The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the United States Department of State made level changes for two major vacation destinations on March 14: the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Both countries have passed from “Level 4: Do Not Travel” to “Level 3: Reconsider Travel.”
The updates have been made considering new COVID-19 information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also changed level advisories of risk considerations, and the Dominican Republic and Jamaica’s status moved from “Level 4: Very High Risk” to “Level 3: High”.
Both institutions still consider of risk traveling to any of these destinations for multiple reasons but recognized that the coronavirus and its variants’ contagion rates have lowered and local authorities are more in control of the consequences of the pandemic.
Considering that in January both countries have been labeled Level 4, the new status is more optimistic and could represent great news for travelers interested in these beautiful destinations.
Now that this country doesn’t request to show proof of vaccination, a negative test, or even wear masks, many travelers are eager to visit the Dominican Republic. However, before visiting this beautiful Caribbean destination and enjoying its white sand beaches and fascinating landscapes, American travelers should bear in mind the US government’s guidelines.
The U.S. Department of State recommends reconsidering visiting the Dominican Republic due to the local consequences of the COVID-19 and also due to crime.