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Dominica Travel Guide

Dominica — Travel Tips

Language

The official language of Dominica is English, but most of the locals can also speak French Creole.

Currency

Dominica uses the East Caribbean dollar (XCD, EC$). Banknotes are available in denominations of EC $5, 10, 20, 50, and 100, while coins come in 50, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 1 cents, plus EC $1. ATMs can be found throughout the island, and Visa, American Express and MasterCard are widely accepted. Most hotels accept travelers’ checks. Banks are open from Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There are bureaux de change facilities and banks with currency exchange services.

Time

UTC +4.

Electricity

The two main electrical sockets used in Dominica are the Type D Indian and the Type G British variations, both of which accept three-pin plugs at 220 to 240 Volts of electricity. Some appliances, like curling irons and hairdryers, may require an adapter and voltage converter or a step-down transformer.

Communications

The country code for Dominica is +767. Time division multiple access (TDMA) networks work for roaming calls as long as you have a credit card. Otherwise, you can rent a handset. Digicel and Orange are the main cell phone providers. Internet access is offered at Roseau’s Cable & Wireless offices and in internet cafés. Some hotels and restaurants have internet access, but connection speeds are often slow yet reliable.

Duty-free

You may bring up to 200 cigarettes or a box of cigars (or an equivalent amount of tobacco) into Dominica without incurring customs duties as long as you are at least 18 years old. You can also import two liters of alcohol, two bottles of perfume for personal use and professional tools. Chemicals, paint, animal products, varnish, coffee, avocados, coconuts, and bananas are forbidden and you need a license if you want to import firearms.

Tourist Office

Discover Dominica Authority, Roseau: +767-448-2045 or http://www.dominica.dm

Consulates in Dominica

Belgian Consulate, Roseau: +767-448-20-96
Chinese Consulate, Roseau: +767-449-00-80
Spanish Consulate, Santo Domingo: +809-535-16-15
Norwegian Consulate, Roseau: +767-449-83-00
Venezuelan Consulate, Roseau: +767-448-33-48

Emergency

Crisis Hotline: 333
Ambulance and Police: 999 or +767-448-2222

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