COVID-19 entry restrictions for the Dominican Republic
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for the Dominican Republic’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
Travelling from and returning to the UK
Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
If you’re planning travel to the Dominican Republic, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) guidance on foreign travel insurance.
For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page
Over 160,000 British nationals visited the Dominican Republic in 2019. Most visits are trouble-free, but there are incidents of crime and violence. See Crime
The hurricane season normally runs from June to November. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Center and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. Spanish language alerts are available from the Dominican Emergency Management Centre (COE) via their mobile app ‘AlertaCOE’, or on their Twitter account. See Natural disasters
Be cautious when travelling in Dominican Republic. Driving standards are variable. Take extra care if you’re travelling between Haiti and the Dominican Republic by road. There have been armed robberies in the Dominican Republic on roads close to the border with Haiti. 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 in the Dominican Republic for attempting to traffic drugs. See Local laws and customs
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 number for the English speaking tourist police (CESTUR) is +1-809-200-3500. The number for emergency services is 911. This does not have 100% coverage across the country, so if you cannot reach 911, call the tourist police for help.
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.