updated Travel Information

Travel information and the  travel advisory level for the Dominican Republic  was updated on November 23 – be aware that: Dominican Republic Travel Advisory Level 3:  Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to the Dominican Republic due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.  Travelers should read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a Level 4  Travel Health Notice for the Dominican Republic  due to …

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Embassy Santo Domingo Ballot Box Extended Until October 15! 

You may drop your ballot in the ballot collection box in front of the Consular entrance, Monday through Thursday, from 8am until 3pm until the new deadline of October 15, 2020.   Ballots submitted after this date may not be received in time to be counted.  Embassy Santo Domingo will continue to send ballots received after October 15, 2020, but also encourages …

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Ask the Consul – Limited U.S. Citizen Passport, CRBA, and Notarial Services available

Please note the Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa units remain closed for all routine visa services. The American Citizen Services Unit is currently providing limited in-person services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Passports:  Adult passport renewal applications may now be submitted by mail through DOMEX with full instructions on our Renew by Mail Page .   Replacement emergency passports can also …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo Update on American Citizen Services

Location: Dominican Republic Event: The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is currently providing limited services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Citizen Services Unit is currently providing limited in-person services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Passport and other citizenship services are available as noted below. Passports: Adult passport renewal applications may now be submitted …

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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 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: SAVE THE DATE Virtual Town Hall on 9/16 for U.S. Citizens with Consul General William Swaney

Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Message for U.S. Citizens: SAVE THE DATE – Virtual Town Hall on 9/16 for U.S. Citizens with Consul General William Swaney All U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic are invited to participate in a virtual Town Hall live chat with U.S. Consul General William Swaney on Wednesday, September 16th at 3:00 p.m.  Join …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (August 31, 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 …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (August 31, 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 …

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Voting Message 

All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically.  Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download.  Returning Your Completed, Signed Ballot:  Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically and others do not.  If your state requires you to return …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Location: All parts of the Dominican Republic Event:  The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the northern and eastern coasts of the Dominican Republic. Tropical Storm Laura is projected to pass near the Dominican Republic beginning late Saturday, August 22 and could bring significant rainfall and wind that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, mudslides and …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. 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 …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (July 29, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19.  The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 66,182 confirmed cases of …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (July 29,2020) Location: All parts of the Dominican Republic Event:  The National Hurricane Weather Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northern, eastern and southeastern coasts of the Dominican Republic, and a Tropical Storm Watch for the southern and southwestern coasts of the Dominican Republic. Tropical Storm Isaias, also …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (July 28, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website : The Dominican Republic has 64,690 confirmed cases …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (July 23, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19.   The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 57,615 confirmed cases of …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (July 20, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 53,956 confirmed cases of …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (July 16, 2020)

Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 48,743 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 941 confirmed deaths. Actions to …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (July 10, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 41,915 confirmed cases of …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Locations: Cities and towns throughout the Dominican Republic Event:  Election Security Precaution The Dominican Republic will hold federal elections on Sunday, July 5, 2020.   This could result in large crowds and/or protests, particularly near voting locations, and may disrupt traffic. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Monitor local media for updates. General Guidance: Notify friends and family …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (July 2, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19.   The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 34,197 confirmed cases of …

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July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (June 22, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 27,370 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (June 16, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 23,271 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (June 8, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 20,126 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 539 …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (June 1, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 17,572 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 502 …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Season 2020

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane Season which lasts through November 2020. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30. The  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center  expects the 2020 season to be above average.  NOAA predicts that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will produce: 13-19 named storms 6-10 expected hurricanes 3-6 expected …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (May 18, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 12,725 confirmed cases of …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (May 15, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 11,739 confirmed …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (May 8, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 9,376 confirmed cases of …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (May 1, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: Masks are required in all public spaces in …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (April 20, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will send an update at least once a week to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The following information has been updated on the  Embassy Santo Domingo COVID-19 website: The Dominican Republic has 4,964 confirmed cases of …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (April 15, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. On Thursday, April 16 Spirit Airlines is scheduled to operate one flight from Santo Domingo, Las Americas …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (April 14, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. As of April 13, 2020 the governement of the Dominican Republic has lifted the internal travel ban …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (April 13, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared …

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Dominican authorities announced military checkpoints throughout the country

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (April 8, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic   Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19.   On April 4, Dominican authorities announced military checkpoints throughout the country to enforce curfews and …

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Daily update to U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic – COVID-19

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (April 8, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or …

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Notice on governmental limitations on repatriation of remains.

