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Dominica Travel InformationAll schools in Dominica closed from March 23. Collections of more than ten people are not recommended. For more information about coronavirus, see the section Health.

Safety

Prior to the December 6 election, there were several demonstrations on Dominica, with some of them having used weapons and tear gas. Protesters have in one case blocked the roads to Douglas-Charles main airport with burning car tires, and several flights have been canceled as a result. It is unclear how the situation will develop in the future.

Travelers are required to exercise caution and avoid staying near demonstrations.

Take special care after dark; It is recommended not to walk alone and avoid illuminated areas. One should at all times secure his personal belongings and documents.

The terror threat is considered low in Dominica.

During the hurricane season (June to November), Dominica is subject to severe storms. During the rainy season there may be a risk of flooding. Earthquakes can also occur.

Hurricanes: In the case of hurricanes, Norwegians staying in affected areas are encouraged to follow the advice and directions of local authorities. In addition, the National Hurricane Center as well as local media is a useful source of up-to-date information.

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It is imperative to make preparations in advance of notified hurricanes. You should ensure that you have access to what you need to do in the immediate aftermath of hurricanes. During and after hurricanes, periods of weakened infrastructure, electricity outages, and telecommunications networks and damage to roads and buildings can occur. Restaurants and shops may be closed. In some cases it can be challenging to float water, food and cash. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not normally provide travel advice in connection with natural disasters.

You should be aware that most tour operators offering excursions, water sports, jeep, horseback riding, etc. are not insured, and you should therefore check the terms of your insurance before undertaking any such activities.

Norway does not currently have a consulate in Dominica. Responsible Norwegian Embassy for Dominica is the Norwegian Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Contact information for consulates in the Caribbean is here.

Entry

Please note that entry regulations may change. The Foreign Service is not responsible if the following information on entry regulations or visa requirements is changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for entry and to familiarize themselves with the current entry rules for each country.

Norwegians travel visa-free to Domiica for shorter stays of up to 90 days. Please note that the passport must be valid for a minimum of six months after departure and that you may be asked to present your return ticket and maintenance status.

For other types of visas contact Dominica's Consulate in Stockholm.

A departure fee of 59 EC $ is required upon departure.

Health

Coronavirus (covid-19): All schools in Dominica closed from March 23. Collections of more than ten people are not recommended. UK and foreign nationals are encouraged to leave the country and contact their airline / insurance carrier and follow up on updates. International flights are becoming increasingly difficult.

You can find more information and guidance from the Norwegian health authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's answers to frequently asked questions about travel and coronavirus.

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Travelers should take common precautions to avoid being exposed to HIV/ AIDS.

Travelers should take common precautions when it comes to food and drink in the tropical area.

For official health travel advice and health professional guidance for Norwegians when traveling abroad, please refer to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Practical information

Practical information on currency, electricity, telephone, opening hours, etc.
Currency unit and credit card

The currency in Dominica is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD/EC $). 1 USD = 2.7 XCD (as of 30.06.2015), 1 NOK = 0.34 XCD (as of 30.06.2015)

Common credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Diners are accepted by most hotels, restaurants, shops and companies.
The power supply is at 115 V.

There are generally good telephone connections in Dominica.
The country code for calling Dominica is + 1-767

Emergency number - Police: 999, Fire: 999, Ambulance: 999

Normal opening hours - Working week: Monday to Friday. Public offices: 08: 00-16: 00 Monday to Friday, lunch breaks 13: 00-14: 00. Banks: 08: 00-14: 00 Monday to Thursday and Friday until 17:00

Public holidays - January 1 (New Year's Day), 3-9. February (Carnival), Good Friday and 1st Easter Day, May 1st (Workers' Day), 2nd Pentecost, August 3rd (Liberation Day), November 3rd (National Day), November 4th (National Day for Civil Service), 1st and 2nd Christmas Day.

Norway is 6 hours ahead of Dominica (GMT -4).
The climate in Dominica is medium tropical. The rainy season is from June to October.

The official language of Dominica is English. In addition, there is spoken Creole, a dialect of French. It should be noted that wearing camouflage clothing is prohibited.

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