*Entry to Dominica: Borders and the Douglas Charles airport are now open for nationals and non-nationals arriving in Dominica.
*Screening on arrival: Arrival protocols are in place. Arriving passengers must complete an online questionnaire 24 hours before arrival, and have a PCR swab test with a negative result taken up to 72 hours before arrival. This result must be uploaded and submitted with the questionnaire so that your arrival can be approved by email from the Dominican Ministry of Health. Without this email you will not be allowed to board the flight coming into Dominica. A pinprick Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) will be taken on arrival. If the RDT is negative, then the traveller must self-isolate in a government operated or government certified facility for five days before having a further PCR test. If the RDT is positive, then a further PCR swab test will be carried out. This will be at the traveller’s expense. Further information can be found via the Dominica Hotel and Tourist Association certified booking line at +1 (767) 615-0551. If the PCR test is positive a mandatory 14 day quarantine will be necessary, in a government facility for which fees will be charged. The results of the second PCR test are likely to take at least 48 hours. Once a negative test is received the next seven days can be spent at an uncertified premises but the traveller should remain inside and monitor their temperature. Managed tourist activities are possible with strict supervision from certified operators. Please refer to the Dominica government’s website for current information on arriving and departing from Dominica. Internal Restrictions:
*Travel in Dominica: On arrival and within the first seven days in country, you must take only transportation from a certified COVID-19 Taxi operator. 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 are re-opening on a limited basis for business. Each will be certified by government health inspectors that it is compliant with newly introduced health protocols. Some tour operators have re-opened for business. You can only stay in ‘Safe in Nature’ certified accommodations or in Government operated quarantine for the first seven days in country. A fee structure is in place.
*Public spaces and services: Businesses, shops, offices, churches, sports facilities and beauty salons are now operating normally without restriction, except for health protocols (physical distancing, hand sanitising, wearing face masks). A maximum of 199 persons may gather together at any one time once the organizer has received permits and approval. Single visitors are allowed to hospital patients and nursing home residents. Beaches and rivers can be freely accessed and sporting activities allowed.