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Dominica travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are required to submit a Health Questionnaire online here at least 24 hours prior to arrival in Dominica.
  • Passengers travelling to Dominica who have been in any of the countries listed below in the past 21 days must present their notification of health clearance to travel prior to departure: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia or Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
    • Passengers will be required to undergo a health assessment and a Rapid Diagnostic Test on arrival in Dominica.
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Flight Restrictions

published 07.08.2020

Passengers and airline crew arriving in Dominica:
– must present a travel clearance obtained before departure at domcovid19.dominica.gov.dm;
– must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival;
– are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT).

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.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

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.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2017)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

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Full Restrictions

  • Dominica International Restrictions:
    *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: There are private taxis and car rental available at the Douglas Charles and Canefield airports. 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.
    *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 250 persons may gather together at any one time. Single visitors are allowed to hospital patients and nursing home residents. Beaches and rivers can be freely accessed and sporting activities allowed.

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    12.10.2020
  • Dominica International Restrictions:
    Borders and the Douglas Charles airport are now open for nationals and non-nationals arriving in Dominica.
    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.
    Please refer to the Dominica government’s website for current information on arriving and departing from Dominica. A negative PCR test is required prior to departing Dominica.

    Internal Restrictions:
    There are private taxis and car rental available at the Douglas Charles and Canefield airports. 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. 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. 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 250 persons may gather together at any one time. Single visitors are allowed to hospital patients and nursing home residents. Beaches and rivers can be freely accessed and sporting activities allowed.

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    05.10.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Borders and the Douglas Charles airport are now open for nationals and non-nationals arriving in Dominica.
    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. A thermal test and antibody blood test will be taken on arrival. If either test is positive, then a further PCR swab test will be carried out. This will be at the traveller’s expense. Please refer to the Dominica government’s website for current information on arriving and departing from Dominica. If positive a mandatory 14 day quarantine will be necessary, self-isolating, in a government facility, or in a certified hotel or guest house.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are private taxis and car rental available at the Douglas Charles and Canefield airports. 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. 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. 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 250 persons may gather together at any one time. Single visitors are allowed to hospital patients and nursing home residents. Beaches and rivers can be freely accessed and sporting activities allowed.

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    07.09.2020
  • Dominica
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    International restrictions:

    Borders and the Douglas Charles airport are now open for nationals and non-nationals arriving in Dominica.
    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. A thermal test and antibody blood test will be taken on arrival. If either test is positive, then a further PCR swab test will be carried out. This will be at the traveller’s expense. Please refer to the Dominica government’s website [https://discoverdominica.com/en/travel-advisory-for-dominica] for current information on arriving and departing from Dominica. If positive a mandatory 14 day quarantine will be necessary, self-isolating, in a government facility, or in a certified hotel or guest house.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are private taxis and car rental available at the Douglas Charles and Canefield airports. 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. 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. 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 250 persons may gather together at any one time. Single visitors are allowed to hospital patients and nursing home residents. Beaches and rivers can be freely accessed and sporting activities allowed.

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    30.08.2020
  • Dominica
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    International restrictions:

    Borders and the Douglas Charles airport are now open for nationals and non-nationals arriving in Dominica. 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. A thermal test and antibody blood test will be taken on arrival. If either test is positive, then a further PCR swab test will be carried out. If positive a mandatory 14 day quarantine will be necessary, self-isolating, in a government facility, or in a certified hotel or guest house.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are private taxis and car rental available at the Douglas Charles and Canefield airports. 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. 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. 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 250 persons may gather together at any one time. Single visitors are allowed to hospital patients and nursing home residents. Beaches and rivers can be freely accessed and sporting activities allowed.

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    14.08.2020
  • Dominica Borders and airports opened for nationals and residents on 15 July. Non nationals will be allowed to enter as of 7 August.
    Mandatory 14 day quarantine will be necessary, self-isolating, in a Government facility, or in a certified hotel or guest house.

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    International restrictions:

    Dominica has closed its airports (Douglas Charles and Canefield) and its seaports to arriving and departing passengers. The government suspended all non-repatriation flights. Returning Dominican Nationals (students and maritime crews) will be allowed to enter the country. Returning citizens will be placed under a 14-day quarantine.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Dominica has put measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the advice of local authorities, including local measures to help minimise your risk of exposure to coronavirus. 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. A State of Emergency is in place but restrictions have eased with business largely back to normal. A pass system is in operation, obtainable from the Dominica Police. Curfew hours are from 10pm – 5am Monday to Sunday. Businesses are operating normally. It is mandatory to wear masks when accessing external establishments. Beaches and rivers may be accessed but no alcohol consumption, picnics, music or gatherings of more than 10 people are permitted. For more information, go to the Dominica Government Information Service on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/GISNewsDominica/]

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    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. 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 250 persons may gather together at any one time. Single visitors are allowed to hospital patients and nursing home residents. Beaches and rivers can be freely accessed and sporting activities allowed.

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    27.07.2020
  • Dominica Dominica has suspended all non-repatriation flights. Returning citizens will be placed under a 14-day quarantine. Airline crew is not allowed to disembark.

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    International restrictions:

    Dominica has closed its airports (Douglas Charles and Canefield) and its seaports to arriving and departing passengers. Returning Dominican Nationals (students and maritime crews) will be allowed to enter the country. A State of Emergency remains in effect until 28 May.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Dominica has put measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus. You should follow the advice of local authorities, including local measures to help minimise your risk of exposure to coronavirus. 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. A State of Emergency is in place but restrictions have eased with business largely back to normal. A pass system is in operation, obtainable from the Dominica Police. Curfew hours are from 10pm – 5am Monday to Sunday. Businesses are operating normally. It is mandatory to wear masks when accessing external establishments. Beaches and rivers may be accessed but no alcohol consumption, picnics, music or gatherings of more than 10 people are permitted. For more information, go to the Dominica Government Information Service on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/GISNewsDominica/]

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    27.06.2020
  • Dominica 1.Passengers are not allowed to enter Dominica. -This does not apply to nationals of Dominica who will be placed in a 14-day mandatory quarantine. 2.Airline crew is not allowed to disembark.

    International restrictions:

    Douglas Charles Airport is closed effectively restricting all entry into the country. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nightly curfew is in place from 19.00 to 05.00 on weekdays and a total lockdown during the weekends and holidays until 25 May. Authorities established a hotline number +1 767 448 2151.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

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    12.05.2020
  • Dominica 1.Passengers are not allowed to enter Dominica.
    -This does not apply to nationals of Dominica who will be placed in a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
    2.Airline crew is not allowed to disembark.

    International restrictions:

    Douglas Charles Airport is closed effectively restricting all entry into the country.
    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    A nightly curfew is in place from 18.00 to 06.00 and a weekend curfew is in place from 18.00 on Friday until 06.00 on Monday until 11 May.

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    10.05.2020
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept, COVID Information/
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