November 21, 2019
Dominica – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
Exercise increased caution in Dominica due to civil unrest.
Country Summary: Demonstrations and protests can take place with little or no notice. Local authorities have used tear gas to disrupt protests.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Dominica:
- Avoid demonstrations.
- Keep a low profile and be aware of your surroundings.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Barbados, which covers Dominica.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Demonstration Alert for Dominica – Issued by U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados (19 November, 2019)
Location: In the capital of Roseau and possibly near government buildings throughout Dominica.
Event: Demonstrations and protests are expected in advance of elections on December 6, 2019. Recent demonstrations have involved police use of tear gas.
U.S. government personnel and others have been urged to exercise caution if planning to travel to Dominica over the next several weeks.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid demonstrations
- Monitor local media for updates
- Keep a low profile
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone number: +1 246-227-4000
Email address: BridgetownACS@state.gov
Embassy website: https://bb.usembassy.gov
- State Department – Consular Affairs phone number:
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Dominica Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
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