Travel Information

Travel Information

Useful Information before you travel

Travelling to Dominica

Dominica is a beautiful island country in the West Indies, full of rich greenery, tropical weather and wonderful scenery. If you are considering a relaxing getaway in Dominica, take a look at our travel information.

Do I need a visa to travel to Dominica?
Most people do not need a visa to enter Dominica if they’re staying for less than 3 months. You can find a full, comprehensive list of which countries do and do not need a visa to enter Dominica on their government website.

Will I need any vaccinations to travel to Dominica?
Before travelling to Dominica, you should be up to date with all routine jabs such as the MMR, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella, and polio vaccines.

The CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) also advise travelers to receive Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines before travelling to Dominica.

The CDC recommends that some travelers should also get the Hepatitis B, Rabies and Yellow Fever vaccines before visiting, depending on the activities they will be involved in during their stay. For more information, visit the CDC website.

What are the best connections to Dominica?

Guests can travel easily to the neighboring Caribbean islands (for example Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago or Martinique) with direct flights from major US and European airports.  
There are easy onwards inter-island flight connections to Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM) or alternatively, guests can choose to travel by ferry from Guadeloupe or Martinique (2-hour travel time) or St. Lucia (4-hour travel time).

As of December 2021, Dominica is connected to Miami airport with a direct flight operated by American Airlines.
For more information and assistance, please contact our Concierge team at [email protected].

What will I need at the airport?
When you arrive in Dominica, usually at the Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM) via Liat, Winair or Seaborne services, you will be required to present a valid and in-date passport. You will also need a return ticket.

What language do people speak in Dominica?
Dominica’s official language is English, but many Dominicans speak Kwéyòl, which is a language based on French, Caribbean, and a variety of West African indigenous languages.

What’s the currency in Dominica?
Officially, the local currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$), but lots of businesses in Dominica also accept US dollars ($).

When to go to Dominica
Dominica has a tropical climate that’s hot and humid year-round. It’s a little cooler and drier around the beginning of the year, from January to around mid-April, but temperatures can still reach up to 28°C/82°F, making it a popular time for tourists to visit.

How to get around Dominica
There are plenty of buses in Dominica, but there are not really any set terminals or schedules – most buses just continue a circuit until they are full. There are also car rental companies operating in Dominica, you will need a $22 temporary license.

If you are looking to go a little further afield, there are also some high-speed L’Express ferries that travel between Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and Saint Lucia.