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 days.  There may be a further reduction in departing flights from the Dominican Republic; however, outbound flights are expected to continue, contact your airline for more information.

We are continuously assessing travel conditions in all areas affected by COVID-19 and will continue to update our travel advisories and safety information for U.S. travelers as situations evolve.

U.S. citizens should:

    • Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
    • For emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please call +1 (809) 567-7775 or email