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Dominica has been nickname the “Nature Isle of the Caribbean” due to its beautiful natural environment. Marked with lush rainforests, tall mountains, and filled with exotic flora and fauna, the island is a must-visit.
Travelers can go to small fishing villages, giving them a chance to snorkel or dive and see sunken ships. There are also beautiful hiking trails through the rainforest and mountains. Those looking to relax in one of many hot springs in the country. The more adventurous can even find zip-lines to get an amazing view of the country.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Dominica. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Dominica: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Hepatitis A and typhoid can be contract from contaminated food or water. Be cautious of the food and water (including ice) that you consume.
Dengue and Zika are both present on the island. Make sure your protected with repellents or netting. Pregnant women or women who may become pregnant should take extra precautions against Zika.
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Travelers visiting Dominica must have a valid passport for the duration of their stay. A visa is not required if their stay is for less than six months.
Travelers may be asked to provide proof of an onward ticket, confirmed accommodations and sufficient funds. All individuals over the age of 12 are subject to a $22 departure tax upon leaving the country.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Dominica is almost always warm, with temperatures remaining stable throughout the year. Rains are less common the coast than inland, but are not uncommon. Peak hurricane season is late August to early September.
Crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, and burglary do occur in Dominica. Travel only in well-lit areas and avoid travelling alone if possible. Do not leave valuable items unattended in public areas including beaches.
Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing or bag-snatching, can also occur. Avoid carrying unnecessary valuables with them. Avoid demonstrations or large gatherings, as they are good opportunities for pick-pocketing.
Take extra precautions at beaches, night clubs or other public areas. Try to travel in groups and avoid wearing anything that will attract undue attention.
Papillote Wilderness Retreat is Dominica’s first eco-tourist area. Located on the rainforest slope Morne Macaque, it is near two different rainforests and volcanic pools.
The gorgeous hot pools are fed by a constant stream of natural spring water.
For those who get too warm, there are many cold rivers flowing through the grounds to cool off in. There are also ten acres of wilderness to explore, which have a plethora of exotic flora and fauna.
Caribbean nations are some of the most popular destinations for travel. But, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need before traveling.
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown
Wildey Business Park
St. Michael BB 14006
Telephone: +(246) 227-4399
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(246) 227-4000
Fax: +(246) 431-0179
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