Restriction on Travel to Haiti for USG Personnel

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic November 9, 2018 Event: Restriction on Travel to Haiti for USG Personnel U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has announced it is restricting the routine travel of U.S. Government personnel to a 15 mile radius around the capital due to security concerns. Accordingly, U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo now ...
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Your Vote Counts! Register to Vote From Overseas in the 2018 Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? Follow a few simple steps to make sure that you can vote in the 2018 U.S. elections: Request Your Ballot: Complete a new  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) .   The  FPCA is ...
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Travel Guidance for Hurricane-Affected Areas

September 25, 2017 DR-4335-VI DR-4340-VI NR 006 FEMA NEWS DESK: 540-247-7974   News Release Important Safety Information for Hurricane Survivors in the U.S. Virgin Islands   CROIX, Virgin Islands – The top priority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners is to support the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens- Hurricane Maria

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens- Hurricane Maria United States Embassy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic September 20, 2017   This message is to advise U.S. citizens residing and traveling in the Dominican Republic that Hurricane Maria, currently a category 4 storm, is projected to affect the Dominican Republic beginning Wednesday. This storm may bring significant rainfall and ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens- Hurricane Maria

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens- Hurricane Maria United States Embassy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic September 18, 2017   This message is to advise U.S. citizens residing and traveling in the Dominican Republic that Hurricane Maria, currently a category 1 storm, is projected to strengthen to category 4 and to affect the Dominican Republic. This storm may ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo Will Be Closed on Thursday Due to Hurricane Irma

Santo Domingo, D.N.- On September 5, 2017, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S government employees and their family members due to Hurricane Irma. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully reconsider travel to the Dominican Republic. The Embassy, including the Consular Agencies in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, will ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens-Assisted Departure Related to Hurricane Irma

United States Embassy, Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens-Assisted Departure Related to Hurricane Irma   September 6, 2017   This message is to advise U.S. citizens residing and traveling in The Dominican Republic that Hurricane Irma, currently a category  5 storm, is projected to affect The Dominican Republic. On September 5, 2017 the Department of State approved Authorized Departure ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Irma

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens United States Embassy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic September 5, 2017 Hurricane Irma   This message is to advise U.S. citizens residing and traveling in the Dominican Republic that Hurricane Irma, currently a category 5 storm, is projected to affect the Dominican Republic. This storm may bring significant rainfall and wind that ...
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Follow Hurricane Irma updates here

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo reminds U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic to remain vigilant during the hurricane season.  At this time, Hurricane Irma is forecast to impact the entirety of the Dominican Republic to varying degrees with eastern and northern areas most heavily impacted, by Wednesday, September 6.  This situation continues to develop. For ...
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Emergency Message: Tropical Wave

U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo alerts U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic that according to weather reports a meteorological tropical wave of rain and winds is approaching the Dominican Republic.  Although environmental conditions are currently only marginally conducive for additional development, this weather system could become a tropical depression at any time during the next few ...
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Travel Alert- Worldwide

1.  The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting ...
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TRAVEL ALERT – WORLDWIDE

1. The lone wolf attack in Sydney, Australia on December 15, 2014, resulting in the deaths of two hostages, is a reminder that U.S. citizens should be extra cautious, maintain a very high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security.  This Travel Alert expires on March 19, 2015. 2. An ...
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Public Demonstrations in Las Terrenas, Samaná Province, December 3, 2014

This message is to advise U.S. citizens traveling and residing in the Dominican Republic that demonstrations are expected to take place in Las Terrenas, Samaná Province, following a breakdown in discussions over electricity prices.  Media reports indicate that organizers are calling for a demonstration on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, and every Wednesday thereafter.  Previous demonstrations ...
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Dominican Government Warns of Heavy Rain and Possible Flash Floods

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo advises U.S. Citizens in the Dominican Republic that the Government of the Dominican Republic (GoDR) has issued a Green Alert for possible flash floods and landslides due to predicted heavy rain over the next 36 hours in the following provinces:  San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, La Altagracia (Punta ...
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Chikungunya Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, informs U.S. citizens of a public health concern regarding the chikungunya virus.  Chikungunya virus is a mosquito transmitted virus recently identified in Dominican Republic after spreading there from other Caribbean islands. Symptoms typically include fever and severe joint pain of the hands and feet that begin 3-7 ...
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Security Message –Armed Robberies at Traffic Intersections in Santo Domingo

Recent press reports and police statistics indicate a rise in armed robberies in various traffic intersections within the National District. These crimes generally take the form of two individuals on a motorcycle approaching stopped cars in busy intersections and robbing the occupants at gunpoint. Press reports also enumerate the intersections within the national district with ...
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Traveling during Semana Santa

Embassies and consulates are not polling places. The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6. U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2012 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials. U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling ...
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