US Issues Travel Advisory For Caribbean Hotspot Amid Violence

  • The State Department on Tuesday issued a travel advisory for Americans looking to hit the Dominican Republic, a top Caribbean destination, amid an increase in violent crime and sexual assaults.
  • A yellow flag-level two advisory was issued urging travelers heading to the Caribbean hotspot to “exercise increased caution.”
  • “Violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault is a concern throughout the Dominican Republic,” the department said in its advisory. “The wide availability of weapons, the use and trade of illicit drugs, and a weak criminal justice system contribute to the high level of criminality on the broader scale.”