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Last verified: Saturday, 4. July 2020 at 07:21 AM

Dominican Republic Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Dominican Republic

Local Situation: 3.4 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Dominican Republic. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.9 / 5

Dominican Republic shares a land border with Haiti. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 3.9.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Dominican Republic

There are currently 35,148 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Dominican Republic. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 775 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Dominican Republic.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

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 3.4 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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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 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 ...

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: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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The Dominican Republic has reopened air borders. Multiple daily flights are available to leave the Dominican Republic. Some businesses have begun to re-open, and public transport has resumed services. If you're in a public place or at work, you must wear a face mask at all times or you could be fined. Don’t become complacent. COVID-19 remains a serious health ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/dominican-republic

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 March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Dominican Republic changed from 3.2 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Dominican Republic to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Dominican Republic changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Dominican Republic to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Dominican Republic changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Dominican Republic with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Dominican Republic to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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 3,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Dominican Republic.

Is it safe to travel Dominican Republic in 2020?

Visiting the country Dominican Republic is usually fine. The score is at 3,4 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

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 5 individual sources for Dominican Republic.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Dominican Republic?

There are currently 35,148 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Dominican Republic. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 775 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.