Traveling to the Dominican Republic: Safety Tips and Precautions

Recent travel advisory warns of increased caution in the Dominican Republic.

– Violent crime, including robbery and sexual assault, is a concern.

Violent crime, armed robbery, homicide, and sexual assault are prevalent throughout the country.

– Exercise caution and remain vigilant at all times.

– Exercise caution when interacting with strangers from dating apps.

– Meet in public places and inform someone you trust about your plans.

– Incidents of sexual assault, including the use of date rape drugs, have been reported.

– Stay alert and aware of your surroundings in public areas.

– Never accept drinks from strangers and keep an eye on your beverages.

– Report any suspicious activity to resort staff or hotel management.

– Metropolitan areas like Santo Domingo may have higher crime rates.

– Avoid isolated and dark areas, especially when alone.

– Explore outdoor locations during daylight hours for increased safety.

– Minimize the display of valuable items like expensive jewelry.

– Use reliable transportation options provided by your hotel or reputable companies.

– Consider using ride-sharing services like Uber for added security.

– Report any incidents promptly to your hotel, local police, and the nearest embassy.