How to Get to Dominica
If you are looking for a still untouched nature and an individual vacation, Dominica is sure to find one of the most dreamy places on earth. Dominica is part of the Lesser Antilles and is located in the eastern Caribbean. Located between Guadeloupe and Martinique, holidaymakers can spend some eventful days doing so-called island hopping.
But even without such a hopping, Dominica offers, in addition to lots of sun and dreamy beaches, numerous opportunities in, on or even under the Caribbean Sea or during a tour inland to spend a vacation that not only offers relaxation and fun, but also Soul caresses.
Arrival in Dominica
Airplane: According to topb2bwebsites, there are no direct flights to Dominica from Europe and the USA. Usually flights from Europe lead via Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, Puerto Rico or Martinique from where you fly to Dominica. Regional airlines with connections between Dominica and Caribbean destinations are American Eagle, Air Caraibes, Air Guadeloupe, LIAT and Caribbean Star.
Airports: Canefield International Airport (DCF) is 3 miles north of Roseau. It is possible to rent cars at the airport.
Melville Hall Airport (DOM) is located in northeast Dominica, 40 miles from Roseau.
Ship: a L`Express des Iles catamaran sails between Dominica and Guadeloupe (Pointe-a-Pitre), Martinique (Fort-de-France) and St. Lucia (Castries).
Caribbean Ferries operate between Dominica and Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe.
In the high season, Brudey Freres runs daily (except Fridays) between Dominica and Guadeloupe. This company also runs daily (except Mondays) to Fort-de-France, Martinique.
Ferries’ schedules change frequently, so it is important to confirm departures beforehand
Dominica is one of the destinations of Caribbean cruises. There are three cruise ports in Dominica: Woodbridge Deep Water Port (near Roseau), Bayfront in Roseau (by far the most important cruise port in Dominica) and Cabrits in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth’s Rupert Bay is the main berth for sailboats and yachts.
Dominica – entry requirements
is a general requirement for traveling to Dominica. The passport (or the temporary passport) must be valid for at least six months after the planned stay. Citizens of France can also enter Dominica with their valid identity card for a period of up to two weeks without a visa. However, it is also recommended for French people to have a passport with them.
For tourist trips with a maximum stay of 90 days on Dominica; Citizens of many EU countries do not need a visa. Exceptions are Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Lithuania, Austria, Slovenia, Romania, Hungary, the Slovak Republic, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Cyprus; visa-free up to 21 days). Citizens of Switzerland and Turkey can travel up to 21 days in Dominica without a visa.
You should be able to show an onward or return ticket.
If a stopover in the USA is planned on arrival or departure, the visa requirements of the USA must also be observed.
The first step in obtaining a residence permit in Dominica is a work permit.
If citizens of nations that require a visa are planning to stay for more than 21 days, a visa is required.
Single-entry tourist visa: € 69.00.
A visa can only be obtained from the Dominica High Commission in London (see Dominica – important addresses).
If longer stays are planned, this must be applied for in Roseau at the Immigration Department in (Police Headquarters).
Entry with children :
The same visa requirements apply to children traveling with you in Dominica as to their parents. This means that the children’s travel documents must also be valid for at least 6 months after the planned stay. Minors traveling alone require an officially certified declaration of consent from their guardian for their stay in Dominica.
Germany: If the child is accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian, the German child ID card with photo is recognized. A separate passport for children is also recognized. Child ID cards are no longer issued in Germany, existing child ID cards remain valid until the expiry date.
Austria: children need their own passport.
Switzerland: children need their own passport.
Foreign visitors must have sufficient funds for their trip.
Information on recommended vaccinations, health risks and hygiene in Costa Rica can be found in the chapter Dominica – Health and Diseases.
Entry with pets :
It is not allowed to bring cats or dogs from Germany, Switzerland or Austria to Dominica.
Dominica – important addresses
Dominica Tourist Office in Germany: P.O. Box 140223,
Telephone: (0711) 263 466 24, Fax: (0711) 505 35 34
email: [email protected]
National Development Corporation (NDC) – Division of Tourism: Valley Road,
PO Box 293, DM-Roseau
Telephone: 448 2045, Fax: 448 5840
email: [email protected]
Dominica High Commission: 1 Collingham Gardens,
London SW5 OHW, Great Britain
Telephone: 0044 20 73 70 5194, Fax: 0044 20 73 73 8743
email: [email protected] Hours of Operation
: Mon – Fri 9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
The Dominica High Commission in Great Britain is also responsible for Germany, the Switzerland and Austria responsible.
Germany does not have its own diplomatic representation in Dominica, the responsible embassy is in Port of Spain (see Trinidad and Tobago – important addresses). Likewise, Austria and Switzerland have no diplomatic representation in Dominica, the responsible embassies are in Caracas (see Venezuela – important addresses).