Alert: Safety Operations During Easter Week Celebrations

During Easter week celebrations there will be increased presence of police, medical and safety personnel on main roads, highways, beaches, and other locations.  These personnel are being deployed to prevent or respond to any emergency traffic accidents, drownings, alcohol poisoning and food poisoning that can be associated with heavy holiday travel and festivities around the ... Read More»

Travel Alert: Increased Passport Processing Times

The Department of State is committed to providing the best possible service for our passport customers.  U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo encourages all U.S. citizens to check their passport expiration date before making any definitive plans for international travel, and to take action to renew their passport well in advance of international travel this year.  This ... Read More»

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

Locations: Cities and towns throughout the Dominican Republic Event:  Demonstrations Demonstrations have recently occurred in multiple locations in the Dominican Republic.  Such events may result in large crowds and/or protests in public locations and may disrupt traffic. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds and demonstrations Monitor local media for updates General Guidance: Notify friends and family of ... Read More»

Important Message to Social Security Beneficiaries in the Dominican Republic

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is sharing important information from the Federal Benefits Unit for beneficiaries of Social Security. If you receive Social Security benefits and live in Dominican Republic, you may need to contact the Embassy’s Federal Benefits Unit to continue receiving benefits. In addition to relying on beneficiaries (a retired person or family ... Read More»

Alert: Ongoing Dominican Migration Enforcement

This message is to advise U.S. citizens that in recent months travelers to the Dominican Republic have reported being delayed, detained, or subject to heightened questioning at ports of entry and in other encounters with immigration officials based on their skin color. Reports of disparate treatment of U.S. citizens by Dominican authorities are a matter of ... Read More»

Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Season 2022

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane Season which lasts through November 2022. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30. The  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center  expects the 2022 season to be above average for the seventh consecutive year.  NOAA predicts that the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will produce: ·        14 to 21 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (3 December 2021)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (3 December 2021) Location: Dominican Republic, countrywide Event: On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States. Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (November 3, 2021)

Location: Worldwide Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to ... Read More»

Dominican Republic – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice Level due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic.   Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be ... Read More»

Alert – U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo (October 16, 2021)

Location:  Dominican Republic There is a  Level 2 Travel Advisory  recommending U.S. citizens exercise increased caution in the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19. The government of the Dominican Republic will be conducting an emergency drill on Wednesday, October 20.  The simulated exercise will involve an earthquake with an epicenter in Santiago and a tsunami alert.  More information is available ... Read More»

SAVE THE DATE – Virtual Town Hall on 3/30 for U.S. Citizens with Consul General William Swaney

Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Message for U.S. Citizens: SAVE THE DATE – Virtual Town Hall on 3/30 for U.S. Citizens with Consul General William Swaney All U.S. citizens in the Dominican Republic are invited to participate in a virtual Town Hall live chat with U.S. Consul General William Swaney on Tuesday, March 30th at 3:00 p.m.  Join ... Read More»
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