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Dominica Travel Guide

Dominica FAQ

What do I need to do before travelling?

We suggest that all our customers review foreign office advice for Dominica before travelling. Click here for the latest information from the foreign office.

What are the visa requirements?

British citizens will not require a visa to enter Dominica. Upon entry, you will be granted a specified period to stay; if you wish to stay any longer, you will need to apply and pay for an extension of stay through the Dominica Immigration Department. Your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay. 

What is the currency in Dominca?

The official currency of Dominica is the East Caribbean Dollar, however the US Dollar and the British Pound are also widely accepted, in addition to most major credit cards and travellers cheques. 

Will I need to bring an adaptor?

Dominica primarily uses the same plugs and electrical outlets as the UK, however it is best to double check with your hotel before your holiday as this is not always the case.

What is the language in Dominica?

English is the official language of Dominica, however a French-based Creole is also widely spoken. 

Are there any customs or public holidays I should be aware of?

It is an offence for anyone (including children) to dress in camouflage clothing in Dominica.

Is Dominica safe?

Dominica is a fairly safe country and most visits are trouble free, however take usual precautions to safeguard your valuables and belongings, as incidents of theft do occur.

What is the cuisine like?

Drawing influences from French, Asian, African, British, Creole and Carib cuisine, food in Dominica is delicious and diverse. Fresh, locally grown produce and seafood  is featured heavily, and local delicacies include callaloo, smoked or stewed opossum and saltfish. 

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