The United States Department of State improved the level of health alert for the Dominican Republic by placing it at level 2.
In this way, the recommendation to “reconsider traveling” to the country is eliminated, according to the Dominican Embassy in the United States.
The Dominican Republic is the only country in the Western Hemisphere that has the application of level 2 throughout its national territory.
This implies that travelers must “exercise greater caution” in relation to the health situation.
The rest of the countries in the hemisphere are classified at level 3 and level 4.
During the pandemic, the State Department has given greater weight to the sanitary criteria used by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of the United States to evaluate the performance of countries in controlling the pandemic of covid-19.
Last year, the country was briefly placed at level 4, the highest, which discouraged all travel to the country.
The embassy explained that in the CDC alert system, the Dominican Republic is also the only country in the Western Hemisphere whose alert level is “level 2”. He added that worldwide, the Centers for Disease Control identify only 17 countries or territories with the same moderate level, in terms of control of the epidemiological situation and vaccination processes, among which are Singapore, South Korea. , the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Ambassador Sonia Guzmán welcomed the change in the classification, noting that “it shows that the Dominican Republic has done its homework and has achieved levels of control of the pandemic that stand out not only in our hemisphere, but also in the world.”