Information, Products and Services for Expats in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic

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Today
Clear/Sunny
High:85°F (29°C)
Low:74°F (23°C)
Winds:NE 7 MPH (12 KPH)
Precipitation:3.3
Tomorrow
Patchy Rain
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:72°F (22°C)
Winds:ENE 7 MPH (12 KPH)
Precipitation:0.5
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
High:85°F (29°C)
Low:71°F (22°C)
Winds:E 6 MPH (10 KPH)
Precipitation:0.7
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
High:85°F (29°C)
Low:76°F (24°C)
Winds:E 6 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:10.1
Monday
Patchy Rain
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:74°F (23°C)
Winds:ESE 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:4.4
Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism - Boca Chica, Juan Dolio y Guayacanes
Playa Boca Chica Beach
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Santo Domingo Invita - Agopra Mall, Primer Centro Comercial Verde de Rd
Puerto Plata Official Promotion
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Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism
Dominican Republic
Punta Cana Has It - Dominican Republic Has it All
An EXTREME Visit To The Dominican Republic - Music Video
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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
  • ANGUILLA’S TOP CYCLIST, HASANI HENNIS, TO PARTICIPATE IN TOBAGO CLASSICS FOLLOWED BY COMPETING IN THE ELITE CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIP IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • Sano Won't Face Charges For Incident In Dominican Republic
  • 5 Caribbean Islands Where You Can Live on $36,000 or Less a...
  • The Milwaukee Brewers Seek To Grow Latino Fan Base
  • NOW endorses Menendez
  • How healthy will YOUR country be in 2040?
  • These ten mines will make money – even if gold price falls to $550
  • FIFA bans Dominican Republic official in bribery case
  • NoviFlow Selected Best New Innovative Vendor in SDN Cybersecurity by the 2018 GEC Awards
  • Coast Guard offloads 3,500 pounds of cocaine in Miami
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Electric Paradise Announces J Balvin, Ozuna, Cardi B, Major Lazer & More For December 22 Event In Dominican Republic
  • October 19 Is Voting Deadline For 2018 Tank Of The Year Contest
  • Planet Fitness to open "Judgement Free" Club in Phoenix
  • Mozeliak: 'Accountability this offseason is going to be very real, expectations very clear'
  • Middletown approves new gear for firefighters
  • Finance: The 31 most corrupt countries in the world
  • Nigerian among 13 Africans, 108 international players for NBA 2018-2019 season
  • There’s still no evidence Robert Menendez slept with underage prostitutes. A new attack ad says it anyway.
  • Beyond “Us vs Them” In Sexual Assault
  • Inside drugs gang caged for 130 years: Luxury holidays, plush homes and expensive cars
  • Planet Fitness to add New Castle area location
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Coast Guard seizes $47 million worth of cocaine and marijuana
  • Cafe owner scares off burglar while 4,000-miles away on holiday
  • High Schools Giving Back: Badin and Carroll High Schools
  • The Fiver | Sergio Ramos and a masterclass in deflection
  • Chinese backed despite bad year
  • W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings
  • Children vomit blood after dream TUI trip to Caribbean turned into holiday from hell
  • Sodium Acetate Market: Classification, Opportunities, Types and Applications, Status and Forecast to 2025
  • Claro Caribbean sales up 4.6% to USD 461 mln in Q3
  • Sergio Ramos and a masterclass in deflection
  • Santiago Espinal an interesting fit on Blue Jays depth chart
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Mozeliak: Offseason accountability 'is going to be very real' for Cardinals' current players
  • Morning Digest: National Republicans haven't left Iowa Rep. Rod Blum for dead after all
  • Sinking Sleaze-Bob Menendez By Michelle Malkin
  • Two men arrested in Georgetown after cell phone memory cards are found in suspected identify theft scam
  • Furious about prostitution campaign ad, Menendez calls opponent 'slimiest of slimeballs'
  • Dem Sen. Menendez lashes out at ‘bogus lies’ after GOP rival revives prostitution allegations
  • Important items pertaining to Washington, JFK, Napoleon, Bob Dylan, others in University Archives online auction Oct. 31
  • South Carroll: Tutoring Art hosting two fundraiser workshops
  • British couple and critically ill kids 'held hostage' by armed hospital guards who demanded cash on holiday from hell
  • Meliá Punta Cana Beach and Meliá Caribe Beach Resorts Open in the Dominican Republic
  • Cafe owner scares off burglar by shouting through a CCTV app from Dominican Republic
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Mother, 30, slams TUI over holiday salmonella 'hell' in Dominican Republic
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Current Weather & Forecast
79°F
26°C
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Currency Exchange Rate
48.955
Dominican Pesos
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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