Dominica Travel Information
All schools in Dominica closed from March 23.
Collections of more than ten people are not recommended.
For more information about coronavirus, see the section
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
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
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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
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.
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
A departure fee of 59 EC $ is required upon
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
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
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
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
The country code for calling Dominica is + 1-767
Emergency number - Police: 999, Fire: 999, Ambulance:
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
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