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Dominica is a Caribbean Island that lies to the southeast of Guadeloupe and to the northeast of Martinique. It is a part of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea. The Commonwealth of Dominica and the Dominican Republic are two different countries.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Dominica
Dominica requires citizens of any Commonwealth country to have their passport valid for at least 3 months on arrival. For other visitors, a valid passport, a return ticket, and a document to certify the accommodation type and status in Dominica will be asked. For further information, it is recommended to go to your local embassy before booking your air ticket.
Things/Items Allowed into Dominica
Passengers older than 18 years old are allowed to bring without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes or 50 cigars,1 liter of spirits over 22% volume or wine, items for personal use.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Dominica
Things/Items Forbidden into Dominica
Voice of Travelers to Dominica
Experiencing Real Nature
I had done some research about Dominica prior to this trip, but what I read and experienced was very different. After booking my ticket I flew with TIA2000 airlines from Grantley Adams International Airport to Douglas-Charles Airport. It was not a long flight, and the views from plane was spectacular. I enjoyed outdoor activities like hiking the Waitukubuli National Trail. Although it was very hot and humid, It was a great time as I got to see the beautiful nature of Dominica. I cannot wait to go back, in fact, I already have my ticket for my next adventure there!
The Boiling Lake
While I was buying my air ticket to Dominica, a friend recommended I try exploring the mountains. So I went hiking to The Boiling Lake which is in Mourne Trois Pitons National Park. The sole World Heritage site in the eastern Caribbean. I was so excited when I got to the area where "Pirates of Caribbean" was filmed. The tour guide showed me wild bananas and a bunch of unique tropical plants. It was such an adventurous trip.
Though people normally get tickets to visit the rain forests, I wanted to explore something different. I visited Soufriere & Scott's Head Marine Reserve. It was ranked one of the top 10 diving locations in the world. The water was clear and beautiful. I saw many people taking pictures under water. A blue bay, colorful fishing boats and peaceful atmosphere. I had never felt this relaxed before. Everyone should visit here at least once in their lifetime.
Dominica Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is prohibited in Dominica?
A. Corned beef from Brazil is not allowed in Dominica. Homosexual activity in Dominica is illegal and can result in imprisonment. For Easter holidays, water sports, music and alcohol are also restricted. It is best to check with your embassy or the Government of Dominica's website to keep up to date before booking your ticket.
Q. What are the best seasons to book an air ticket to Dominica?
A. There are 2 periods a year where you should definitely book an air ticket. If you want to enjoy warm weather, the winter season (December to February) is recommended. On the other hand, if you are looking forward to being in hot weather, summer season which is from June to August is recommended. Since both are popular seasons, it is recommended to reserve your air ticket in advance.
Q. What are popular tourist places in Dominica?
A. There are plenty of opportunities for travelers to enjoy Dominica as both hiking and diving can be experienced here. The Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve, the Cabrits National Park Marine Section, and the Salisbury Marine Reserve are popular for divers. The Waitukubuli National Trail and the Morne Trois Pitons National Park are the recommended hiking sites.
Q. How do I travel to Dominica?
A. There are a number of flights available from U.S. and Europe through Antingua, St. Maarten, Barbados, and Martinique. Additionally, cruise ships from Portsmouth are available. Air tickets can be purchased through websites like skyticket or directly from the airlines themselves.
Dominica - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Douglas–Charles Airport ・Martinique Aime Cesaire International Airport
・Princess Juliana International Airport
・Luis Munoz Marín International Airport
・Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport
Flight Routes to Dominica
Douglas–Charles Airport is the only international airport located in Dominica. Air tickets for direct flights are available from Fort-de-Frence, San Juan, Anguilla, Barbados, and other locations.