Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Dominica on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Dominica.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

You should contact local authorities for information on testing facilities.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be transferred to the government isolation facility in Portsmouth until you recover. You will be required to pay for your meals.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Travel in Dominica

There are private taxis and car rental available at the Douglas Charles and Canefield airports and elsewhere. Car rental should be arranged ahead of time. You will be required to wear a face mask at all times on public transport in Dominica. You should maintain a distance of 6 feet apart from others, and frequent hand sanitising is mandatory.

Accommodation

A number of hotels and guest houses have re-opened for business on a limited basis. Each has been certified by government health inspectors that it is compliant with newly introduced health protocols. Some tour operators have re-opened for business. You must stay in ‘Safe in Nature’ certified accommodations or in Government operated quarantine during any arrival quarantine period. A fee structure is in place.

Public spaces and services

COVID protocols require the use of masks and hand sanitising in public spaces.

Healthcare in Dominica

For contact details for English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health

View Health for further details on healthcare in Dominica

See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

The Dominica Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment has a coronavirus hotline staffed by public health officers on 1 800 219 (in Dominica) or +1 767 448 2151.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Dominica

We will update this page when the Government of Dominica announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Dominica national vaccination programme started in February 2021 and is using the AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines. The Government of Dominica has stated that British nationals resident in Dominica are eligible for vaccination if they choose to join the programme. Please contact your local healthcare provider for further information or contact the CoronaVirus COVID-19 Hotline on 1 767 448 2151 or 1 767 611 4325.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Dominica, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

For more information, go to the Dominica Government Information Service on Facebook.