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Last verified: Tuesday, 12. November 2019 at 07:23 AM

Dominican Republic Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Dominican Republic is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.5 / 5

Travelling Dominican Republic is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

Dominican Republic shares a land border with Haiti. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 3.3.

Advice scoring history for Dominican Republic

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Dominican Republic.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Dominican Republic from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in the Dominican Republic due to crime. 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 ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/dominican-republic-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Var allmänt uppmärksam. Gränsen mot Haiti är otrygg Orkansäsong i juni–november. Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga till gränsen mot Haiti.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/DO

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/dominican-republic

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Dominican Republic

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Dominican Republic. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Dominican Republic changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Dominican Republic with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Dominican Republic with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Dominican Republic with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Dominican Republic with a rating of 2.0.

About Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic with its capital Santo Domingo is a country in North America (Caribbean), slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire (48,730 km²). The country is located Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti. The climate can be described as tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall. The landscape is rugged highlands and mountains with fertile valleys interspersed. With a population of about 9.51 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Santo Domingo
Population about 9.51 million
Size 48.730 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire
Common languages Spanish
Currency Peso (short: DOP)
Common voltage (electricity) 110V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1800/1900
International phone prefix +1-809 and +1-82
Internet Top Level Domain .do
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 DO
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 DOM
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 214

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Dominican Republic is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • soil eroding into the sea damages coral reefs
  • water shortages

Natural hazzards

  • lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October
  • occasional flooding
  • periodic droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Dominican Republic. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. electrical components
  3. gold mining
  4. medical devices
  5. sugar processing
  6. textiles
  7. tobacco
  8. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. beans
  3. beef
  4. cattle
  5. cocoa
  6. coffee
  7. corn
  8. cotton
  9. dairy products
  10. eggs

Dominican Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Dominican Republic.

Export products

  1. cocoa
  2. coffee
  3. consumer goods
  4. gold
  5. meats
  6. silver
  7. sugar
  8. tobacco

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. cotton
  3. fabrics
  4. foodstuffs
  5. petroleum
  6. pharmaceuticals

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Dominican Republic?

Dominican Republic is currently rated at 2,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Dominican Republic is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Dominican Republic in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Dominican Republic.

How many travel advisories do you know for Dominican Republic?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Dominican Republic.

What is the size of Dominican Republic?

Dominican Republic has a size of 48,730 km² or 18,815 mi² which is slightly more than twice the size of New Hampshire.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.