Dominica Travel Vaccines and Advice
The idyllic destination of Dominica will prove a welcome change in routine with its plethora of recreation opportunities. Through its scenes of relaxation, hiking and biking, kayaking and river rafting, you will be continuously entertained in Dominica. Ensure to mark your visit to the island with a photo at Trafalgar Falls or by one of the many waterfalls scattered throughout the country. Why not complete your stay by taking a whale or dolphin watching tour, or watch showcases at one of the animated festivals and cultural events throughout the year such as the Carnival of Dominica?
Recommended travel vaccinations for Dominica
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Dominica
|Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Dominica
Medical Care in Dominica
Central administrations are leading an effort to reform local hospital and health care in Dominica. According to health indicators, safety and health conditions remain weak throughout the country. If you require treatment during your trip to Dominica, visit Princess Margaret Hospital which is one of the country’s leading medical centres. Although mediocre hospitals and private clinics are dispersed throughout the territory, decompression chambers are not offered at any of the facilities. If you require these services, you must be evacuated to Martinique. Be aware that even if you possess travel health insurance, all medical expenses must be paid immediately in cash.
Although Dominica provides some well-stocked pharmacies, it is still recommended to travel with a pharmacy kit equipped with necessary medicines.
999 is the number to dial for emergency services.
Is Dominica Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Caution required in rural areas|
|Public transportation||Minibus and taxis available; Only use official taxis|
|Recreational activities and excursions||Click the link below for precautions|
|Boiling lake||Do not swim in the lake; May be closed due to the temperature|
|Health||Zika virus and Chikungunya warning|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Dominica?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Dominica for trips under six months. Your passport must be valid for the return trip to Canada.
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Embassy of Canada to Dominica information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian High Commission to Barbados (BRIDGETOWN)
Bishop’s Court Hill, St. Michael, P.O. Box 404,
Bridgetown, Barbados BB11113
Tel.: (246) 629-3550
Fax: (246) 437-7436
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Barbados. There is no Canadian government office in Dominica.