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Dominica Travel

Travel with a Purpose - Discover Dominica!

English is the official language, yet a large majority of the population speaks Creole (a dialect based on French, African dialect). Some villages in the north use the "kokoy" which is an English patois.

Site Passes
Since 1 June 1997, visitors to tourist sites on the island have to buy entry tickets (these can be claimed).
1 Site: US $ 5 - 1 Week: US $ 12. Tickets are available at the Tourist Office in Roseau, on the sites and other variable places around the island.

Currency Exchange Rate
The local currency is the East Carribean Dollar (EC $), which is 2.67 for 1 us dollars. The banks will give you $ 2.68 for a traveler's check of $ 1. The Us dollar is accepted all over the island, as well as for the Euro.

Credit card
Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted in most shops. You can withdraw cash with your card in several banks of Roseau.

Business hours
Shops are open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, with a closing for lunch from 1 pm to 2 pm and open from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. Banks are open from 8 am to 2 pm Monday to Thursday and from 8 am to 4 pm on Friday, but closed on Saturdays and Sundays.                               .

In Dominica the telecommunications system is rather modern and reliable. The main mobile phone operators are:  Flow and Digicel. The country code is 767.

We use 220/240 volts. European devices work with a simple adapter provided by your hotel.  A transformer is necessary to use devices with 110 voltage. The majority of laptops and phones can be plugged in a transformer.

Medical service
There are 3 hospitals on the island: "Marigot Hospital", "Portsmouth Hospital", and the most important "Princess Margaret Hospital". Emergency services are available in these two establishments. The PMH also has a decompression chamber in case of diving accidents. Specialists and general practitioners practice in private practice, private clinic or hospital.

Emergency room
For the police, ambulances and firefighters call 999. We recommend that you take out travel insurance (medical and repatriation) for the duration of your stay.

Security on the island
In Dominica, we have the lowest crime rate of the Caribbean Islands. However, we recommend that visitors remain vigilant to avoid misdemeanors ...

Local hour
Dominica is Greenwich hour (GMT-4).

The climate
The visitor to Dominica should expect some sun, with some intermittent rain. The temperature of the island is around 27 degrees Celsius. On the coast, the level of rainfall is 1,780 mm, while in the interior of the island, we record more precipitation.

Departure tax
Visitors leaving Dominica must pay EC $ 59 (approx. 20 euros) to the authorities upon departure. children under 12 are exempt from this tax.
French nationals can stay up to 15 days in Dominica on simple presentation of a French identity card. Citizens of Canadian nationality can simply show proof of their nationality with a photo.