The hurricane season in the Dominican Republic runs from June to November. You should monitor weather updates and track the progress of approaching storms. See Hurricanes.

98,300 British nationals visited the Dominican Republic in 2012. Most visits are trouble-free, but there are incidents of crime and violence. See Crime.

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.

There is a low threat from terrorism in Dominican Republic.

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. 

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