Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Locations: Cities and towns throughout the Dominican Republic

Event:  Election Security Precaution

The Dominican Republic will hold federal elections on Sunday, July 5, 2020.   This could result in large crowds and/or protests, particularly near voting locations, and may disrupt traffic.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

General Guidance:

  • Notify friends and family of your daily plans and a way to reach you.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Make contingency plans to leave.
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport biographic data page.
  • Keep a cell phone with you with important numbers programmed.