Health Alert – Department of State authorized departure

Location:  Dominican Republic

Event: On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

The Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic decided on March 15 to withdraw all their volunteers from the country.

As of March 15, the Dominican Ministry of Public Health has announced 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.

On March 14, the Dominican Ministry of Public Health announced new measures, including the following:

Starting at 6am, Monday, March 16 and lasting for one month, all flights to and from Europe, China, Korea, and Iran are suspended.  

There is a quarantine in effect for all passengers who, in the last 2 weeks, were in one of the countries that is part of the flight suspensions.

All cruise arrivals are suspended at all ports or coasts in the DR.

Actions to Take:

·         Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.

·         For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

·         Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 U.S. Embassy website for information on conditions in the Dominican Republic.

·         Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S. 


U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Av. República de Colombia 57, Santo Domingo

Emergencies: 809-567-7775

Non-emergency inquiries:


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

(Dominican Republic Country Information

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