Foreign travel advice
For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
The hurricane season in the Dominican Republic runs from June to November. See Natural Disasters.
142,083 British nationals visited the Dominican Republic in 2015. Most visits are trouble-free, but there are incidents of crime and violence. See Crime
Take extra care on the road between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. There have been incidents of armed robberies of foreign nationals in 2016 on the Dominican side of the border by criminals dressed as police officers. See Road travel
Don’t become involved with illegal drugs of any kind. There are severe penalties for all drug offences. A number of British nationals are serving prison sentences for attempting to traffic drugs. See Local laws and customs.
Credit card cloning and fraud are common. It’s generally safer to use cash. See Money
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in the Dominican Republic, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.