The Foreign Office has updated its advice for British holidaymakers heading to the Dominican Republic, following recent reports of violent crime against tourists.
The majority of incidents have taken place in Santo Domingo, the country’s capital city, with a number of tourists being mugged at gunpoint in broad daylight while travelling through residential areas. Twenty US visitors were robbed by armed attackers on the same street, Avenida Bolivar, during last month alone. Other reported crimes include car burglaries and pick-pocketing.
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