Dominica: entry, dipl. Representations
How to get to Dominica
There are no direct flights to Dominica from Europe. Most airlines offer a connection with at least two stopovers. With Air France you can reach the neighboring islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. British Airways, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic Air all fly to Antigua. American Airlines offers flights via the USA. There are also flight connections from the hubs of St. Lucia, Sint Marteen, Puerto Rico and Barbados.
You can continue to Dominica with the local airlines.
There are two airports in Dominica. Both airports do not meet international standards and can only be approached by small planes.
This airport is the busiest and is about 5 minutes from Roseau.
The airport is on the north coast, about half an hour from Portsmouth.
Traveling on Domenica
Dominica has a good number of private minibuses. There is no timetable. The departure times, routes and frequency depend on current needs. There is regular traffic between Roseau, Scotts Head and Canefield Airport. The first buses leave from 7 a.m., the last around 7 p.m. Most routes are closed on Sundays. On the evenings on Friday and Saturday, however, the entertainment centers on the west coast are frequented.
Dominica has a road network of around 500 km, the major roads are generally in good condition. All larger places can be reached without problems. In the interior of the country it is advisable to rent a jeep. The roads get very narrow, they can get very steep and their condition deteriorates. It should be noted that there is left-hand traffic on the island.
Rent a car
It is worth renting a car in Dominica, as the public buses do not run around the clock. There are car rental companies all over the island, including two international chains, but the local providers are cheaper. Before starting, you must first acquire a local driver’s license, which is valid for one month. The prerequisite is a minimum age of 22 to a maximum of 65 years, the presentation of a national driving license, which must be valid for another two years, is sufficient. These driver’s licenses are available at both airports, in Roseau in the Traffic Apartment, High Street (opening times: Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) or from a police station. Sometimes the car rental company can also sell the driving license.
Gasoline is given in gallons (1 gallon = 3.78 liters) at gas stations.
There is a regular ferry service between the neighboring islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. The ferry leaves Martinique once a day and makes a stop in Dominica and then continues to Guadeloupe and vice versa.
The departure times do not always match the officially stated, so it is advisable to call one day in advance.
As a former British crown colony, left-hand traffic prevails in Dominica. Speed limits and the speedometer reading are shown in miles. In order to avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, one should strictly adhere to the traffic rules applicable in the country. The maximum speeds shown can of course be reduced or increased by traffic signs
In addition to the general speed limits shown, the speed limits indicated by signs must be strictly observed.
- In urban areas: in built-up areas there is a speed limit of 20 mph.
- Outside there are no restrictions, but because of the sometimes very winding roads and their poor condition, careful driving is advisable.
International license plate
According to Abbreviationfinder, Dominica’s international license plate is: WD
Dominica: Embassies, Consulates and Tourist Office
Visit Countryaah for a full list of Dominica embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
German representations in Dominica
The embassy in Trinidad and Tobago is responsible
Representations of Dominica in Germany
The embassies in London/GB are responsible.
Embassy of the Commonwealth Dominica in London
Embassy of the Commonwealth Dominican
1 Collingham Gardens
SW5 OHW London
Tel: 0044 – (0) 207 – 3 70 51 94
Austrian representations in Dominica
The embassy in Venzuela is responsible
Representations of Dominica in Austria
Dominica embassy does not have a representation in Austria. The agency in London is responsible .
Swiss representations in Dominica
The embassy in the Dominican Republic is responsible .
Representations of Dominica in Switzerland
Dominica does not have an embassy in Switzerland, only a consulate. The embassy in Belgium is responsible.
Embassy in Brussels
Abassade du Commonwealth de la Dominicque
Rue de Livourne 42
Tel: 0032 – (0) 2 – 534 26 11
Fax: 0032 – (0) 2 – 539 40 09
Email: [email protected]
Consulate of the Commonwealth of Dominica
Tel: 0041- (0) 43- 344 84 28
Fax: 0041- (0) 43- 497 29 22
Dominica Tourist Board
National Development Corporation
PO Box 293
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tel: 001 767- 448 2045
Fax: 001 767- 448 5840
Email: [email protected]
Information about the rainforest from the Forestry & Park Office
Dominica Tourist Office in Germany
(responsible for: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia)
P.O. Box 140223
70072 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel: 0049 – (0) 711 – 26 34 66 24
Fax: 0049 – (0) 711 – 50 53 53 4
Email: [email protected]
Dominica: entry requirements
Tourists are generally only allowed to enter the country if a return ticket or a corresponding ferry ticket is available.
The visa for Dominica is issued upon entry and is valid for the duration of the stay specified upon entry. The following fees apply when leaving the country.
Import and export of foreign currency
- Local currencyNo restrictions
- Foreign currenciesNo restrictions
Dominica: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations, and Warnings
The following infectious diseases can be expected in Dominica:
Malaria, there is no risk of malaria in the country.
AIDS, for people who come into contact with blood or non-sterilized syringes or who engage in unprotected sex, there is a risk of HIV infection
cholera, but an infection risk exists only for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
Dengue fever can cause
intestinal infections through contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria
hepatitis A and BHowever, an infection with hepatitis B is only to be expected in people who may come into contact with blood or in those who seek sexual contact.
when traveling to Dominica, the following vaccinations recommended:
cholera, but only for the traveler who can come up with polluted water or contaminated food contact
diphtheria, vaccination against diphtheria should in principle always, even in the home country
hepatitis A and B, a Vaccination against hepatitis B is only required for people who may come into contact with blood or for those who seek sexual contact.
Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country
tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country
Vaccination is compulsory
for all persons older than one year and arriving from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever.
Yellow fever vaccination for children
In most of the countries where yellow fever vaccination is mandatory, this also applies to children over 1 year of age, in some countries even from 6 months. It should be noted that
vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two thirds of those affected were children under 6 months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided.
Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!
There is no crime in the island state that goes beyond the usual level, especially hardly any violent crime.
However, the country can range from hurricanes to be haunted, but largely spared because most hurricanes pass north or south of the island. The last hurricane was Hurricane Lenny, which struck the west coast in November 1999, leaving a trail of devastation. The hurricane season is from May to November.
Dominica: Currency, Shopping, and Exchange Rate
The local currency of Dominica is the East Caribbean Dollar (EC $).
Bank opening hours
- Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.• Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shop opening times
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.• Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Large supermarkets are also open until 8:00 p.m.
Inexpensive or country-specific goods, souvenirs
The handicraft products of the Caribs are popular; Goods woven from straw in many varieties, such as grass mats. They are considered the best in the entire Caribbean and can be purchased in the Carib Territory.
Natural products such as local syrup, soap and oils, mostly made from coconut and aloe vera, are offered at many stands. Of course, there is also rum, cigars and various leather goods, ceramics and wood carvings.
In the streets of Roseau, there are countless small stalls selling CD copies of the trendy Rasta music, but also the old classics.
Every other day a cruise ship docks in Roseau, and even beforehand you can watch the hawkers set up huge, colorful stands and wait in anticipation for the affluent, mostly US-American customers.