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Dominica Travel Information

According to usprivateschoolsfinder, Dominica (French: Dominique) is an island in the Caribbean Sea (North America) belonging to the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. Dominica has been independent from the United Kingdom since 1978. The capital of Dominica is Roseau. A number of major cities in Dominica are: Portsmouth, Calibishie and Marigot.

Dominica is not only known for its parades and dance festivals, but also for its beautiful nature. You will find several National Parks on the island such as the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, The Northern Forest Reserve, the Cabrits National Park and the Scotts Head-Soufriere Marine Reserve. In these parks you will find rainforests, waterfalls and many different plant, tree and flower species. The coast of Dominica is also ideal for diving. Here you will find dolphins, colorful fish and rare coral species. The island is also known for its banana and coconut exports. See harvardshoes for travel to Central America.

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Travel information of Dominica

Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica
Continent: North America
Area: 751 km²
Capital: Roseau
Country code: DM, DMA
Population: 74,243 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 1,447 m (Morne Diablotins)
Distance (Amsterdam – Roseau): 7,069 km
Flight time: approximately 9 hours and 15 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Dominica that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Dominica, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Dominica. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Dominica?

Weather and climate
Dominica has a tropical climate. The temperatures in Dominica are on average between 25 and 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Dominica can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Dominica can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, February, March and April are the best months to travel to Dominica. This avoids the prolonged rainy season.

English is the official language in Dominica.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Dominica.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Dominica for less than 3 months.
When departing from Dominica, you must pay a departure tax of USD 21.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago (also for Dominica):
Dutch consulate in Dominica:
Embassy of Dominica in the United Kingdom (also for the Netherlands):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Dominica it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency Affairs
Dominica is paid with the East Caribbean dollar (XCD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Dominica can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices in Dominica are a lot higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +10% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (25% cheaper), food (53% more expensive), imported beer in catering (49% cheaper), cigarettes (55% cheaper) and public transport (66% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Dominica it is customary to tip. If no service costs have been calculated yet, people give a tip of approximately 10-15%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier in Dominica.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier in Dominica.
Dominica has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Dominica can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Dominica you must drive on the left.
You must apply for a temporary driver’s license in Dominica to drive a motor vehicle. This is possible upon arrival upon presentation of your Dutch driver’s license.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Dominica.

Electricity In Dominica you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets in Dominica can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999
– Fire: 999
– Ambulance: 999

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Dominica can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Dominica can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Dominica end
Dominica official websites: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Dominica is 001767 or +1767.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Dominica? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Telephone Directory of Dominica.
Company details can be found in the Dominica Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Dominica.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Dominica.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Dominica, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Dominica?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Dominica. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Dominica can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Dominica can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Dominica? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported to Cuba.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations, which you may encounter during your visit to Dominica.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Unknown
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Imprisonment or involuntary confinement.
– Clothing: Wearing camouflage clothing is prohibited.

Did you know that…
…Bananas and coconut are Dominica’s main export products?
…Rare turtles lay their eggs on the beaches of Dominica every year?
…Most inhabitants of Dominica are descended from African slaves?
…There are many waterfalls in Dominica?
…Dominica is the youngest island in the Caribbean?
…Some parts of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy were filmed in Dominica?

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