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 requires Chief of Mission pre-approval for all travel to Haiti by U.S. Government personnel in the Dominican Republic.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid land travel into Haiti from the Dominican Republic
- Consult the Department of State’s country information on Haiti before travelling
- Consider postponing, traveling by air or otherwise managing the potential risks of travel to Haiti at this time
- Monitor local media for updates
- Review your personal security plans
- Share your contact information and travel plans with family, friends or others
- If traveling by road, consider traveling in convoys of two vehicles if possible
- If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance
- 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 Gov for information on emergency preparedness.