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20 Sep 2019 | 09:45 AM UTC

Dominican Rep.: Authorities do not close border with Haiti and instead increase security September 19 /update 1

Dominican Republic News Alert

Reports misinterpreted Dominican authorities’ announcement on Haitian border closing and instead increase security

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/26/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santo_Domingo). COUNTRY/REGION Dominican Republic

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Former Dominican Consul General to the Dominican Republic Edwin Paraison clarified on Thursday, September 19, that the Dominican Republic is not closing its border with Haiti, despite media misinterpretations. A clarification was issued shortly thereafter stating that heightened security measures would be implemented to significantly reinforce the border. Travel may be restricted, though the border remains open. The decision comes as what a Dominican minister describes as an "explosive situation" in Haiti.

A heightened security presence, increased checkpoints, transportation delays, and processing delays at the border is to be expected.


Individuals in Dominican Republic are advised to anticipate a heavier than usual security presence, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and minimize movement at or near land borders when possible.


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