Information, Products and Services for Expats in Santiago, Dominican Republic

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Today
Partly Cloudy
High:80°F (27°C)
Low:65°F (18°C)
Winds:SE 9 MPH (15 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Tomorrow
Patchy Rain
High:82°F (28°C)
Low:67°F (19°C)
Winds:SE 2 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:0.3
Wednesday
Patchy Rain
High:80°F (27°C)
Low:60°F (15°C)
Winds:SW 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:3.8
Thursday
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Low:67°F (20°C)
Winds:SW 3 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:20.8
Friday
Moderate Rain
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:66°F (19°C)
Winds:ESE 10 MPH (15 KPH)
Precipitation:6.8
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Current News in Dominican Republic
  • Coronavirus digest: Hong Kong declares first lockdown amid mounting cases
  • Hospital CEO, Ontario COVID-19 advisory team member vacationed in Dominican Republic amid pandemic
  • Ontario COVID-19 advisory team member resigns after Dominican Republic vacation amid pandemic
  • Ontario hospital CEO who vacationed in Dominican Republic resigns from health panels
  • Hospital CEO resigns from Ontario COVID-19 advisory table after holiday trip to Dominican Republic
  • Panama tourism on verge of collapse
  • Ontario doctor out as CEO of Niagara Health following Dominican Republic trip
  • Dominican Republic bans child marriage amid fears of global rise
  • Radix Health Grows Leadership Team as Seasoned Healthcare Executives Join to Drive Growth and Innovation
  • Ontario hospital CEO who vacationed in Dominican Republic has $1M termination clause
  • 'Our girls and adolescents will be protected': Dominican Republic bans child marriage
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Coronavirus digest: Berlin hospital halts admissions over COVID variant
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  • BVI Imposes Travel Ban on Dominican Republic Due to Surge in COVID-19 Cases
  • Catholic bishops reject proposal to decriminalize abortion in Dominican Republic
  • One of Trump's final acts will allow former aides to profit from foreign ties
  • 'Immense sense of pride': Caribbean diaspora celebrates Kamala Harris
  • Armie Hammer Denies Ex-Girlfriend's 'Patently Untrue' Claims He Branded Her
  • Flytlink Ltd Announces Availability of the Fastapn service
  • 9 joint commitments between Haiti and the Dominican Republic
  • GoldQuest: Dominican Republic’s Minister of Energy and Mines to Visit San Juan Community to Discuss the Romero Project
  • Yankees get Jameson Taillon from Pirates for 4 prospects
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Yankees Acquire Righty Jameson Taillon From Pirates For 4 Prospects
  • 2020 closes with a chocolate bang in the Dominican Republic
  • MLB rumors: Yankees land Jameson Taillon; Giants interested in Jackie Bradley Jr. and Eddie Rosario
  • Holiday travellers stuck at Dominican Republic resort due to difficulty getting COVID-19 tests
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  • Dominican Republic Announces Complimentary COVID-19 Antigen Testing to Address New CDC Protocols
  • Dominican Republic to offer free Covid-19 tests to travellers
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  • MDH lab testing confirms nation’s first known COVID-19 case associated with Brazil P.1 variant January 23, 2021 MDH files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville for operating without a license
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Signature of a joint declaration between Haiti and the Dominican Republic
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