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Dominican Republic Travel: Is It Safe?

Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: Jul 15, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

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Dominican Republic Travel: Is It Safe?
Dominican Republic Travel: Is It Safe?
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There's trouble in paradise. A string of suspicious deaths in the Dominican Republic is raising serious safety concerns about traveling to this popular Caribbean island, and with the news of yet another American traveler dying there while on vacation, travelers are skittish.

Their fears are being compounded by other highly publicized incidents, including the assault of a female traveler and a subsequent attack on a male traveler at the same resort, the shooting of a former Boston Red Sox player and a multitude of reports about mysterious illnesses in the Dominican Republic, including that of Melissa Rycroft, a former contestant on "The Bachelor" who got sick after a vacation with her family in early June. 

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