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 the Presidential Palace could also be targeted. Protests are expected in many cities throughout the country, typically outside government buildings or symbolic locations. Protests can disrupt traffic and should be avoided as they have the potential to become confrontational quickly.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
- Keep a low profile.
- Notify friends and family of your safety.
- Be aware of your surroundings
- U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Av. República de Colombia 57, Santo Domingo
Non-emergency inquiries: SDOAmericans@state.gov
Website: https://do.usembassy.gov/ or follow on Twitter and Facebook.
- Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada
1-202-501-4444 from other countries or follow on Twitter and Facebook.
- Dominican Republic Country Information Page
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for security updates
- Visit Ready.Gov for information on emergency preparedness.