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U.S. citizens residing abroad may vote in U.S. elections, and the Embassy can help!

Did you know that U.S. citizens residing in the Dominican Republic may vote in U.S. elections, and the Embassy is here to help? Start by confirming your voter registration with your state. Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal. ...
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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Location: Countrywide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of  monkeypox  is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here  to view the WHO’s determination). Actions to Take:​ ·          Travelers should AVOID : o   Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital ...
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People should not travel internationally with Dominican pork products

Individuals traveling to the United States or to other international destinations from the Dominican Republic should not travel with pork products due to the country’s ongoing African Swine Fever outbreak.  Products such as chicharrón, longaniza, jamón, salami, jamoneta, and sancocho should not be taken on international trips.  Individuals who travel to the United States with ...
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Worldwide Caution

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ...
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