FCO Travel Advice for - Dominican Republic

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  • The hurricane season in the Dominican Republic normally runs from June to November. You should monitor weather updates and track the progress of approaching storms. See Hurricanes.

  • 170,065 British nationals visited the Dominican Republic in 2011. Most visits are trouble-free, but there are incidents of crime and violence. See Crime and Consular Assistance Statistics.

  • Arrests of British nationals for attempting to traffic drugs have increased markedly. See Local Laws and Customs.

  • Cholera is present in the Dominican Republic. See Health

  • Credit card cloning and fraud are common. It’s generally safer to use cash. See Money

  • There is a low threat from terrorism in Dominican Republic.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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