Do not travel to the Dominican Republic due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.
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 for the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19.
Travelers to the Dominican Republic may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic.
Exercise increased caution in the Dominican Republic due to crime.
Country Summary: Violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault is a concern throughout the Dominican Republic. The development of a professional tourist police corps, institution of a 911 system in many parts of the country, and a concentration of resources in resort areas means these tend to be better policed than urban areas like Santo Domingo. The wide availability of weapons, the use and trade of illicit drugs, and a weak criminal justice system contribute to the high level of criminality on the broader scale.
Read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to the Dominican Republic:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.