Local June 28, 2022 | 3:40 pm

The United States raises the travel alert to the Dominican Republic to level 2 due to crime and covid

The US suggests to its citizens not to resist robberies.

Santo Domingo, DR

The United States once again raised the travel alert for its citizens to the Dominican Republic to level two due to high crime, assaults, and sexual assaults, as well as the increase in cases of covid-19.

The warning is on the State Department website, which calls for “greater caution in the Dominican Republic due to crime.”

It indicates that violent crimes, including armed robberies, homicides, and sexual assaults, are a concern throughout the Dominican Republic.

He says that tourist areas are better policed ​​in the urban areas of Santo Domingo and points to the weak Dominican justice system that contributes to the high level of crime.

“The development of a professional tourist police force, the institution of a 911 system in many parts of the country, and a concentration of resources in tourist areas means that these tend to be better policed ​​than urban areas like Santo Domingo. However, the wide availability of weapons, the use and trade of illicit drugs, and a weak criminal justice system all contribute to the high level of crime on a broader scale,” the statement said.

For additional information on trips to the Dominican Republic, it is suggested to go to the information page of the country.

CDC on covid-19

Specifies that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that the Dominican Republic has a high level of COVID-19 and that those who decide to travel to this country should visit the CDC portal to obtain the most recent information travel health information related to your trip.

Point out that its citizens take care of their surroundings, do not physically resist robbery attempts, or show signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.

Follow the advice of tour operators and the resort regarding local safety and security concerns.

It also suggests preparing a contingency plan for emergencies. Review the traveler’s checklist.

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John Conor
June 28, 2022 4:23 pm

Same BS over and over again

My Name Is Not Important
June 28, 2022 5:17 pm
Reply to  John Conor

It’s basically telling its own citizens to use common sense and be more cautious when travelling to another country to be as safe as possible. Your country will be fine and same goes to tourists.

June 28, 2022 6:15 pm

The United States is the most violent place to visit outside of North Korea. You can be standing outside waiting for a taxi in NYC and take bullet to the head

John Conor
June 29, 2022 10:14 am
Reply to  nicholas

Chicago is a War zone

June 29, 2022 6:47 pm
Reply to  nicholas

I agree, but you are taking things out of context regarding the United States. You choose to mention New York City without even understanding or recognizing the dynamic of crime in that city to deflect what is happening in the DR. There’s criminal behavior in every county in the world. It will only get worse for sure with all the moving parts. Still, you misunderstand the role of the United States State Department in issuing a warning for its citizens traveling to the DR; this is one of the functions of the State Department to educate its citizens but not restrict them from traveling.

Felix Arroyo
June 28, 2022 9:55 pm

We all know the critiquer is also a sinner. But his critique should not be ignore and DR must do better to curb the disorder, the violence, the assaults, etc. So let’s get back to work and fight crime!!!

June 28, 2022 10:50 pm

New York City should be a level 4 for the state department watch list. Warning people to avoid travel to Manhattan. Look at the news daily are you kidding me? Everything that is said in their warning of DR applies to Manhattan as well. Let’s get real!!

June 29, 2022 6:50 pm
Reply to  Mode

Maybe the Dr should put out a warning to alert its citizens of the dangers in the US; do you think it will stop them from trying to get to NYC?

June 29, 2022 7:53 pm

That’s right baby. Did everyone forgot the Canadian air crew still held in DR for reporting drugs on their plane. I mean, can anyone explain to me what kind of country is that and where their logic at all. An Air Crew found drugs on their plane, reported it and then ended up in jail. Are you serious. Watch DR tourism drop DEAD gorgeous!