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (April 7, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  Notice on governmental limitations on repatriation of remains. U.S. citizens and their families should note that due to the risks of COVID-19 as  quarantinable, communicable disease , the Dominican government is currently only permitting cremated remains of COVID-19 victims to be repatriated to the United States.   CDC guidance  provides …

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Extended the curfew for the entire territory of the Dominican Republic

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (April 2, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. On April 2, the President of the Dominican Republic extended the curfew for the entire territory of …

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U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will be sending a daily update

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (March 31, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The Dominican Republic has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who live in the …

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U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will be sending a daily update

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (March 30, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic have the latest information on COVID-19. The Dominican Republic has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.  U.S. citizens who live in the …

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Alert: Resources for Resident U.S. Citizens in the Dominican Republic

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (March 28, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  Resources for Resident U.S. Citizens in the Dominican Republic U.S. citizens resident in the Dominican Republic should take a number of steps to prepare themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ready.gov  is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American …

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New Curfew Hours, Flight Cancellations and COVID Preparedness

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (March 26, 2020)  Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  New Curfew Hours, Flight Cancellations and COVID Preparedness On March 26, the President of the Dominican Republic extended the curfew hours for the entire territory of the Dominican Republic.  Effective tomorrow, Friday, March 27, all traffic and movement of people is prohibited …

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Alert – Flight Cancellations and Reductions

Alert –  U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (March 25, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  Flight Cancellations and Reductions The U.S. Embassy has received reports that many U.S. citizens are experiencing flight cancellations.   Flights are still available through Delta and JetBlue.    Actions to Take: If you want to return to the United States, do so …

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Curfew Alert –  U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

March 20, 2020. Curfew Alert –  U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (March 20, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic On March 20, the President of the Dominican Republic established a curfew for entire territory of the Dominican Republic.  Effective today March 20, all traffic and movement of people is prohibited from 8 pm to 6am.  The curfew will remain …

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Health Alert – Flight Cancellations and Hospital Shortages

Location:  Dominican Republic  Event:   Flight Cancellations and Hospital Shortages  On March 19, 2020, the Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Given the unpredictable nature and global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel, U.S. …

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AIRLINE INFORMATION FOR U.S. CITIZENS

March 19, 2020. U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) are authorized to leave the Dominican Republic during the 15-day state of emergency that started March 19, 2020 on carriers to the United States.  However, each individual airline is determining those flights, the frequency and destination.  Airlines are evaluating the situation on a daily basis. …

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Alert: Health Alert – Flight Cancellations and Hospital Shortages

March 18, 2020. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (March 18, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:   Flight Cancellations and Hospital Shortages The President of the Dominican Republic announced a number of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 on March 17.  Effective at 6 am on March 19, the President has suspended arrival of incoming …

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Information for American Citizens: flights suspension and borders closed

March 18, 2020 The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas.  The President of the Dominican Republic announced a number of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 including that all incoming flights will be suspended and borders closed at 6am March 19, 2020 for 15 …

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Health Alert – DR enhances screening and quarantine measures

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (March 14, 2020) Location:  Dominican Republic Event:  The government of The Dominican Republic has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Visit the website of  The Dominican Ministry of Health  for additional information on …

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Demonstration Alert – Protests in the Dominican Republic

Locations: Government offices in Santo Domingo, and cities and towns throughout the Dominican Republic. Event: The recent suspension of municipal elections has resulted in protests that could continue up to the rescheduled elections on March 15th.  Protests have occurred outside of the Junta Central Electoral in Santo Domingo, but major government buildings like Congress or …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Location: Cities and towns throughout the Dominican Republic Event: Election Security Precaution   Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Dominican municipal elections scheduled for 16 Feb 2020 have been suspended.  This could result in protests, particularly near voting locations. Actions to Take: Avoid voting areas. Monitor local media for updates. General Guidance: Avoid crowds and demonstrations. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Location: Dominican Republic Event:  As widely reported in the media, there is an ongoing outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. At the time of this message there are no known cases in the Dominican Republic. The below links and general information are presented in order to help keep United States …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Location: Cities and towns throughout the Dominican Republic Event: Carnival Security Precaution   U.S. citizens are advised to exercise caution and situational awareness during Carnival celebrations in the Dominican Republic during the month of February.  Carnival culminates on or near the 27th of February, Dominican Independence Day.  Expect significant travel congestion, road closures, and large …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (January 7, 2020) Location: Dominican Republic Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic August 27, 2019

Location: Dominican Republic, notably eastern areas including Punta Cana and Samana peninsula. Event: Tropical Storm Dorian is projected to affect the Dominican Republic beginning the afternoon of Wednesday, August 28th. This storm may bring significant rainfall and wind that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, and storm surge.  Hispaniola-wide impacts are expected but the …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic August 26, 2019

Location: All parts of the Dominican Republic Event: Tropical Storm Dorian is projected to affect the Dominican Republic beginning Wednesday, August 28th. This storm may bring significant rainfall and wind that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, and storm surge.  Hispaniola-wide impacts are expected but the eastern and southern coast are likely to feel …

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Demonstration Alert: Potential Demonstrations Throughout Election Season

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Location: Areas surrounding the Palace of Congress, Supreme Court and other government buildings in Santo Domingo and within the Dominican Republic. Event: The Dominican Republic has entered the candidate selection stage for presidential elections, scheduled for May 17, 2020.  During previous election cycles, large crowds of people have …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: HURRICANE SEASON 2019

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane Season which lasts through November 2019. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center expects the 2019 season to be near normal.  NOAA predicts that the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season will produce 9-15 named storms, of which 4-8 are …

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U.S. Embassy Will Be Closed For Normal Business on December 5, 2018

In honor of the life and memory of former President George H.W. Bush the federal government of the United States of America, including the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, will be closed for normal business on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018. Emergency services for U.S. citizens, including emergency passport service for immediate travel, will be available. …

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