SANTO DOMINGO.-The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo asked its citizens not to travel to the Dominican Republic by Covid-19.
The embassy indicates that there is currently a ‘Health Warning Level 4’ in the country due to the pandemic, which has already left 880 dead and 43,114 infected.
In a statement published on its website, the Embassy indicates that medical care in the Dominican Republic is seriously reduced, with many hospitals almost or fully already at their maximum capacity, limited beds in Intensive Care Units, and increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 of hospitalized patients.
He adds that he will keep one update per week to ensure that all citizens of the United States in the Dominican Republic have updated information about the coronavirus.
Below is the Embassy’s statement:
Notice – Embassy of the United States in Santo Domingo
Home Page | News & Events | Notice – Embassy of the United States in Santo Domingo
Notice – Embassy of the United States in Santo Domingo (July 10, 2020)
Location: Dominican Republic
Event: The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo will send at least one update per week to ensure that all United States citizens in the Dominican Republic have up-to-date information on COVID-19.
The following information has been updated on the website of the Embassy in Santo Domingo for COVID-19:
The Dominican Republic has 41,915 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 864 confirmed deaths.
Medical care is seriously reduced with many hospitals almost or fully already at their maximum capacity, limited beds in Intensive Care Units, and increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 of hospitalized patients.
At this time there is a Level 4 Health Warning not to travel to the Dominican Republic due to the impact of COVID-19.
Actions to take:
Check the CDC website for updated information and what you can do to reduce your risk of getting COVID-19.
Dial * 462 to contact the COVID-19 Helpline in the Dominican Republic for specific instructions if you have been exposed or are experiencing severe symptoms. Note: English speaking operators are limited.
All US citizens must comply with the restrictions established by the Government of the Dominican Republic.
Have a plan to leave the Dominican Republic that does not depend on the help of the United States government.
Visit the COVID-19 crisis page at travel.state.gov for the latest information on travel and other global impacts.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make your location easier in an emergency.
— El Día to eldia.com.do