The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully reconsider travel to the Dominican Republic due to Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm projected to impact the Dominican Republic.
This storm may bring significant rainfall and wind that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, mudslides, and storm surge. Disruptions to travel and services are likely throughout the country, particularly in eastern and northern regions. On September 5, the Department authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government employees and their family members due to Hurricane Irma.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and The Dominican Republic Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in The Dominican Republic, located at Av. República de Colombia, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, 10507. You may also call 809-567-7775 during and after office hours. For afterhours emergencies please press “1” when prompted. For non-emergency specific inquiries please e-mail us at SDOAmericans@state.gov.
- 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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